Jackson police charge juvenile on patrol car in photo with vandalism
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JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson Police Department has positively identified the juvenile who was photographed standing on top of a police car at the Old Hickory Mall and has charged the 17-year-old with vandalism. Sunday evening, police became aware of a photo circulating on social media that depicted a young man standing on top of a police car, according to a release from the police department. Police began investigating and later identified the juvenile. With cooperation from the juvenile’s family, the case has been resolved, the release states. The patrol car, assigned to an officer working security at the Old Hickory Mall, had dents on the trunk and hood, according to police. The juvenile and his parents met Monday morning with Police Chief Julian Wiser at the police department. Police say the juvenile took responsibility and that his parents agreed he should be held accountable for his actions, which caused damage to city property. The juvenile will have a court date in the juvenile court system, according to the release.