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Boy, 11, charged for graffiti
Police say he was imitating online celebrity
Pictured is a small portion of the graffiti at Warren Academy.
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with inflicting thousands of dollars in damage to Warren Academy and nearby buildings and vehicles in what lawmen suspect was an attempt to imitate an online celebrity known for posting petty crimes.“They looked at this guy like a role model,” said McMinnville police detective Todd Rowland of the 11-year-old boy and his suspected 15-year-old female accomplice who spray painted the buildings last month, supposedly emulating the petty crimes committed by Boonk Gang that has gained millions of views. “We noticed they had tagged his posts on their Facebook pages.”Rowland said only the 11-year-old has been charged in a juvenile petition. He has reportedly confessed.