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Police and Law Enforcement Home    >    Police News    >    The Latest Crime: Gallon Smashing


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The Latest Crime:
Gallon Smashing
Sunday, March 24, 2013  7:22 p.m.


They walk into a grocery store, grab a gallon of milk, and smash it on to the floor while a friend records the entire episode.  Many times, the smasher will pretend to fall at the same time causing Good Samaritans to come rushing to his aid.  And then, of course, the video gets uploaded to YouTube and other related websites.

That is about the extent of this new source of amusement which seems to be spreading throughout the country. 

It's called gallon smashing, and it is the latest phenomenon to reach the social media world.

Mostly perpetrated by teens, gallon smashing has become the latest vehicle in the race to get hits and publicity on YouTube.  As of this writing, there are several YouTube channels with at least one having more than one million hits.

Now on law enforcement's radar, the question becomes what, if any, criminal charges would apply.

Recently, such an incident took place in Netwon, New Jersey, a suburban town located in Sussex County.  Officers charged a 19-year-old under the Criminal Mischief and Disorderly Conduct statutes.  Both statutes seem to be a good fit.

Similar incidents have occurred in Virginia and as far away as England.

Below is a YouTube video of one such incident reportedly to have occurred in New Jersey:





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