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6 teens busted for lobbing water balloons at PTC cart path users

1 cart driver injured in wreck after being targeted

Six teens are facing reckless conduct charges after using their golf cart for water balloon bombing attacks in Peachtree City on May 29 and May 30, police said.

One balloon bombing victim lost control of his golf cart and careened down an embankment, injuring him, Capt. Rosanna Dove said.

Police arrested the following:

Riley Noonan, 18, of Jefferson Woods Drive, Peachtree City, two counts of reckless conduct.
 
Paul Balmes, 18, of Stonehaven Drive, Fayetteville, one count of reckless conduct.
 
Three juveniles, 16, of Peachtree City, two counts each of reckless conduct.
 
One juvenile, 16, of  Fayetteville, one count of reckless conduct.

It started shortly after 5 p.m. May 29, police said, when they investigated a report of a golf cart driver being injured after he ran off the cart path down an embankment. The cart driver said he was dodging water balloons being thrown at him and lost control of the cart. The driver was injured as a result, Dove said.

The next afternoon, police got another call about the water balloon bombers, this time on a cart path behind Cherry Tree Lane off South Peachtree Parkway just below Crosstown Drive.

This time, Dove said, a female path user received facial bruises after being struck by a water balloon thrown from a passing golf cart carrying several people.

About an hour later, cops located a golf cart loaded with teens and water balloons in the vicinity of Kelly Drive and Hippocket Drive, Dove said.

The six arrests followed that investigation, Dove said.

If you have any more information about the water balloon bombings, call police at 770-631-2510.

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