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Updated: 4 Teens Arrested for Standing on Patrol Cars in Front of Wicomico Courthouse

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Photos of the April 11, 2016 incident in front of the Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse. (Photo credit: Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse) Photos of the April 11, 2016 incident in front of the Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse. (Photo credit: Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse)
(Photo credit: Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse) (Photo credit: Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse)

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say four teens are facing charges for climbing on top of sheriff's patrol cars in front of the Wicomico County Circuit Courthouse.

Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that on April 13 a deputy began an investigation into a reported incident that occurred April 11 in front of the courthouse at 102 Court St. According to Robinson, it had been brought to the attention of Sheriff’s Office personnel that three people went to the courthouse and thought it would be a "good idea" to pose and take pictures of them standing on top of a marked Sheriff’s Office car.

"These photographs found their way to personnel at the Sheriff’s Office and it was also noted that the three were gesticulating with one half of the peace sign in the photographs," Robinson said. 

Robinson said that in the investigation that followed, the deputy was able to identify all three people involved in this incident. The three suspects, identified as 18-year-old Antone Shermal Fooks, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, all of Salisbury, were each charged with malicious destruction of property and climbing on a vehicle with malicious intent.

"Clearly, they are very disrespectful thugs who think they can stand on the hood of a Wicomico County Sheriff's Office vehicle undetected, unmolested, and unabated," said Sheriff Mike Lewis.  "But we have apprehended and charged all of them."

Robinson said in another news release that a 15-year-old girl is also facing charges in connection with a similar but separate incident, which happened in front of the courthouse on Wednesday afternoon, April 20. According to Robinson, a staff member from the Wicomico County Circuit Court alerted Sheriff’s Office personnel about a girl standing on the hood of a marked Sheriff’s Office car that was parked in front of the Circuit Court Complex.

Robinson said when the deputy inspected the patrol car, footprints matching the sneakers worn by the girl were visible on the roof and hood.

A deputy located the the girl and took her into custody. According to Robinson, the 15-year-old girl, from Delmar, Md., told the deputy “You better get the [expletive] off me” before attempting to pull away.

"Once she fled from atop of the police car, she ran into a secured environment in the courthouse seeking refuge where all of our deputies where standing and took her into custody," Lewis said.  "So we're not dealing with smart individuals here."

The deputy transported the girl to the Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with malicious destruction of property and climbing on a vehicle with malicious intent. She was released to a parent pending formal court action.

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