Five rubber chickens and some sports equipment were safe after four desperate thieves — all kids — were arrested for breaking into a storage container at Brookhaven Elementary School in Placentia.
There was no explanation from authorities of why the school had locked away the rubber chickens along with the sports equipment.
Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the school around 1:30 a.m. Friday at 1851 N. Brookhaven Ave., said Sgt. Adam Gloe of the Placentia Police Department.
A resident in the area saw the juveniles breaking into the storage container on the campus, Gloe said.
Officers arrived on scene within minutes and began setting up a perimeter around the campus, quickly detaining two of the juveniles as they were trying to run away, Gloe said. Those juveniles had property on them that had been stolen from the school, he added.
A short time later, the two other juveniles were found hiding on a playground.
All four juveniles were arrested on suspicion of burglary and transported to the Placentia Police Department for booking, Gloe said. After booking was completed, the juveniles were released to their parents, he said.
The stolen property consisted of miscellaneous sporting equipment and five rubber chickens, Gloe said. All of the stolen property was recovered.
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—City News Service
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