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Two teens charged after walking onto Chicopee police cruiser

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(Photo: Facebook / Chicopee Police) (Photo: Facebook / Chicopee Police)

Two teens are set to appear in court after a picture of them atop a police cruiser surfaced online.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that on Tuesday, the school resource officer at Chicopee High School was made aware of a social media picture that showed two people standing on top of that officer's cruiser.

An investigation was conducted and surveillance video reportedly showed two students walk out of the building and towards the front of the school and the cruiser.

"At this time, these 2 youths, and 3 others, stop and stand at the cruiser. The video then shows these 2 climbing up on the hood, posing for photos, then walking across the hood and getting down," Wilk explained.

Damage to the cruiser has a preliminary estimate of over $2,000.  

The school resource officer was able to identify the pair as 17-year-old students.  Both will be summonsed to court for malicious damage over $1,200.

Wilk noted that if anyone would like to have a picture with one of the department's cruisers to simply ask an officer.  "Climbing on the hood, and causing damage, is not a good thing to do, and can only cause you to be criminally charged," he said.

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