Criminal genius of the week:
A text-messaged picture led to the arrest of a Perry Meridian High School student who confessed to and apologized for vandalizing a rival high school, police said.
Investigators said the 15-year-old student, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, found an open door at Franklin Central High School in an area that is under construction.
The boy used a can of spray-paint to scrawl “Perry #1” on a large message board at the school. Some freshly painted walls and a workbench were also vandalized, police said.
Before he left, the boy had his friend take his picture with his cell phone right in front of the crime scene, police said. The picture was then sent via text message to several of his friends, making it relatively easy for police to find him, 6News’ Tanya Spencer reported.
A cop is quoted thusly: “I’d suggest if you do something childish, you not take pictures.” Helpful advice!