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Police: Teens trashed vet's home, stayed there all weekend

"I worked my life to afford stuff like this, and it makes me angry that in just a weekend they can ruin it," said Gregory Allen Price as he watched the Corvette he paid $80,000 for leave on the bed of a tow truck.
VILONIA, AR - "I worked my life to afford stuff like this, and it makes me angry that in just a weekend they can ruin it," said Gregory Allen Price as he watched the Corvette he paid $80,000 for leave on the bed of a tow truck.

Police say six 13 to 16-year-olds broke into Price's Vilonia home this weekend and caused quite a bit of damage. All together, four vehicles were damaged - the Corvette, another car, a truck, and a motorcycle. Also, the teens are accused of stealing ten guns from Price, only three of which have been recovered, and they caused other damage too.

"They defecated and urinated on every mattress in the house, and there's stains that I don't even care to guess what they are," explained Price. "They lived like animals in my home for the weekend."

As it turns out, Price - who's active-duty Air Force and has fought in both Iraq and Afghanistan - says three of the juveniles live on his street. He says he even drives one of them home from school regularly.

Now though, he's looking at losses totaling more than $150,000, and he'll be lucky if insurance even picks up a third of it.

"I'm definitely gonna be out of pocket many of thousands of dollars, and I'm active-duty Air Force. I don't make that much so it's gonna take a long time to recover from this," he said.

Police say all six teens have been arrested. In addition, police say they might have burglarized and vandalized several businesses in Vilonia and neighboring Conway too. So far, all six are charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, and breaking and entering.

They could still face additional charges.
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