Teens Steal 17 Animals to Start Their Own Farm
Seriously, did FarmVille have something to do with this? Two teens were arrested in Minnesota for stealing 17 calves. They supposedly confessed to officials that they swiped the animals in order to start their own farm and dairy operation.
Jesse Robert Ronsberg, 19, and a 16-year-old boy whose name isn't being released are accused of taking the animals from three different counties over a span of two weeks. A caller who heard about the missing calves in the local news tipped police off about their location.
Stearns County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant Jon Lentz says the boys wanted to raise the animals until they were fully grown and then sell them and split the money.
"They made one legitimate purchase on a calf," the lieutenant said. "They decided they wanted to start up their own dairy operation. They felt the best way to do that was to obtain some other calves."
The calves were returned to their owners, and the boys are now possibly facing theft and burglary charges. Should the teens do jail time for their crime?