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Group of boys break into Tamarac business, go on forklift joyride, deputies say

Suspects accused of tresspassing on Millennium Middle School to break into business

TAMARAC, Fla. – Five boys are facing charges after trespassing on a middle school in Tamarac on Sunday, breaking into an adjoining business and going on a forklift ride, deputies said.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office deputies, the suspects walked through Millennium Middle School to break into Ferguson Plumbing at 9439 W. Commercial Blvd.

Surveillance video from the business showed three of the boys, who were using their T-shirts to conceal their faces, climb into a forklift and do doughnuts around the property.

Deputies said they also used plastic bags as a makeshift glove so they wouldn't leave any fingerprints behind.

Two fire extinguishers were also stolen from the business and were discharged by the suspects, according to deputies.

Deputies said the suspects left the fire extinguishers in the woods near the business.

The business' alarm was triggered during the incident and deputies quickly arrived at the scene.

They said the suspects ran off but were quickly found and taken into custody.

Four of the boys face charges of burglary, grand theft of a fire extinguisher and resisting without violence.

One of the boys was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor trespassing and was issued a civil citation.

The ages and identities of the suspects have not been released.

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