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BUFFALO, NY--  The teenage son of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown appeared in Buffalo City Court Monday morning on a petit larceny charge.

Byron Brown, III, 19, was ordered by Judge David Manz to stay out of trouble for the next six months, not go into A.J. Wright stores and attend a Stop Shoplifting Education Program. It is a four hour course where students learn about the societal and person effects of shoplifting.

Buffalo Police arrested young Brown last weekend for attempting to steal nearly $60 worth of clothing and electronics from the A.J. Wright store on Delaware Avenue.

An aquaintance of young Brown, Xavier Jemison, 20, was working the cash register and apparently did not ring up all of the items. Jemison was charged as well.  He was also in court on Monday and received the same punishment.

Attorney Joel Daniels represented young Brown. "Byron is a good kid who did something he regrets, but fortunately his matter has now been adjourned for six months. If he stays out of trouble, which I know he will, all the charges will be dismissed and his record cleared," said Daniels.

The young Brown also got in trouble in 2007 for crashing the family's S-U-V into several parked cars. He pleaded guilty to a few charges, including leaving the scene of an accident.

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