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Teen charged for throwing sauce packets at Cedar Point roller coaster

Posted: 9:59 AM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 20:45:00Z

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A few teens who were apparently fed up with waiting in line to ride Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, are in trouble after getting hot sauce all over roller coaster riders.

Police were called after it happened. A witness reportedly watching a group of teens standing around said one of the teens dropped several of the Panda Express sauce packets on the ground and then stomped them empty, according to the report. 

One packet was even thrown at the passengers of the roller coaster as it went whizzing by. 

Steel Vengeance passengers on the ride were bombed by a hot sauce packet from someone standing in line. The packet collided with one passenger, then tore open and emptied its contents over several other passengers.

Some of the victims had sauce on their clothing, some had sauce on their face. One person had sauce in her eyes. EMS was called to the scene and the victim's eyes were flushed out.

None of the victims decided to pursue charges.

Despite the victims' decisions not to pursue charges, authorities located the 17-year-old suspect and took him into custody. According to the report, he told officers he didn't think the packet would break open when he threw it. 

The 17-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center. The other teens were detained by authorities but released after officers made contact with their parents.