Two 14-Year-Olds Arrested After Weeks-Long Reign of Vandalism
They keyed and egged cars, dumped garbage and smashed lights in supposed payback for name-calling. But they are undone by their own eggs.
Two 14-year-old Wauwatosa boys were arrested last Saturday for disorderly conduct after they traumatized at least four families in the 7300 block of Wellauer Drive for several weeks by egging houses and cars, keying multiple vehicles, turning over garbage cans in the alley, dumping garbage cans on vehicles and smashing solar yard lights.
The son of one of the victims provided the clue that led his father to confront one of the boys, who lives nearby.
His son told him that he has a friend who works at Pick ‘n Save who had heard that the two suspects were buying a lot of eggs there.
The father went to the boy’s house and confronted him with the allegations. The boy admitted to the more minor offenses but denied damaging cars.
However, when police took over the investigation, he admitted all of it, and when his accomplice was located, so did he.
They said the acts were “revenge” for being called names one day by some older boys playing basketball in the alley.
However, they also said that they chose those particular acts – damaging people's cars and homes – because they were "fun" and "funny."