INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Three teens have been arrested in connection to what deputies say “began as a ‘senior prank,'” according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies said they arrested 18-year-old Cameron Pope, 18-year-old Jacob Garay, and 19-year-old Mark Aponte. They are each charged with felony damaging computers and injury to personal property. The teens were being held under $5,000 bonds at the Union County Jail.
This follows the arrests of Nalen Geoffroy, an 18-year-old student, and Javier Sheffield, a 21-year-old non-student who are facing the same charges.
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Authorities said the vandals poured honey and syrup on electrical panels and expensive electronic equipment, as well as other damage ranging in total from $20,000 to $30,000.
“A senior prank is something that we’re used to,” said Union County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Lt. James Maye. “A senior prank is not this.”
To report suspicious or criminal activity in your area, the UCSO said to please call 9-1-1, the UCSO Main Office at 704-283-3789, or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.