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2 teens charged in Camp Hill gallon smashing prank

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Two Mechanicsburg area teens are facing several charges after police say they pulled the "Gallon Smash" prank at two Cumberland County grocery stores.

The internet prank can easily be found on YouTube and has been copied all over the world. People record themselves smashing gallons of milk on the ground inside grocery stores.

Camp Hill Police say two 17-year-old boys went into the Giant on Trindle Road around 9:30 a.m. Friday. They say one teen grabbed two gallons of milk and smashed them on the floor in aisle 19. The other teen recorded the incident with his phone. Police say the two left the Giant and then hit the Wegmans on the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.

"They went directly to the milk aisle in Wegmans. They smashed the jugs and fled. The manager chased down one of the teens. The other fled in a red car. Silver Spring Township Police caught up with him quickly," said Officer Doug Hockenberry, Camp Hill Police.

All of the items that were splattered with milk had to be removed from the shelves. By law they can not be sold, because of food allergies.

"The Giant store itself  had over $1300 in damage," said Officer Hockenberry.

The teens were charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. The teen who fled the scene in his car was also charged with reckless driving.

"We had them delete the video to make sure it didn't go out to anybody else or on Youtube or Facebook.  Their notoriety today is going to be over $2,000 in restitution that they are going to have to pay back. If you do something stupid like this you are going to get arrested and you will get charged," said Officer Hockenberry.

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