A Florida man busted last week after robbing a store, told cops he’d done it because the 10-year-old boy with him had made him do it.

18-year-old Steven A. Manor was caught red-handed on security cameras breaking a window with a large rock at a Dollar General store on July 14th. The 10-year-old was with him.

The elder was seen unlocking a case of cigarettes and stealing two packs.

Two people who were driving by heard the store’s alarm and saw three people running. They’d followed the trio to a motel, which is where they were found two of them; Mr. Manor and the 10-year-old.

Initially, he denied even being involved, but then told authorities that the 10-year-old and the youngster’s two cousins had “made him go into the store.”

He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, petty theft, and burglary.