Jewish teen in Southern California arrested in cross-burning incident

According to the newspaper report, the boy said he, two other juveniles and an 18-year-old man burned the cross last month because his parents wouldn't let him stay at a beach bonfire party two hours beyond his usual 10 p.m. curfew.

The three others involved were charged last week with terrorism and arson carried out as a hate crime.

According to the Register, the Jewish boy also admitted to using chemicals to burn a swastika into his home's lawn because his mother wouldn't give him $3 for a pack of cigarettes. That incident was not reported to police.

"I'm really sorry that this happened," the newspaper quoted the boy as saying.