Boy, 12, run over by angry neighbour after ringing doorbells

Old intercom on a red brick wallA 12-year-old boy is being treated in hospital after allegedly being run over by a man whose doorbell he had been ringing as a prank.

Ivano Baptista and his brother Miguel, 14, were ringing doorbells and cycling off when one victim gave chase in his car and knocked Ivano down, broadcaster WNL reported.

‘He came out of nowhere driving fast and drove into my brother,’ Miguel told the broadcaster. Ivano’s leg was broken in the incident and he is still in hospital after undergoing an operation.

The man, who is 52, was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and remains in custody. He will appear in court in Haarlem on Wednesday.