In Tampa, Florida, two teenagers were arrested after attempting to vandalize and unmarked police vehicle while the officers were still inside. According to police, the undercover officers were patrolling the area when they observed three teenagers casing the parking lot. Astutely surmising that something nefarious and slightly stupid was afoot, the officers quietly pulled into the parking lot and proceeded to monitor the teens. Eventually, with flashlights, screwdrivers and a piece of concrete in tow, the group of would-be criminals set then set their sights on the officers’ vehicle. When their intent became clear, the officers burst forth from the car and attempted to apprehend the thieves.
Of the three, officers were able to capture and arrest two of the teens, ages 15 and 17 respectively. Upon interview, the teens admitted they had intended to steal the officers’ car, but that they were not aware it was a police vehicle. Since being a dumbass kid is not an offense punishable by law, the officers opted instead to charge the juvenile delinquents with possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest without violence.
Source: Florida Today