Vandals wanted by police post video of selves

This young male is seen on a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself 'Wreck Locals.' Police believe members of the group, seen spray painting a stop sign and defacing property, is responsible for other acts of vandalism in South Philadelphia.
This young male is seen on a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself 'Wreck Locals.' Police believe members of the group, seen spray painting a stop sign and defacing property, is responsible for other acts of vandalism in South Philadelphia.
Posted: January 04, 2012

Vandals who spray painted cars and walls and smashed vehicle windows in South Philadelphia gave police an invaluable lead. They posted a video of themselves on YouTube.

Acting on tips, police arrested a 16-year-old boy today and said they expected to arrest more soon.

Police said that during the vandalism spree the night of Dec. 27, four youths, one armed with a video enabled cellphone, spray painted cars and walls on the 2000 block of South Etting Street with the letters "W" and "L the words "WRECK LOCALS."

After releasing surveillance video of the four on Tuesday, investigators learned about the YouTube video, which was posted under the title "wreck locals (expletive, expletive) up."

The video shows, among other things, at least two youths spray painting cars and a stop sign and smashing a car's windshield.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Detective Division at 215-686-3013, 3014

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