Mom Accused of Egging Homes With Her Daughter

Jennifer Terry has been charged with causing a catastrophe
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Mom Accused of Egging Homes With Her Daughter
Jennifer Terry.   (Weber County Jail)

A teenage act of mischief has landed Jennifer Terry—who happens to be 44—in some very real trouble. The Utah woman has been arrested and charged with causing a catastrophe, a class A misdemeanor, over an alleged summertime incident, reports KSL. On Aug. 20, Terry allegedly chauffeured her teenage daughter and some other minors around Ogden and three other Utah towns in order to egg homes—a number of them. The Standard Examiner reports as many as 20 homes were allegedly hit (KSL notes 11 victims are identified in court documents), with the group unloading up to 15 dozen (that's 180) eggs. Among the reported damage: broken screens, messed-up furniture, $2,343 in exterior stucco damage, and, somehow, $3,000 in damage to a victim's car ignition.

A probable-cause affidavit says Terry admitted to driving the juveniles around Ogden, South Ogden, Riverdale, and Washington Terrace in her 1989 red Ford Bronco "because of certain familial problems she was having and because she simply did not care." All but one of the minors has reportedly copped to being involved in the egging. It's unclear whether they'll face charges, too. As for Terry's ominous-sounding charge, the Standard Examiner explains that per Utah law, "any person is guilty of causing a catastrophe if the person causes widespread injury or damage to persons or property." (Then again, it could have been worse, as this toilet-papering story shows.)

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