JPD: Young vandals "clean up" | Crime
A Jonesboro couple received a crude surprise Thursday morning when they discovered someone had written vulgar words and phrases on their vehicles.
But it was the two confessed vandals who really “cleaned up.”
Officer Richard Guimond was dispatched to a home in the 2200-block of Flatrock Trail just before 7 a.m. When he arrived he found several curse words and vulgar drawings written in shoe polish and car chalk on the victim’s blue minivan. Another vehicle had also been vandalized, but the victim’s husband had washed it off before going to work.
While talking to the van’s owner, a neighbor approached and said his son “might have some information.”
The boy reportedly told Officer Guimond two boys who had visited the night before had taken car chalk from his dresser.
Officer Guimond went to the home of one of the boys where he said he found a golf cart with the same color chalk “marked all over its windshield.”
According to his report, Officer Guimond asked the boys, ages 10 and 11, “if they had done something the night before that they probably should not have done.” He said the boys admitted they had written on the van.
The boys and their parents then went to the victims' home “to see the damage done.” Then the boys were “made to wash the car chalk off.”
The victims chose not to press charges.