and please allow me to add a "But"....<quoted text>
Perhaps you're right.
Since that was NOT the situation....
Kid should of kept walking to where he was (not) supposed to be...
rather than turning back, in already slightly escalated situations because of recent break ins and other issues in the neighborhood-then finding themselves looming over people in the dark, in what could very easily have been perceived as a threatening stance , just adding MORE trouble to trouble, is NEVER a "good" thing either.
In trouble, met out looking for trouble, which made for double trouble.