ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - You hear about it all the time - kids toilet papering houses or throwing eggs at cars. Just a couple of immature pranks, right? Not for 4 charlotte county teens.
Early Sunday morning, the teens hatched a plan to cause some trouble around Englewood. They told deputies they stopped at Walmart and stocked up on eggs - 180 of them - then, went looking for targets.
Just after midnight, David Williams was inside his home when he heard, "Just a thump outside by the windows," Williams said.
He went outside and found egg shells and yolk dripping down the side of his house. "They took off so we went and got my mom's van and followed them and got their license plate number and called the cops," Williams said.
Luckily, there was no damage. But that wasn't the case for one Nissan driver. The eggs dried and ate through the paint, leaving him with more than $1,500 in damages. The teens hit cars and homes on Roosevelt Street, Rotonda West, Rotonda Circle, Placida Road and the Olde Rnglewood areas.
Deputies later tracked down 18 year olds, Stephan Orman and Victoria Rowe, along with a 16 and 17 year old. Their egging escapade was scrambled, and because the damage was so extensive, the 4 teens now face Felony Criminal Mischief charges. "It's pretty stupid," Williams said, "No reason to get in trouble over."
It's a lesson, the Sheriff's Office says, that these so-called "innocent" pranks, are not always what they're cracked up to be.
If you found egg damage on your home or vehicle, you should contact the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in Englewood at: 941-475-9005.