'We’re really going to jail for this?’: Teens busted for cake prank

LONDON, Ky. — Two Kentucky teens have landed felony charges after stealing an ice cream cake for a prank broadcast on social media.

News outlets report a news release from Laurel County Sheriff John Root says 18-year-old Seth Messer and 19-year-old Ajayci Cotton stole the cake from a Dunkin’ Donuts last Friday and were arrested Tuesday after their getaway car was spotted in London.

The release says Cotton filmed Messer taking the cake valued at $25 to $30. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Gilbert Acciardo says employees confronted the pair, but Messer used profane language to tell them it was now his cake. Acciardo says Messer asked if “We’re really going to jail for this?” upon his arrest.

Acciardo says officers chose to charge them with felony third-degree burglary because of the circumstances. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

2 arrested for burglary:

Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Detective Jason Back arrested two individuals on Tuesday afternoon August 8, 2017 at approximately 4:51 PM. The arrests occurred in London after information was developed on the location of two suspects wanted regarding the theft of an ice cream cake stolen from Dunkin Doughnuts on the Ky 192 bypass in London on August 4, 2017 at approximately 3:30 PM. Allegedly a male subject and a female subject entered the Londo...n Dunkin Doughnuts – the male subject stole an ice cream cake while the female subject videoed and uploaded it to a social media outlet.
The two individuals arrested were identified as: Seth Messer age 18 of London and Ajayci Cotton age 19 of Manchester both charged with burglary – third-degree and lodged in the Laurel County detention Center. Photos of accused is attached.
Assisting on the arrest for Laurel Sheriff's office was: Lieut. Greg Poynter, Sgt. Robbie Grimes, Detective Kyle Gray, and Detective Chris Edwards.

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