Police: Cobb teens destroyed mailboxes
by Rachel Gray
February 27, 2014 12:00 AM | 4032 views | 7 7 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Hayden Langston
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Antonio Rodriguez
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MARIETTA — While Cobb County was locked down during a snowstorm earlier this month, Cobb Police say four teenagers battered more than 30 mailboxes while driving through a north Cobb neighborhood.

At 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 11, according to warrants, Hayden Langston and Antonio Rodriguez, both of Marietta, Robert Carlson of Acworth and Elijah White of Kennesaw used a baseball bat to destroy mailboxes while joyriding in a pickup truck.

The majority of damaged property occurred along Kathryn Drive, near the corner of Bells Ferry and New Chastain roads.

Rodriguez was arrested Saturday and released the same day on a $25,000 bond. He will face 32 misdemeanor counts of destruction of mailboxes.

According to Cobb jail records, Carlson and White have not been arrested. But, White could be charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass.

According to the warrant, White intentionally shattered the windshield of a 2007 Mazda with a rock and damaged a 2003 Mercury Sable by tossing a trash can on top of the vehicle.

White was in the bed of the truck when he dragged the trash can down the road before tossing it, the warrant said.

Cobb Police say Langston was driving the truck as the three accomplices took turns at bat.

Langston faces an extra misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass after police say he damaged a silver 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe by shattering its windshield.

The warrant said, after Langston was read his Miranda rights, he admitted to throwing a McDonald’s cup of ice and liquid out of the moving truck and onto the windshield of a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

“(Langston) admitted doing this and stated he did it because he was bored,” the warrant said.

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anonymous
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February 27, 2014
You absolutely cannot blame this on the parents.
Taylor in Cobb
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March 17, 2014
I know Hayden and he would not willingly do this! Antonio has a tendency to threaten people to do things... Hayden is a good guy!
Mike In Smyrna
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February 27, 2014
Stupid is as stupid does -
Throw Away The Key?
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February 27, 2014
I agree the system seems to be too lenient on these wannabe thugs, but the alternative is putting them in a penal system (juvenile, etc) that will teach them to be better thugs when they get out. We just need to find a way to get them "scared straight" on the outside. Which of course includes starting at home where the problem got started.
get tough
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February 27, 2014
These situations should be dealt with very firmly, from the first. Teenagers with criminal tendencies need to understand that they are in serious trouble, there are consequences, lower the boom on them and hopefully, they will have learned their lessons. A little slap on the wrist is simply not enough.
Over CC diversion
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February 27, 2014
The problem with kids today is our legal system is too lenient. CC has a diversion program to pamper all these kids and give them another chance. All the kids at Hillgrove HS who were on the diversion program, 16 at my last count from the class of 2013, were arrested repeatedly for drugs and drunk driving. These kids out destroying property for fun should have to serve time at juvenile hall, pay restitution and their parents should have to go to a parenting class. Kids being raised properly don't do things like this! Disgusted
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