A BOY of four broke into a neighbor's house in the middle of the night and nicked five Christmas presents under a tree - after getting DRUNK.
Cops found little Hayden Wright still staggering round the street clutching a beer can - and wearing a brown DRESS he had stolen.
They rushed him to hospital where doctors pumped out his stomach after diagnosing alcohol poisoning.
But when he sobered up, angelic-looking Hayden told police he had wanted to be ARRESTED so he could join his convict father in jail.
Last night his sobbing mum April, 21, said: "He runs away trying to find his father. He wants to get in trouble so he can go to jail."
Cops said Hayden sneaked a Budweiser from the fridge before creeping into a neighbor's house in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, through an unlocked front door.
She said: "Kids do things like this - it's out of your control. You do the best you can as a mother, but everyone makes mistakes."
Social services officials met with her, and will not be taking Hayden into care.
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