Weird News: All This for Candy and Chips?
Some stories are downright strange. Here's our wrap-up from around Suffolk County.
Candy and Chips Heist
A hankering for candy and chips landed a group of local teenagers with felony charges Friday after they broke into Saint James building and smashed a vending machine.
According to police, five teens, including three from Commack, ages 18 and 19, broke into a building at 1 Flowerfield Sept. 6 at 12:25 a.m. The boys then took a fire extinguisher and smashed a vending machine with it, taking candy and chips. The other two people involved were from Saint James and Nesconset.
The teens were charged with burglary in the third degree, a felony.
Lawn Mower, Patio Set Take a Dip
A resident of Sycamore Circle in Stony Brook reported Sept. 15 that someone had thrown a lawn mower and patio furniture into the pool at the home. The incident, which rendered the lawn mower inoperable, was reported at 9:15 a.m. and is thought to have occurred between 10 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 5 a.m. on Sept. 15.
Car Careens Through Fence … on Its Own?
A Setauket man was travelling south on Nicolls Road in Bayport Monday morning about 6:50 a.m. and woke up to find his car had gone through the fencing of the condominium development at the intersection of Montauk Highway, according to Suffolk Police.
The 50-year-old driver was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.