"We were bored"
Nobody was hurt, but this was why a 12 year old and 9 year old decided to do over $164,000 of damage to a southwestern Pennsylvania strip mine. Honestly, a 12 year old and 9 year old boy seeing an unattended bulldozer, presumably with the keys left in it... Can you blame them? Well, yes you can, but does that make it any less funny? (He says after first making it clear that nobody was hurt and it was wrong what they did.)
Its unfortunate that they caused actual damage. Because of that fact the 12 year old is being charged with felony criminal mischief, the 9 year old is legally too young to be charged. Saying a kid isn't mischievous by nature is saying that they aren't a kid... Why were they able to start the machinery? I know money doesn't grow on trees but cut this poor kid a break. His life might actually be ruined because he did something stupid at the age of 12. If I had been this harshly punished for all the stupid stuff I did when I was 12... Given, I didn't ever drive a bulldozer but also didn't have the opportunity.
Source -> http://gizmodo.com/#!5795830/kids-hijack-an-excavator-cause-massive-damage-at-mining-site via http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQGA5tivdmfEA0Ahra2P-cVVlqTg?docId=163906334f094610834e96a3dabcb6cc