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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."

matt alt May 19, 2012 at 10:51 AM
oh kids, when will they learn there is very little money to be made in vandalism
John Bray May 19, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Seems like a stern & harsh application of Old Testament retribution is needed in my old hometown.
Deb Strzelecki May 19, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Good old Pick 'n' Save! It's amazing how's there's always one little thing that a miscreant overlooks that does 'em in. The kid that works at PNS should aspire to be a detective.
Jim Price May 21, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Deb, I love that! Now, the two boys MIGHT have been buying quantities of eggs to make their moms Mothers Day omelets, but... apparently not. Good detective work, indeed.
Deb Strzelecki May 21, 2012 at 05:31 PM
LOL, Jim. Only mom's omelet would have to be scraped off of houses and cars. Once eggs dry, they are nasty to remove. Still think the kid working in his white shirt and black necktie required by PNS Chaiman Bob has got a bright future. I think the Tosa PD should give him some sort of award.
Deb Strzelecki May 21, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Jim, just another comment: Another argument to be made about not allowing Tosa residents to keep urban hens. Eggs and hens will run amok. :)
Deb Strzelecki May 21, 2012 at 08:15 PM
BTW, think urban hens & eggs are sustainable
Jim Price May 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM
OK, if I went to the lengths to legally raise chickens in my yard for eggs and my kid wasted so much as a precious one them to egg somebody's house, I would end up in jail and he in Family Protective Services.
Deb Strzelecki May 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM
LOL, Jim. After enjoying organic, free range eggs is the past, the only thing PNS eggs are good for is ammunition. BTW, my source for decent eggs has retired. Any suggestions? I so miss those buttery, flavorlful, rich, delectable orbs.

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