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Is It Just Having Fun or a Crime?
As we get closer to Halloween, we see an increase in the number of calls we get regarding people’s property (cars, houses, fences, etc.) being “egged.” To many, this activity may seem like harmless fun, but in actuality it’s destructive and a crime. As one authority explained it:
“Having your vehicle egged is no joke. Damage to the paint is due primarily to the contents of the egg and not the impact. Eggs contain sulfur which is a component of two amino acids in both the egg yolk and white. Not long after the egg makes contact with the paint finish, the acid begins to chemically etch into the surface of the paint causing it to crack and deteriorate - this is called crazing.”
Because the egging resulted in physical damage to what it hit (cars and houses), the egging has now become a criminal act (criminal mischief or vandalism), and the egg throwers are now subject to criminal prosecution. The level of criminal charges is determined by the dollar amount of damage, and a new paint job on a car or repainting the stucco on a house can meet the dollar amount for a felony ($1,500) very quickly. What started out as intended fun has now turned into criminal mischief and an arrest.
The seriousness of “egging” is illustrated by the consequences of his actions of probably the most famous (or infamous) egg thrower in recent memory – Justin Bieber. On January 9, 2014 the teen idol was unhappy with his next door neighbor and thought it would be a great idea to “egg” his house. What Bieber didn’t count on was the neighbor’s video camera which recorded the whole incident. The video, which was turned over to the police, showed Bieber throwing multiple eggs against the stucco walls and wood framed doors of the neighbor’s house resulting in extensive damage. The stucco walls had to be re-plastered, and the wood framed doors had to be stripped and re-stained. The total cost to repair the egg damage was $80,900. Bieber was subsequently convicted of criminal mischief, and was sentenced to two years probation, ordered to pay $80,900 restitution, do five days of community service, and attend an anger management program. All of this in addition to the public humiliation he received in the press and community.
We would suggest having a discussion with your family about what is harmless fun and what isn’t. Explain to them “egging” is a crime and can adversely impact their futures if they are caught and prosecuted. Ask them how they would feel if someone “egged” their car and damaged the paint, or the house had to be re-painted because of the egg stain on the stucco. It all goes back to the golden rule – treat others the way you’d want to be treated.
2016 Utah Safe Cities
North Ogden has been named the 9th safest city in Utah by Background Checks.org. Thank you to the residents for once again maintaining our high rankings of safe places in Utah.
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2015 Utah Safe Cities
North Ogden has been named the 8th safest city in Utah by Safewise.com. Thank you to the residents for keeping North Ogden a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play.
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Safety Tips for Drivers
- Slow down and use caution in residential areas, around schools, playgrounds, parks, or other areas where children and pedestrians are common.
- If a vehicle has stopped at a crosswalk (either marked or unmarked), all vehicles must also stop to allow a pedestrian to cross.
- Drivers must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing at intersections (a crosswalk exists at every intersection regardless of whether or not it is painted) or in any other marked crosswalk.
- When exiting a parking lot or driveway, stop before the sidewalk and yield the right-of-way to any pedestrians on the sidewalk before crossing over the sidewalk.
- Vehicles making a left or right turn on a green light must yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk within the intersection.
- When turning right on a red light, come to a complete stop and look to the right for pedestrians crossing the street in front of your vehicle.
- Vehicles must stop at the “stop line” in front of a crosswalk, and not in the crosswalk.
Safety Tips for Pedestrians
- Always look left-right-left before crossing any street and continue to look for vehicles as you cross.
- Do not stand in the street while waiting to cross.
- Just because you are using a crosswalk, does not mean that a driver will see or even stop for you.
- When crossing at a marked crosswalk, push the pedestrian signal button. It will give you more time before the traffic light turns green.
- If a sidewalk exists, use it. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic along the shoulder of the roadway.
- If crossing a road with several lanes and a vehicle in the closest lane has stopped to allow you to cross, make sure vehicles in other lanes see you and stop for you as well before proceeding.
- Look out for vehicles entering or exiting a parking lot or driveway.
- Dress to be seen. Brightly colored clothing may make you a little more visible to drivers during daylight hours, but during nighttime hours, bright and even white clothing does little to enhance your visibility to drivers. Instead, wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight.