Police: Mother, daughter and friends go on egg tossing spree

Tuesday , December 01, 2015 - 8:42 AM

RIVERDALE — A 44-year-old Ogden woman has an unusual way of bonding with her daughter — one that landed her with criminal charges after a night of widespread vandalism.

Jennifer Terry was charged with class A misdemeanor causing a catastrophe in October. Police said she drove her daughter and several other minors around the city to throw eggs at homes and cars.

On Aug. 20, Terry drove the juveniles through Ogden, South Ogden, Riverdale and Washington Terrace to toss eggs, according to a probable cause affidavit. The group allegedly threw around 10 to 15 dozen eggs at 10 to 20 homes.

Police were able to identify several victims, but know a few have gone unreported. Damage to one home’s stucco cost $2,343 and damage to a car’s ignition cost $3,000, according to the affidavit. Other damage included broken screens, windows and ruined furniture. Some victims report they’ve been unsuccessful in completely cleaning up the egg.

Terry and the minors were questioned by Riverdale police, with all but one minor admitting to the conduct, according to the affidavit. Terry told police she drove the minors around due to family issues and because she “didn’t care.” 

It is unknown if the homes were targeted or picked at random. It is unknown if the minors involved were charged in juvenile court.

According to state law, “any person is guilty of causing a catastrophe if the person causes widespread injury or damage to persons or property.”

Terry was ordered to be booked into jail Sunday before her initial court appearance later this week.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Andreas.

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