Fire extinguisher bandits also drove vehicle off cliff, sheriff says

KUNA, Idaho (KBOI) -- Three teen boys who sprayed a fire extinguisher into vehicles earlier this month are responsible for dozens of auto burglaries, the Ada County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

The boys, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, also stole a pickup truck and drove a separate car off a cliff at Kuna Butte.

The sheriff's office says the teens admitted to "jockey boxing" in the Crimson Point neighborhood by Ardell, Ten Mile, and Deer Flat roads in early May, which means they walked though neighborhoods and tried to open car doors.

If the cars were open, the boys would take whatever was inside they could fit into their pockets.

Deputies say the boys also went into garages that were left open and took whatever they could carry. It appears there are dozens of victims. Items stolen from cars included a wedding ring and a laptop.

Not surprisingly, the sheriff's office is warning folks to lock your doors to your vehicle and home.

The teens have been charged with malicious injury to property, burglary and grand theft. They are being held at the Ada County Juvenile Detention Center.