19 kids ‘bored’ on quarantine lock-down stole 46 cars between them, telling police in America they stole the cars as part of a ‘social media challenge.’
In total, 46 cars were stolen in 20 different heists across Forsyth County in North Carolina worth more than $1.1 million. And it was all thanks to a Snapchat trend to take as many pictures as possible of you alongside stolen cars.
40 of the 46 cars the kids stole have been recovered, although some had been taken for extensive joyrides. And, as the children are all technically minors, they can’t be arrested.
The crime spree lasted for six weeks and involved the kids breaking into car dealerships. The child crime ring targeted Audi, Lexus and Toyota in particular. Gone in 60 Seconds, kids-style! Yikes!
“Detectives have sought, and thus far have been denied, secure custody orders from the Forsyth County Department of Juvenile Justice for the involved juveniles,” police wrote in the release. “Detectives are continuing their efforts to investigate these crimes and to prevent future thefts.”
The only good news in this story isn’t that it didn’t happen here in the UAE!