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Deputies: Bored teens shot 275 car windows with BB guns

Brandon Lee Smith and Evan Keith Salas were bored, so they spent a recent Friday night shooting 275 automobile windows with a BB gun in the Seminole area, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies.

Smith, 18, 10996 106th Ave. N, Largo, and Salas, 19, of 13298 82nd Ave. N, Seminole, were arrested at their homes Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff's detectives identified them using surveillance video footage of Smith's automobile, authorities said.

Deputies said both men had recently purchased BB guns. On Jan. 21, Salas got into Smith's car as they drove around Seminole, Largo and Belleair Bluffs shooting out windows. The vandalism spree lasted until early Saturday morning. Most of the shooting took place between 82nd and 94th avenues and from 131st to 143rd streets in Seminole, deputies said.

The teens were booked into the Pinellas County Jail on six counts each of felony criminal mischief, indicating that the damage was more than $1,000. They were each being held Wednesday in lieu of $15,000 bail.

More charges are likely to follow, deputies said.

Deputies: Bored teens shot 275 car windows with BB guns 01/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:46pm]
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