Before you drive your kids to toilet paper a classmate’s house, consider the tale of Taura Mauney of Colleyville, who is facing up to two years in prison, The Dallas Morning News reports.
I don’t know the extent of the damages done but it seems to me the court’s time would be better used dealing with car thieves and drug dealers. Just make the group clean up the mess and the parent pay for the damages plus community service/probation time. And let this be a lesson(s), don’t buy 100 rolls of toilet paper at one time with a group of kids on a weekend and posse for pictures afterwards. You gotta blend in with the crowd and not draw attention. That and skip the condiments. Oops, I meant to say “Rolling” a house is vandalism and if caught one could face jail time and forced to pay restitution…that and Texas has Castle Laws. So don’t do it.
Your last two sentences are correct, Ray. Vandalism, trespass, and simply wrongheaded. No one’s talking about criminal charges against children–but as for adults acting like jackasses with other people’s homes in this manner it absolutely is criminal, and I say stiff penalties are great.