Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the middle of downtown Carson City Saturday evening after reports that a group of young teens were running around the area acting very suspiciously. At first, deputies couldn’t find them but eventually they spotted some of them acting like they were trying to hide.
As it turned out, they had reason to hide. Deputies rounded them up and while questioning the boys, age 12 to around 15, learned that some of the kids vandalized a piece of McFadden Plaza – a bike stand on the plaza’s west side. Despite being bolted and set in concrete, the boys muscled-up enough strength to twist and turn the stand off its foundation. The mangled supporting hardware showed that the stand put up a credible defense but the boys prevailed.
Deputies talked with the boys, got their parents phone numbers, and one by one, moms and dads came down to pick up their sons. Deputies say they’re trying to figure out which boys actually committed the vandalism.
As for the repair/replacement process deputies say it won’t be cheap because the repair will involve busting up concrete, replacing the bike stand hardware and pouring new cement.
Mothers and fathers of Carson City….do you know where your children are and what they’re doing?