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Ogden mother arrested after driving teens around on egging spree

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Posted at 9:20 PM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 10:10:52-05

OGDEN, Utah -- An Ogden mom was booked into Weber County Jail this past weekend for leading a vehicle full of teenagers on an egg throwing vandalism spree.

Jennifer Terry, 44, of Ogden has been charged with one count of causing a catastrophe.

According to Riverdale Police, Terry was responsible for throwing an estimated 10 to 15 dozen eggs at between 10 and 20 homes on the night of August 20th. The houses were located across four different cities: Riverdale, Washington Terrace, Ogden and South Ogden.

"When we came out of the house it was dripping all down the garage," said Kennedy Mitchell, one of the victims.

Mitchell recalls waking up in the middle of the night to the sound of eggs spattering against her Riverdale home.

"Maybe eggs can't hurt you but it's scary to have people targeting you as an individual and your window," said Mitchell.

"My husband spent about six hours or so trying to clean up, we tried various methods, of course he tried the power washing, the vinegar and water, the detergent," said Rebecca Mitchell.

Despite their best efforts, the Mitchells could not remove the stains from the exterior of their home. It will cost an estimated $2,300 to repair.

"It stains the stucco, you can not get it off and so they have to match the paint colors and repaint," said Rebecca.

Travis Larson lives a few blocks away, his house, as well as two of his vehicles, were also pelted with eggs.

"There are kids that do this and think that it's fun, it isn't, it's vandalism," said Larson.

According to police, Terry admitted to driving around her teenage daughter and six of her friends, throughout the neighborhoods, in her Ford Bronco, allowing them and possibly even encouraging them to throw the eggs.

"That's the part that makes me the most upset that there would be an adult thats supposed to have proper line of thinking that's actually shutteling the children around," said Larson.

Another egging victim, Jill Martin, said this is one of the strangest crimes she has ever heard of.

"Why in the world would you do something like that," said Martin.

Fox 13 went to Jennifer Terry's house to ask her that very question, but she had no comment.

According to the police report, Terry told officers that she was having family problems and she simply did not care.

Terry's charge is a Class A Misdemeanor. She faces up to a year in prison.