Shop owner who dragged a nine-year-old boy through an IGA supermarket and locked him in a storeroom as an angry mob of youths raided the store has his charges DROPPED
- Farivar Ronaghi was in his Kelmscott store when he dragged boy, 9, into room
- Mr Ronaghi was charged with deprivation of liberty and assault over the incident
- Walked free from court and awarded $1,500 in damages with charges dropped
A shop owner who dragged a nine-year-old alleged thief through his IGA supermarket and locked him in a storeroom has had his charges dropped.
Farivar Ronaghi was in his Kelmscott store in Western Australia when he grabbed the child and locked him in a storeroom, in December last year.
He was charged with deprivation of liberty and assault over the incident.
Shocking footage showed Mr Ronaghi (pictured in light blue) dragging the kid by the collar
Footage showed Mr Ronaghi dragging the child by the collar and shoving him into the room before locking the door.
Moments later a group of children entered the store and caused havoc by throwing rocks and pushing items off the shelf.
Some of the children were charged with stealing, Nine News reported.
After walking free from court, Mr Ronaghi said: ‘I have to thank the people who supported me at this time, it was very stressful for me.’
He was subsequently awarded $1,500 in damages and members of the community raised $4,000.
After walking free from court, Mr Ronaghi was not given a reason as to why he was arrested when he was just defending his store