Newton cops caught egging superior officer's home
NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Five Newton police officers have been disciplined after they were allegedly caught egging their sergeant’s house in Framingham.
Police say the incident happened in the Griffin Road neighborhood in Framingham. They responded to a report of someone egging a house.
“They threw eggs towards the driveway and the house and the car were hit,” said Chief Howard Mintz, Newton Police Department.
The homeowner is a Newton Police sergeant. With a description of the getaway car, Framingham police quickly caught the suspects, who are also police officers from the Newton Police Department.
“Their statements were that this was strictly a prank that had gone awry, that they had been friendly, and that there wasn’t any personal hard feelings,” said Chief Mintz.
But the Newton police chief didn't find it funny at all. He says five patrolmen have admitted their involvement.
“Five people will be receiving formal discipline to be put in their personal personnel files and they will suffer consequences,” said Chief Mintz.
The chief says the sergeant, his wife and two kids were frightened by the incident.
“It was immature, irresponsible, because they crossed the line. Anybody can be involved in a good-humored prank -- this was not a good-humored prank,” said Chief Mintz.
No charges were filed, and the Newton officers were not publicly identified.