French President Nicolas Sarkozy says his youngest son was out of line when he and friends pelted a policewoman with "vegetables" but says there's always the risk that kids will be kids when left unattended.
In recent days, French media have reported that 15-year-old Louis Sarkozy and friends at the presidential palace threw tomatoes and wadded paper balls at the on-duty officer on March 8.
In an offbeat TV interview Friday, Sarkozy sought to set the record straight. He told Canal Plus: "He was wrong, but it wasn't little balls ... it was vegetables."
"It's not nice. I told him what I thought. I saw the policewoman."
Sarkozy said raising children is "the hardest thing in the world" and leaving a child alone with two friends was risky. He has three sons and a daughter from three marriages.