DALY CITY -- Not only did two teenage vandals cause more than $3,000 damage to a patrol car in the police department parking lot, but they videotaped themselves doing it, authorities said Tuesday.
And who ended up watching the tape? Why, police of course.
They arrested a Daly City boy, 16, and Marvin Carter, 18, of San Francisco, in the New Year's Day assault, according to Daly City police.
The trouble started around 6:15 p.m. when two officers spotted a pair of people "dancing and jumping" on the hood and roof of a patrol. car. Another officer went to check out the ruckus in the back lot of the police department on 90th Street in Daly City.
Police realized the young men were videotaping their "dancing" and officers ended up watching the video. It allegedly showed the San Francisco man "flipping off" the police star on the side of the vehicle. The camera also had footage of the Daly City boy "dancing and stomping" on the roof of the car, police said.
Authorities said the shenanigans caused more than $3,000 in damage, but didn't say exactly what was broken.
Police booked Carter into San Mateo County jail. The boy was taken to juvenile hall. Both were arrested on suspicion of vandalism, trespassing and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.