Oklahoma City plant vandalized

Tuesday, May 27th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Vandals who broke into the Purina Mills plant in Oklahoma City are believed to have caused about $500,000 worth of damage.

Police say hundreds of bags of dog food were destroyed, windows were smashed with fire extinguishers and the vandals drove rammed equipment with forklifts.

After driving the forklifts into equipment the vandals smashed the two machines together.

Police say three boys, ages 8, 11 and 14, are believed to have broken into the plant at about 11:30 Monday morning and caused the damage.

Officers say they saw the 8-year-old who was stuck on the roof of the building.

Firefighters were called to rescue the boy and told police that he was with two other boys.

Officers waited for the two boys to return and then arrested them. The boys were taken to a juvenile detention shelter. Their names haven't been released.