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Spartanburg teen accused of driving through yards, park

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David Foster II (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) David Foster II (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Spartanburg County deputies said they arrested a teen after he drove through several yards and a park Friday morning.

Deputies said they were called to the Eastway Park neighborhood about 3:30 a.m. after someone saw a dark-colored pickup truck driving through the yards of several homes on Harrell Drive. They said that when they arrived at the scene, they received a call about a similar vehicle driving through a nearby park.

SLIDESHOW: Tire tracks left in Spartanburg yards, park

According to an incident report, deputies arrived at the park and saw a dark-colored pickup speeding out of the park, leaving a cloud of dust in its wake. The report said that deputies stopped the truck and arrested the driver, identified as 17-year-old David Foster II.

Foster was charged with four counts of malicious damage to property. He was released from jail on $4,000 bond.

Deputies said tire tracks and "doughnuts" were left behind in the yards and park. Some neighbors told FOX Carolina that the damage disappoints them.  

"I was pretty mad when I saw it, I can't imagine I'm the only one," said victim George Stout.  

Stout said he heard the truck near his home last night.

"I was sleeping in my front room and I heard him come up," said Stout. "I had no idea he was in the yard, I thought he was just a crazy guy on the road."

It's not just the tarnished lawns that's got some in the area upset, they said the tracks are chillingly close to their homes. Authorities agreed this wasn't just harmless teenage fun.

"If the vehicle could catch the wrong way or the tire catches, the vehicle could jump and crash through a house and could be very dangerous," said Lt. Tony Ivey with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

At this time authorities don't suspect alcohol or drugs played a role in the crimes.

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