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Thousand Oaks teen run over during prank

A 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl has been hospitalized with serious injuries after she fell from the back of a pickup truck during a teenage prank and was dragged by another vehicle for 100 feet.

The teen was taken to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for treatment shortly after the 1:30 a.m. accident in the 300 block of Massey Street. She has since been moved to another hospital for further treatment, Thousand Oaks police officials said.

The girl was one of six teenagers, four boys and two girls, who vandalized a home with eggs and paint balls, reportedly in retaliation for the egging of another home earlier in the evening, authorities said.

As a pickup truck pulled away from the home, the girl fell from the bed onto the pavement. A car immediately behind the pickup then ran over the girl and dragged her for some time until the 16-year-old male driver realized what had happened and stopped, police said.

All of the teens are 16 or 17. They were not identified because they are minors.


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