Police: 1 Of 4 Teens Seen Vandalizing Cars In YouTube Video Turns Himself In

By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police say one of the teens, seen in an online video vandalizing cars (see related story), has turned himself in.

Police say a 16-year-old has turned himself in, after investigators found videos posted on YouTube of a group calling itself “Wreck Locals.”

In the YouTube videos, the teens randomly kick and smash side-view mirrors and windshields, they spray paint on the sides and hoods of cars and, as police lieutenant Ray Evers points out, they proudly show their faces.

“Very, very identifiable, we hope to have all four very soon.”

Police found the online videos while investigating similar vandalism along the 2000 block of Etting Street in South Philadelphia. That’s where resident Joseph Salterelli’s windshield was smashed, his car spray-painted and two tires slashed.

He’s hardly surprised the teens are bragging and posting videos online. “They’re thugs man, they need something to do. Someone has to take them off the street before they get someone else.”

Police say with the amount of damage, these kids could face felony charges.

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  1. Hater says:

    I hope their fathers make enough money to pay for damages. Oh wait………never mind.

  2. L says:

    Our van was vandalized last night, Jan 3rd, 2012. They smashed the wind shield at approximately 6pm. We filed a police report and then at some point in the evening they returned and smashed out the rear window. We filed another police report again this morning. The police informed us that there is absolutely NOTHING we or the authorities can do to resolve this. They did, however, inform me that I have the right to defend my home and property and I promise you…. we are well defended.

  3. noname says:

    Lock them up, throw away the key, they are sociopaths…as proclaimed by their video they do not care what others think or what they do to others.

    Sociopaths typically understand their actions and know they are wrong or socially unacceptable but simply don’t care. Mentally challenged individuals may lack the cognitive abilities to understand their own actions.

    Arrange for psychological testing to determine the stability of the individual. Children may exhibit sociopathic traits in the early teens. Lying, stealing and violating laws may signal the onset of sociopathic personalities. Psychological testing rules out other psychological issues that may present with similar traits.

    Consider professional counseling but do not pin too much hope on the result. Sociopathic teenagers are generally pleased with their attitude and do not see anything wrong with the ways they treat people. Most sociopaths do not care about anyone but themselves, so counseling is simply a platform for them to brag about their misdeeds and wrongdoings. However, a trained professional may be able to get your teenager to see the light and change at least some of his negative behavior.

    Read more: How to Handle Sociopathic Teenagers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_10050451_handle-sociopathic-teenagers.html#ixzz1iW9KEXD9

  4. Big Daddy says:

    Their parents ummm, parent must be so proud!

  5. Charmaine Hurst says:

    2 WORDS FOR THESE CLOWNS,STUPID IDIOTS! AND YES THE WORDS ARE IN CAPS AND I AM SHOUTNG! I HOPE THEIR PARENTS SEE THE VIDEO TOO!AND THESE BOYS NOR THEIR PARENTS CANNOT DENY IT IS THEIR KIDS ACTING LIKE THAT! WHAT,ARE THEYANGRYABOUT? THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE CARS OF THEIR OWN OR SOMETHING?THOSE BOYS NEED TO GO TO JAIL AND DO CAR DETAILING! AS IN CLEANING CARS! SEE WHO WILL DANCE AND RAP IN JAIL!

  6. South Philly says:

    Here’s the same youtube user, “Quisefndaddy” in a clear video of himself. This may be the one of the four who turned himself in:

  7. brutus says:

    brings trash to a level that even trash abhors

  8. South Philly says:

    For those of you who missed the video yesterday the teens posted of themselves “wrecking locals” by smashing and spray painting cars and houses, here it is:

  9. Cleanup Philly says:

    These are the kinds of crimes that make it impossible to live in the city. Why are we paying people to live in a city that they don’t appreciate or respect? It’s time to kick people off of subsidies who abuse the public trust. Period.

    It’s the law now, and from the videos it looks like the kids live in subsidized housing. We can clean this city up, but it is going to take politicians who have some self-respect.

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