After Richard Griffin stole an SUV that was left idling in the parking lot of a Bristol Township convenience store, he quickly learned an 11-year-old passenger was in the backseat. Once the boy made his presence known, Griffin pulled over and let him out before driving away, according to court records in the 2009 crime. The boy wasn’t hurt. Griffin was arrested and later pleaded guilty in Bucks County Court to charges including theft, receiving stolen property and interference with custody of children.
The custody offense is the only reason the Philadelphia man is a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania.