Drive-by egging teen gets over easy


Sunny-side up

A teenager who admitted to tossing an egg that hit a passing motorist in the face will do community service instead of facing a criminal charge.

The community service agreement was reached when the mother of the teen and the victim, along with Mount Olive police, settled the matter rather than taking it to court.

The 63-year-old egg-spattered victim, Shannon Davis Harris of 407 Nelson St., said the incident occurred on Aug. 5 as she approached the intersection of Oliver and Nelson streets.

She told police she noticed “a short/skinny black male with spiky hair” standing outside a residence at 500 Oliver St.

Police said the woman told them she slowed down because she thought the youth was going to cross the street.

But, as she slowed down, the young man threw an egg inside her vehicle, striking her on the left side of her face, she said, adding that the teen then ran away and she lost sight of him.

Officers say they located 18-year-old Hasuan Brown, of 500 Oliver St., and Harris confirmed he was the egg-tosser. Brown later confessed, according to police.

Officers said they advised Harris on the process of taking out a warrant, but she and Brown’s mother agreed to some type of community service.

In other activity of Mount Olive police last week, officers filed a larceny charge against Sandra Chigin of 118 Hill St. after she and two children were allegedly discovered concealing merchandise at a self-checkout station at Walmart.

Police are also investigating a break-in at 601 W. Main St., where items valued at $550 were reportedly stolen. Entry to the home was made through a laundry room window.

Damage to the window was estimated at $250.


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