Monday, October 19, 2009
Burrito Wielding Teen Arrested For Mexican Style Attack
Armed With A Deadly Burrito
Felony charge for teen who tossed Mexican "missile" at car as a prank
OCTOBER 14--A South Carolina teenager is facing a felony charge for throwing a "deadly missile" at a moving vehicle. The armament in question was a burrito.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office report, the 15-year-old suspect, a passenger in a Dodge, allegedly threw the burrito Saturday afternoon at John Addie's Honda as the cars traveled alongside each other on a Florida street. Cops discovered burrito remnants inside and outside the Honda, as well as on Addie, who was not injured when struck by the flying burrito (somehow, Addie's Honda suffered a chipped windshield during the incident).
After tracing the Dodge's license plate, cops confronted the teenager, who admitted throwing the burrito as a "prank." He claimed no other object was thrown at the Honda, though cops concluded that there was evidence that "a hard object caused damage" to Addie's car. The admitted burrito tosser, pictured in the above mug shot with his eyes concealed because he is a minor, was booked into jail and later released into his father's custody.
A Deputy Sheriff, speaking on condition of proximity and serendipity, said it was possible the charges could be enhanced to a "hate" crime, which carries a 5 to 20 year sentence.