Police investigate ‘gallon-smashing’ incident in Elk Grove


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Police in Elk Grove say they are not amused by the most recent viral video sensation called ‘gallon smashing.’

Teenagers walk through the aisles of grocery stores with a gallon of milk or juice in each hand and pretend to slip, with the mess splashing everywhere.


“These kids are opening themselves up to a lot of liability,” said Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim. “If I were a parent, I’d have a harsh discussion and make sure they weren’t participating in this.”

An incident occurred last Friday at a Safeway store on Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove, near Sacramento, Fox40 in Sacramento reported. Police are sorting through the details.

“It could be vandalism,’ Trim said. ‘If someone were hurt, possibly additional chargers could be filed, but at the very least it’s vandalism.”

An early gallon-smashing prank was posted online Feb. 13, attracting more than 3 million views.


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-- Mark Demsky, Fox40 in Sacramento