3 Teens Arrested After Hopping Mar-A-Lago Wall With Loaded AK-47
The 15-year-old boys were arrested soon after they entered the resort grounds and dropped the backpack containing the loaded AK-47 gun on Friday.
Palm Beach Police spokesman, Michael Ogrodnick, said that the teens were fleeing from police when they climbed over the wall at the resort and that they didn’t know it was Mar-a-Lago. “It had nothing to do with Mar-a-Lago,” he said.
Mar-a-Lago is closed for the summer and Ogrodnick noted that the boys were lucky neither the president nor his family members were there, otherwise they could have been shot by Secret Service agents.
The teenagers were all charged with armed trespassing, armed burglary and resisting arrest without violence. The boys had fled twice from the police; they were first approached after being seen in a car around midnight on Friday with the daytime running lights on. The police report alleges that police were attempting to arrest the boys a second time when they fled and ran toward Mar-a-Lago.
Ogrodnick said on Wednesday that the boys claim they didn’t own the AK-47 gun but had found it.