Alleged Vandals Call Surf City Cops as Owner of Truck Splattered with Paint Gives Chase
The Weekly has stumbled upon Orange County's next MacArthur genius grant recipients: They are the fellows who called Huntington Beach Police for help Monday night, explaining they were being chased by the owner of a truck they had just dumped paint over while out vandalizing random vehicles.
The call came in around 10:55 p.m. and sent officers to the area of Magnolia Avenue and Hamilton Street, where three guys in the car--a juvenile and two adult males--and the truck owner were rounded up.
Further investigation revealed the driver of the car and his two buddies had been out egging cars in a nearby neighborhood when they decided to, uh, graduate to pouring paint on a truck parked outside a home on Crailet, according to Huntington Beach Police's Facebook page.
The owner of that truck saw what was happening and began following the trio, who in turn called police to say they feared for their safety. Now they are fearing the justice system. The male juvenile was arrested and released to his parents. The two adult males were arrested and booked into the city jail. All three face felony vandalism and conspiracy to commit a crime charges.
It will be tough for them to prove their innocence as, according to HBPD, the dude with the truck informed the officers that the security cameras on his house captured the whole thing.
Take it away, Homer.
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