Police: Teens shot pellets at frozen yogurt customers
ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say two teenagers shot a pellet gun at people outside of a popular frozen yogurt shop in Andover Thursday night.
Police say the teens carried out the crime from a moving car.
The owner of the Orange Leaf frozen yogurt shop in Andover said one of the suspects used to work at the shop before he was fired.
Two victims who say they were hit by the pellets spoke out Friday. They say they were sitting outside the shop Thursday night when they felt a strange sensation and realized they had been hit by a pellet gun.
“It was just a little sting. Nothing too severe but it could have been if someone was hit in the eye,” said Alec Sullivan.
Police say the suspects, armed with an air-soft pellet gun, shot four people outside of the yogurt shop -- and one person sitting outside the Bertucci’s restaurant just around the corner.
“Apparently the one kids was hanging out of the window of the car. Nobody really saw what he was holding. They were just yelling,” said Dave Pierre, yogurt shop owner.
Police say 18-year-old Benjamin Warren of Andover -- a former employee of the yogurt shop -- was behind the wheel and 17-year-old Lewis Carrera also of Andover, was in the passenger seat.
During the teens’ arraignment, prosecutors described a chilling interaction between investigators and one of the suspects.
“He spoke with Mr. Warren and did note that he was uncooperative, that during his interaction with him he made a comment about Batman but when asked to elaborate, denied saying anything and began to laugh,” said Kimberly Gillespie, prosecutor.
The victims were not seriously injured.
The suspects are due back in court next month.