Boy stabs brother because he 'would rather be in jail than spend eight hours in a car with him'

Chris Baynes

A 13-year-old boy who stabbed his older brother told police he would “rather be in jail” than spend eight hours in a car with his sibling.

The teenager complained his 15-year-old brother had been teasing him before he slashed him three times with a pocket knife.

The victim was found bleeding heavily in the drive of a house in Florida while his sibling sat in the front seat of their car.

The younger boy was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon​, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said.

The teenager said he had "had enough" of his brother and did not regret attacking him on Saturday. According to an arrest report, he told officers: ”I’d rather be in jail than eight hours in the car with him.”

His sibling was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

The boys live in Clarksville, Tennessee, northwest of Nashville.