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Teenage boys admit to prank with plastic wrap

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Teenage boys admit to prank with plastic wrap, DA says

4 in Town of Waukesha may be charged with being delinquent, causing crash
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Posted: Aug. 4, 2004
Waukesha - Four Town of Waukesha teenage boys have admitted they stretched kitchen-variety plastic wrap across a road, causing a motorcyclist and his passenger to crash, Waukesha County District Attorney Paul Bucher said Wednesday.

"They've been very cooperative, very contrite," Bucher said. "It's what we thought might have happened: a group of kids trying to pull a stupid prank that they didn't give a lot of thought to."

The boys, three are 16 and one is 14, each could be accused in juvenile court of being delinquent in petitions similar to what would involve felony counts of second-degree reckless endangerment if they were adults.

The review and charging process for juveniles typically takes 30 to 40 days, "but we plan to expedite that," Bucher said. "We're going to do what we can to try and get it into court next week," he added.

The 14-year-old is too young to be waived into adult court, and while it is possible for 16-year-olds, "I don't think the criteria that a judge has to consider are there (in this instance)," Bucher said.

"At least I don't think so at this point knowing what I know now," he added.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department received more than 50 tips regarding the July 13 accident, said sheriff's Detective Steve Pederson.

"We had more than one tip that pointed to two of the individuals," said Pederson, and two of the boys had been interviewed by detectives but were not arrested.

Two days after that interview, Bucher informed the Sheriff's Department that attorneys for the four teens, including the two previously interviewed, had contacted his office. Bucher said the boys' parents were cooperative.

"We had some leads, but we weren't near where we are now after getting their help," Bucher said.

Sheriff Dan Trawicki predicted after the incident that it would turn out to be a prank that had gone wrong involving local residents.

The incident occurred on Guthrie Road, south of Highway I, in the Town of Waukesha.

Daniel Buckel, 22, of the Town of Waukesha has said he didn't see the plastic wrap until it was 10 feet in front of him. It was too late to stop, and there was no way to avoid the tightly wound clear wrap stretched between two traffic posts.

Authorities and Buckel have described the circumstances. It was foggy at 1 a.m. Buckel and his girlfriend, Theresa Brzykcy, 19, of Brookfield were out for a relaxing ride. Because of the poor visibility, Buckel recalls traveling less than 40 mph when he hit the wall of plastic wrap.

The 2002 Honda motorcycle slid across the pavement, and Buckel and Brzykcy landed on a nearby driveway. Buckel broke a finger and needed 15 stitches to close a gash above his eye.

Brzykcy hit the pavement with her head and lost consciousness for a short time but was not seriously injured.

Local attorney Michael Hupy, who has represented many motorcyclists, offered ••••,000 reward to any person who provided information that led to a conviction. He said Wednesday that Trawicki will determine who among the more than 50 tipsters will get the money.

Waukesha County CrimeStoppers also added up to $1,000 to the reward amount.

Buckel has hired Hupy to represent him.

"I'm glad they turned themselves in," Hupy said of the boys, "but the main thing I wanted to do when I offered this reward was to make sure this doesn't happen to another biker."

Hupy said he does not know the boys' identities but that the four had hired separate attorneys.

Hupy promised to take no fee from Buckel, and to donate an amount equal to his fee to a motorcycle safety group.

Buckel said late Wednesday he's relieved that authorities have identified the boys said to be responsible because it means he no longer has to worry.

"It's less stressful not sitting around waiting any more, wondering if I should raise the reward, wondering what else I can do. It's a relief," Buckel said.

Buckel, who lives with his parents and works as a bartender and selling motorcycles, said the crash caused him to miss a combined two weeks of work. He still suffers bad headaches and said he can't afford plastic surgery needed to repair scars above his eyes and nose and on his chin.

"They're going to see that it's going to cost these kids severely," he said. "That's what happens for not thinking before you do act. Any prank - you've got to think before you do it if it's going to hurt someone. I'm just glad to be alive at this point."
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They need to spend a couple months in jail at a minimum............but that is unlikely.
Thanks for the update..
There kids they will proly have to pay out the ass and get house arrest
The rider & his g/f on the bike will still suffer. Doubt if the kids will be paying for the m/c damage, the lost hrs at work, the agony of suffering while trying to heal, ambulance/hospital changes let alone skin grafting & so much more.

Just wish they had cought the twits that strung barb wire from one tree to the other at my chest level ONLY when standing up on an Observed Trials bike, for had I been seated & on a normal fun dirt bike, or Enduro bike & practing ----- good chance I would be next to cutting off my head.
Dumb prank for sure. The kids should be hauled on the carpet at least so others will think a little more first. Glad the riders are basically OK, but it sure sounds like they weren't wearing helmets.
dumbass kids
knee caps... thats all i have to say
I saw it on TV. The guy on the bike said that he was happy that the kids confessed and that it was just a prank that went wrong. I would be sueing the hell out of those kids. But yeah, the riders weren't hurt bad, which is surprising
I've done this kind of thing before except with fishing twine. It just would snap peoples antennas off as they went by. Pretty fucking stupid now that I look back on it, though.

From the injuries, doesn't sound like they had on any head gear???? :(
agent_poseur said:
From the injuries, doesn't sound like they had on any head gear???? :(

+1 was thinking the same thing. Sure it was dumb on the kids parts and in no way am I saying it is right. However, had they both been wearing full face helmets and even a jacket, they most likely would have walked away with a few scratches on themselves, a scratched bike, and a story to tell their grandkids.
He cant afford plastic surgery???

I bet he could afford a $100 HJC Helmet that would have saved him from the scars and "headaches"...

Helmet < plastic surgery

Heck, if you don't care about your life...

At least take care of your lice and wear a helmet!
i remember reading this before, what a bunch a dumbasses. i gotta give them credit for turning themselves in though. at least they aren't completely irresponsible.
Hopefully the kid's parents will do the right thing and beat them to a pulp with a garden hose. Fuckin morons.
Damages to himself and the bike is what he needs to be going for!
what a bunch of dumbass punks..... they could of killed someone. I feel bad for the riders on the bike, but then again, the female passanger wouldnt of hit her head if she would of had a lid on....

Please wear your gear ppl......
Bet those kids never thought about a motorcycle coming through. They should have to dig ditches or something to earn the money to pay for the expenses.
Süsser Tod said:
He cant afford plastic surgery???

I bet he could afford a $100 HJC Helmet that would have saved him from the scars and "headaches"...
Helmet < plastic surgery

Heck, if you don't care about your life...

At least take care of your lice and wear a helmet!
I thought they said in the original story that they were wearing open face helmets
Anyone have a link to the origional story
The kids at a MINIMUM should be responsible for 100% of all medical costs. Including the guy needing plastic surgery. Man this pisses me off!
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