Kids these days: Once they relieved their suburban doldrums by short-sheeting and drag racing, now they’re going on cross-county crime sprees. That’s the takeaway from the Arlington County Police Department’s announcement yesterday that officers had arrested three teenagers on charges of shooting out car windows with BB guns more than 250 times.
18-year-old William Romero, 18-year-old Ricardo Reynoso, Jr., and 19-year-old Alexander Chase are accused of using BB guns to shoot out car windows in Northern Virginia counties and as far away as West Virginia.
“There’s no rhyme or reason [to the attacks],” says Dustin Sternbeck, a spokesman for the ACPD. The trio and other accomplices police plan to charge later allegedly were brazen enough to attack two marked police cruisers.
Police were only to nail the allegedly BB gun-toting teens after a series of stakeouts. Which should be a lesson to miscreant teens everywhere: Quit while you’re ahead.
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