Teenager jumped n car fr a dare

PUBLISHED: 11:53 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

A TEENAGER caused arund £1,000-wrth f damage t a BMW cnvertible car when he was dared t jump n the bnnet. The 15-year-ld was caught n CCTV as he jumped up and dwn n the vehicle parked in the Paradise sprts centre car park in Ely, leaving subs

A TEENAGER caused arund £1,000-wrth f damage t a BMW cnvertible car when he was dared t jump n the bnnet.

The 15-year-ld was caught n CCTV as he jumped up and dwn n the vehicle parked in the Paradise sprts centre car park in Ely, leaving substantial dents.

And within a cuple f minutes, tw mre yungsters were caught n camera as they jumped n t the car, and smashed the windscreen.

The ttal bill t repair Grdn Walker's car was £1,350, Ely Yuth Curt was tld n Thursday.

A 15-year-ld by frm Nrflk - wh was the first yungster t jump n the vehicle - admitted causing £1,000-wrth f damage.

"He was with a grup f yuths in the car park, and CCTV shws him jumping up and dwn n tp f the bnnet f the car, and then he and a grup f yuths ran ff," prsecutr David Myles tld Ely Yuth Curt.

"Tw minutes later, tw ther peple returned t the vehicle and jumped n the bnnet, at that pint the windscreen was smashed. The pictures were nt gd enugh t identify them."

Slicitr Michael Judkins said the 15-year-ld was in Ely t visit a member f his family.

"He was invited as a dare t jump n the car, and was assured that the cameras wuld nt recrd it," he said.

"He was encuraged by lder yuths, and wuld have felt uncmfrtable if he had nt dne it. He is very srry, and aplgises thrugh me t the wner f the car."

The teenager was rdered t pay £300 cmpensatin and received a fur-mnth referral rder.


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