For most teenagers, breaking the law means an unhappy interaction with the police.
In a case involving a 13-year-old from Tempe, Arizona, police supplied a new skateboard instead of a ticket.
A post to the Tempe Police Department's blog explains officers were called to a local public transport platform to pick up a gang of teenagers trespassing during the early hours of the morning.
One of the young boys, identified only as Tyler, reportedly came from a "significantly impoverished home" he tried to avoid returning to whenever possible.
Lt. Mike Pooley told KTAR it was immediately evident the situation was bad, saying,
Tyler's life was already difficult enough without the strain of an extra financial burden.