Tweens, teenage girls cause $350,000 in damages to Florida businesses, reps say

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Three girls between the ages of 12 and 13 were arrested Thursday for allegedly causing $350,000 in damages to a Florida business, authorities said.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the three girls “created their own disaster” when they destroyed Empire foam and insulation at Ormond Beach.

The sheriff’s office said three bags of raw polystyrene material were cut, spray-painted graffiti and a forklift hit the product, smashing them.

Images provided by the authorities show the aftermath of the vandalism. Police also provided a picture of the penis spray-painted on the wall, which WFLA chose to withhold.

Two of the girls even sprayed their names on the foam blocks, authorities said.

Shortly after, an employee entered the warehouse, overheard the sound of water spraying, and saw the girls running from the building, where they were captured.

Each of the girls was charged with commercial theft and criminal mischief, both of which were aggravated felonies due to the state of emergency.

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