Boy whose hoverboard was stolen: “I thought I was going to die”

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 18:43:35-05

Hampton, Va. - "I was scared and shocked because I thought I was going to die."

Thirteen year old Christian Michaels thought he was just being nice when someone asked him to ride his hoverboard a few days ago.

"There was this guy walking down the street, and he asked can I ride it. I said 'yeah,' and he got on it. I said 'can I have it back?' He said, 'do you want to die tonight?'

That's when Christian ran inside his home and called his mom, Nicole Michaels.

"It's a hoverboard! What is that, 400 bucks? $375 for a hoverboard? My child's life. That's my child's life," Michaels said.

The same week someone stole Christina's hoverboard, two more Hampton teens had theirs taken, too.

"If your kids have hoverboards, just be out there with them. It's no joke. Apparently they're a big thing," Michaels told NewsChannel 3.

Since it happened, Michaels said her son hasn't been the same.

"For the first three days, he wouldn't sleep in his room. He didn't know if the guy was going to come back for the charger or anything," she said.

And as for her, she had one thing to say to the person who threatened her son: "You're a low life for stealing from my child and for threatening my child`s life."

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