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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.
Both he and the 15-year-old suspect had attended Warren Academy, the school where students who violate the law or school rules are sent. The 15-year-old is already in state custody.
“We think it was just the two of them involved,” Rowland said, noting police could still use any information the public may have to tie the older girl to the crime.
Damage included red spray paint on the school, the nearby county government building, the nearby probation building and two vehicles that were in the parking lot. Much of the painting was explicit.
Rowland said the 11-year-old is charged with delinquency to the act of vandalism over $1,000. If he were an adult, it would be a felony.
Rowland suspects the crime was inspired by Boonk Gang, a south Florida internet poster who posts himself committing various misdemeanors.