A 14, 15 and 16 year old were charged in connection with an arson, vandalism and theft in the Worthington Hills neighborhood over Labor Day weekend.
The 14 year old faces complicity and theft charges, the 15 year old faces arson and criminal damaging charges and the 16 year old faces arson and complicity charges.
The Worthington Kilbourne High School students are accused of burning two vehicles, a fence and stealing other items from around the Worthington Hills neighborhood.
An alleged victim said that she faced more than $25,000 in damages after her fence, house, driveway and landscaping were vandalized. Her family also lost two vehicles to the arson.
“What may seem like a harmless prank can quickly turn into a terrible, if not life-altering event, as was the case with our arson,” the alleged victim said in a statement to 10TV News on Thursday. “Had it not been for the impeccable timing and quick action of Officer Anthony Ashley with the Perry Township police, it is certain that our entire house would have caught fire with our family sleeping inside.”
The names of the teens were not immediately released because they were juveniles.
Worthington Kilbourne officials did not immediately return 10TV News’ request for an interview.
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