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Long Island mom accused of driving kids during BB gun joyrides

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, April 20, 2013 19:29 EDT
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Susan Becker accused of taking teens on BB gun joyride. Image via WNBC.
 
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A 43-year-old Long Island woman is accused of driving her children around various neighborhoods for weeks as they shot at residents’ cars using a BB gun.

WCBS-TV reported on Saturday that Susan Becker was arraigned on charges of criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child, following her arrest on Friday.

Suffolk County police said Becker is accused of driving her 13-year-old son and her 15-year-old daughter, as well as another 15-year-old boy, around the Islandia, Hauppauge and Commack areas as they shot at cars over the past two weeks. Becker is also accused of providing the BB gun used in the incidents. Authorities said there have been 60 reports of damaged vehicles during that time.

“It’s more than just a window breaking or the damage of window or a car,” said one resident, Michelle Delarosa. “You could have actually hurt someone.”

Meanwhile, Becker’s neighbor, Wendy Morelli, came to her defense in an interview with WNBC-TV.

“There must be something to it that’s missing in the story, that we don’t know about,” Morelli said. “She just wouldn’t do something like that.”

Watch WNBC’s report on the case against Becker, aired Saturday, below.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
 
 
 
 
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