ORLANDO -- The 12-year-old accused of trying to rob a local pharmacy with two BB guns will remain locked up.
On Tuesday, he appeared before a judge, one day after Orlando police said he snuck out of his house and then held up the Walgreens at Kirkman Road and Raleigh Street.
However, the boy's father said the police and media have it all wrong, and that his son is a good kid.
"We hear everything that's on TV and we hear everything that's out there,” said the boy’s father. “You know what, there's two sides to every story. He's actually a sweet kid. You know what, everybody probably hears that about their kids, but you know, I think the entire situation, everybody out here who got a camera or a microphone in my face, this time you guys might have this one wrong."
The father pleaded with a judge to release the boy into his custody, but that request was denied.
The boy is due back in court Sept. 11.
News 13 is not identifying the boy because of his age.