Teens Destroy Mustang, Cause $800K in Damage at Texas Dealership

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Kids will be kids, but this group of teens took things a little too far when they killed a poor Mustang at a Houston CarMax.

Though we may not like to admit it, we were all once mischievous teens. And we’ve all done at least one stupid thing in our lives. But most likely, that doesn’t include destroying a Mustang. At least not intentionally. So, we can’t condone the stupid, pointless activities committed by a group of Houston-area teenagers recently.

Those activities, according to The Houston Chronicle, include breaking into a CarMax dealership at night, stealing over 20 vehicles, then proceeding to wreck them. Along with one poor Mustang, most of the victims were sports and muscle cars, including a Porsche 911 and Dodge Challenger. The damage total? A cool $800,000.

As you might imagine, it didn’t take long for the dealership’s security to notice these shenanigans on camera and notify police. When deputies arrived on the scene around 10 p.m., the suspects were attempting to exit the dealership’s gate in one vehicle. Two were apprehended on the spot, while the remaining two were picked up at their nearby homes.

The teens — two 14-year-olds and two 16-year-olds — were arrested and charged with first-degree felony criminal mischief. They were initially taken to the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center. But since they’re underage, all have since been released to their parents, which might be a fate worse than jail, we reckon.

You could simply call this a case of kids being kids. But the amount of damage these teens created in such a short period of time is simply mind-boggling. And while we can’t blame them for wanting to have a little fun in a Mustang, next time let’s try to just wreck the Mopars, OK?

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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