Boy admits drinking, slashing 27 tires

March 25, 2009 10:27:48 AM PDT
Police on Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of vandalizing nearly 30 cars during a late-night, alcohol-induced foray through a Pleasanton neighborhood earlier this month.

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Pleasanton police said the boy admitted he drank alcohol the evening of March 5, and then, in the early morning hours of the following day, walked through a northeast Pleasanton neighborhood, puncturing the tires of 27 cars with a pocketknife.

Damage to the vehicles was estimated at $6,075.

The boy was arrested and booked into the Pleasanton Police Department, and later released to his parents for a pending date in juvenile court, according to police.

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