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Two charged for allegedly shooting out 21 windows

Published November 4, 2013 6:58 pm

Crime • Police say they found men with BB guns and hundreds of BBs.
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Two Salt Lake Valley men have been charged for allegedly shooting out a bunch of car windows.

The men, a 20-year-old from West Jordan and an 18-year-old from Taylorsville, were each charged with 21 counts of criminal mischief on Monday in 3rd District Court. The charges range from class-A misdemeanors to one second-degree felony each.

On Feb. 16, 20 West Valley City residents and a Kearns resident reported that their car windows — and in one instance, a house window — had been shot out, according to the charges.

The same day, a West Valley City officer pulled the men over near 4100 S. 4800 West. The officer opened the back passenger door and "immediately saw the wood stock of a rifle sticking out from under a juvenile passenger's feet," according to the charges. The officer searched the car and found four BB guns and hundreds of BBs, the charges add.

After they were read their Miranda rights, the two men said that they and their friends were bored and agreed to shoot out car windows and "have some fun," the charges add.

"[The 20-year-old] said that originally they were targeting someone that they did not like. When they couldn't find his house, they shot at vehicles in the general area where they thought he lived," the charges read.

The cost to repair the damage to the car windows was estimated between $100 and $600, and $2,000 for the house window.

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