Neighbor says Warminster residents overreacted to luring prank

    Police in Warminster have determined a teenager who drove up in a van and offered a child candy was only trying to pull off a thoughtless prank.

    That didn’t sit well with residents, and that didn’t sit well with the teen’s neighbors.

    Patch reports a neighbor of one of the teenage passengers in the van wants commenters to cool it with their criticisms. It was a stupid prank, the neighbor said, but nothing more.

    The 19-year-old driver and the passengers struck fear in parents and sparked a police investigation, ultimately drawing disorderly conduct charges.

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