Teen Instagram prankster under criminal investigation by South Euclid Police

Posted at 10:38 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 11:23:06-04

A series of pranks posted on Instagram now has a teen under criminal investigation by South Euclid Police.

The videos show the young man wreaking havoc at area businesses. In one video, he picked up a box of Five Guys peanuts and threw it at workers behind the counter at the Cedar Road location.

In other videos, he can be seen stealing people’s orders at Chipotle and Wendy’s, knocking over racks of food at a convenience store and dousing water on the floor and lunging into it at Wal Mart on Warrensville Center Road.

South Euclid Police posted the Five Guys video on their Facebook page Friday. Within 15 minutes, Officer Joe Di Lillo said they had tips leading them to find out the teen’s name. Now he could face criminal charges.

“Be careful what you post. Don’t put anything on their that has you engaging in criminal activity,” De Lillo said. "You’ll be caught by the police department and prosecuted.”

The case will now be handed over to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Prosecutor’s office. The young man’s name is not being revealed because he’s a minor.