Egg throwing ball players arrested early Monday

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Four teenaged baseball players were arrested after showing off their throwing accuracy with eggs, using people and cars as targets.

Saanich police received seven different complaints between 11 p.m., Sunday night and 3:30 a.m., Monday.

A cab driver who had been targeted by the teens flagged down a patrol officer around 3:30 a.m. near the Lochside Trail on McKenzie Avenue.

Two officers walked a portion of the trail and found four teenagers, aged 16 and 17, who admitted their involvement.

“Apparently all four of these young men were baseball players, which explained the high degree of accuracy. It is just through luck that none of the people struck were injured,” Sgt. Dean Jantzen said.

Parents of all four teens were contacted, and all four boys took responsibility for their actions and expressed remorse, Jantzen said.

Charges of mischief are being considered.

kslavin@saanichnews.com