HAPPENING TODAY: Buckhead leaders to discuss possibly banning ‘water boys’ – WSB Atlanta

Atlanta's so-called water boys (WSB-TV)
ATLANTA — A mother will join Buckhead city movement leaders to call for a ban on “water boys” — children selling water bottles to drivers on the street. She said it cost her son’s life.
Tomeka Pless sat down with Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday to talk about how her son’s life was cut short.
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“He offered the young man half of the $10. But instead of him taking five, he took my baby’s life,” Pless said.
Pless said she’s now on a mission to make sure no other child is killed over selling water bottles.
“No parent should have to endure the pain of losing a child to this kind of preventable violence in Atlanta, Buckhead City or anywhere,” said Buckhead City Committee’s CEO Bill White. “Once lawfully created, Buckhead City will ban water boys and prosecute those who break the rules. In the meantime, we’re proud to support Tomeka’s efforts and ask everyone who lives, works or visits inside Buckhead City’s borders to sign the petition. The unchecked violence, stealing and harassment must stop.”
The group will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. to discuss their plan.
We’ll bring you all the latest details from that news conference on Channel 2 Action News at Noon
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