Prank Went Too Far, Became Vandalism, Tulsa Couple Says


Sunday, April 17th 2016, 7:17 pm
By: News On 6


A Tulsa family woke up on Sunday morning to teens throwing chemicals and flour on their home and cars. 

People get toilet paper thrown in their trees all the time, but this south Tulsa couple never thought a prank would go so far.

Mark and Jennifer Cravens woke up just after midnight when their alarm system texted them an alert about movement in the front driveway.

Usually it's a false alarm, but this time their home surveillance system caught these teens tossing everything in the kitchen cabinet on their cars, trees and garage.

"Just since they used bleach and flour and the eggs, I feel like they took it a little too far," Jennifer Craven said.

The Cravens caught the vandals in the act, but they couldn't find the teens after they ran away.

Egg shells are everywhere, and this is more than just a few rolls of toilet paper thrown on a tree in the front yard.

“We did stuff when we were teenagers,” Mark Cravens said. “We're fine with the TP-ing, you know, things that require some clean up. Like we said, had we not caught it, it would've been monetary damage and that's stepped up a bit."

The Cravens hope their surveillance video circulating around social media will help catch the vandals.

They have no idea why they were targeted.

“We don't know if we're just unlucky by location,” Mark Cravens said. “We got the corner house and we're the only ones with the cars in the driveway. We don't have any enemies, don't have kids that are the right ages that would be teenagers pranking them."

The Cravens have filed a police report.