A Rock Hill teen who told police he “thought it would be funny” to pour cooking oil on the floor of a skating rink was arrested and charged with vandalism, police said.
The arrest Friday afternoon at Kate’s Skating Rink on Celanese Road came after a female skater fell in the liquid on the skating floor, police said.
The male teen, 13, was charged as a juvenile around 3 p.m. Friday, then released to the custody of his mother, said Lt. Michael Chavis of the Rock Hill Police Department.
The teen’s name was not released because of his age, Chavis said.
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Officials at Kate’s said that the incident was not a joke to them.
Kate’s had to refund more than $600 to other guests and skaters Friday, because the rink had to be closed to clean up the problem, a police incident report showed.
The teen’s mother made the boy stay at the rink later Friday to help skating rink workers clean up the mess, said Laura Davis, a manager at Kate’s.
“His mother brought the cleaning supplies and made him help clean it up,” Davis said.
Kate’s had to close the rink for a few hours for the floor to be cleaned until it could be skated on again, said Davis.
The rink re-opened later Friday, and was open the rest of the weekend, Davis said.