Prescott High School Students' Graduation Prank: Steal a Formerly Pink Car
Six Prescott High School students were so excited to graduate that they didn't bother with traditional graduation pranks like writing something in shaving cream on the front door of their school. Rather, they stole a car.
Yavapai County sheriff's deputies arrested the six soon-to-be grads after the "Pink Car," which is apparently the pride and joy of rural Walker, Arizona, turned up in the high school's parking lot covered in spray paint-written profanity.
The "Pink Car," a 1939 sedan Walker residents consider a "landmark," has sat on the corner of Pink Car Hill and Walker roads for decades. It was reported missing on Tuesday.
Four of the suspects are over the age of 18 and were cited for charges including theft and criminal damage.
NBA Preseason Basketball: Phoenix Suns v. Utah Jazz
TicketsWed., Oct. 5, 7:00pm
Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks
TicketsFri., Oct. 7, 7:00pm
TicketsSat., Oct. 8, 7:00pm
NBA Preseason Basketball: Phoenix Suns v. Dallas Mavericks
TicketsFri., Oct. 14, 7:00pm
Two suspects are minors and received juvenile contact referral notices on the same charges.
When contacted by police, the students told deputies they stole and defaced the car as a "graduation prank."
Walker residents don't find it too funny. In fact, they're pretty pissy about their damaged "landmark."
From the Daily Courier:
Betsy Bykerk, a longtime Walker resident, said Thursday morning that she and other Walker community members received an email this morning from the Walker Fire Protection Association saying that the Walker landmark that sat at the corner of Pink Car Hill Road and Walker Road had been found at the high school.
"This is not a prank! Not for this community," Bykerk said.
Several other students are suspected of having some involvement in the prank, but were not charged with any crimes.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.