I think I'll switch over to being the antagonist here.
Maybe the kid had a good reason... anyone think of that? Maybe he was bullied and had his lunch money stolen, that his Mother had to work at some degrading & abusive job for. Maybe it was her last $5, and gave it to her child so he could eat while she went hungy? Out of context it's hard to tell what the... aww shit, fry the fucker.
When the going gets tough... the tough go cyclic.