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Video: Teens who stole ‘car’ from comic shop given costumes rather than charges

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Posted at 8:36 PM, May 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-04 22:38:24-04

The video above and the information in the text below are courtesy KTXL FOX 40 in Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Free Comic Book Day always features heroes and villains, but a shop in California featured a trio of costumed criminals who contributed to the cause rather than carried out further crimes.

FOX 13 News sister station KTXL FOX 40 in Sacramento reports that three teen thieves who stole a comic book store’s well-known “Flintmobile” were eventually caught after footage of the crime surfaced.

Rather than seek charges, the owner of the shop asked the teens be made to work for him from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on his busiest day of the year: Free Comic Book Day. The three donned costumes to match the car they’d taken, and Fred, Barney and Wilma spent the day dancing and cheering in order to attract customers to the store.

Check out the video above for footage of the teens’ serving their time, and click here for much more on this story from KTXL FOX 40 in Sacramento.