Thursday, November 05, 2009

Airsoft 'BB Gun Bandits' Arrested after $100,000 Worth of Vandalism

CLEARFIELD, Utah - Clearfield Police arrested five teens who are the prime suspects in a massive vandalism spree. Cops are calling them the Airsoft BB Gun Bandits. Starting September 1, police say the young men shot out as many as 200 car windows in a crime spree that ranged from North Ogden to Kaysville.

The suspects have admitted to damaging vehicles by breaking out windows with an assortment of implements, ranging from Airsoft BB guns to pumpkins and eggs. Damage is estimated at more than $100,000. Four of the suspects are over 18 and were booked into the Davis County Jail. All are now facing felony charges.

"So far we're estimating damages of $100,000 to $200,000 so far in total, and that just on the windows," says Clearfield Police Cpl. Kyle Jeffries. "They're gonna be facing not just criminal charges, but civil liability, which can come back and haunt them for a long time."

Police caught a break Wednesday after a resident witnessed someone throwing a brick at a vehicle in Clinton City. The suspect's vehicle description was sent out and was found later in Syracuse.

Four of the teens were adults, while one 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and released to his parents.

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