June 9, 2009

Police: $900 in damage caused by one penny

Police in Salt Lake City said a teenager accused of misdemeanor criminal mischief allegedly caused more than $900 damage to a car by throwing a single penny.

Investigators said the 18-year-old, whose name was not released, threw the penny at a car to get the attention of the occupants March 5, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday.

However, the teen missed his mark and the penny instead struck the roof of a BMW, resulting in $932.37 worth of damage to the car, police said.

Reports did not indicate exactly what damage was incurred by the vehicle.