Teens Rampage through California Grocery Store

AP Photo/David Goldman
AP Photo/David Goldman

Last week in Marysville, CA, five teenagers were arrested after tearing through a Save Mart yelling gang slogans, pulling food off the shelves and throwing it to the floor, and pouring alcohol down their throats, the Daily Mail reports. Marysville police reported that the four girls and one boy “terrorized the store” around 1:40 p.m. A 64-yeqr-old veteran in the store slipped and fell on cooking oil that the teenagers spilled on the floor, and may reportedly have broken his elbow.

The group’s apparent motive was revenge on the owners, who had alerted police two days prior to the incident when they were disrupting the store. A police spokesman told Sacramento-area Fox affiliate KTXL, “At one point they even went to the liquor aisle, and they actually opened up some liquor bottles and started consuming alcoholic beverages in the liquor aisle.”

According to police, one teenager attempted to punch the store manager, who was trying to stop the destruction. One 15-year-old caused minor injuries to police when resisting arrest. All five teenagers were transferred to a juvenile detention facility, arrested for felony vandalism, which is believed to have totaled thousands of dollars in damages.

It has been a tough week for Marysville; on Friday, Laura Nicole Lasek, 26, a teacher at Thomas E. Mathews Community School, was charged with oral copulation with a person under 16 and sexual intercourse with a person under 16, according to the Sacramento Bee. She had sent Facebook messages to a 15-year-old boy, who allegedly said they had been having sex for two months.

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