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Two Helena teens cited over spilled milk

2013-03-26T10:03:00Z 2013-03-27T00:06:26Z Two Helena teens cited over spilled milkIndependent Record Helena Independent Record
March 26, 2013 10:03 am  • 

Helena police cited two teenage boys Monday for an Internet-inspired prank involving spilling milk in a grocery store.

Police believe a 14-year-old and 15-year-old somehow sprayed chocolate milk on glass cooler doors at Albertsons on North Montana Avenue last Friday night.

It may have been a local example of “gallon smashing,” an Internet phenomenon in which people shoot video of their friends in stores tripping and falling and hurling gallon jugs of milk or juice to the floor.

“They said they saw it on a YouTube video,” Helena Police Chief Troy McGee said of the pair.

He said police are still looking into a possibly related egg-throwing incident.

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  1. FlamingLiberal1
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    FlamingLiberal1 - March 28, 2013 2:38 pm
    Well, if playing violent video games makes someone a killer, then my son should be a professional football player, as he plays the Madden NFL game regularly. And I ought to be a pharmacist with all the hours I spent playing Dr. Mario back in college. Sorry, but media is a convenient scapegoat for, not a cause of, bad behavior.
  2. FlamingLiberal1
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    FlamingLiberal1 - March 27, 2013 1:14 pm
    Deliberate destruction of merchandise is theft. Plus, someone probably earning less than $10 an hour had to clean up the mess. These kids need to put in some time cleaning up other peoples' messes. Maybe picking up dog poo in the parks for several hours.
  3. steeline
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    steeline - March 27, 2013 9:28 am
    And they say that violence and sex on TV, in movies and in video games don't have an effect on the young? Tell me again please.
  4. sa_612
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    sa_612 - March 26, 2013 3:29 pm
    enu_22 - Great idea! I know it wasn't meant to be funny, but I still laughed.

    This is where community service is a great idea. You want to waste groceries? Fine, you get to help serve meals to those who can't afford that milk you destroyed. You want to make a mess for someone else to clean up? Here, we've got a nice stretch of highway where you can clean up other people's mess.
  5. Curmudgeon
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    Curmudgeon - March 26, 2013 1:23 pm
    This is the latest, most fashionable way for brainless sheep and crowd-followers to demonstrate how truly stupid they are.
  6. Steve722
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    Steve722 - March 26, 2013 12:08 pm
    “They said they saw it on a YouTube video”. And the IR says "gee, lets post the video on our website so we can give others the same idea".
  7. DeltaEpsilonKappa
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    DeltaEpsilonKappa - March 26, 2013 11:38 am
    Maybe these same teens need to watch the story on lemmings and how they jump off cliffs.

  8. enu_22
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    enu_22 - March 26, 2013 11:02 am
    Try it at home first just to see how funny it really is.

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