Teen arrested in 'gallon smashing' prank

Messy prank videotaped, posted on YouTube, police say

Published On: Mar 20 2013 07:20:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2013 07:22:21 AM EDT
NEWTON, N.J. -

There's no use crying over spilled milk, unless your name is Jason Logan.

The 19-year-old was arrested by police in New Jersey for making a "gallon smashing" video, authorities said.

The messy prank first came to light when the videos were posted to YouTube in February.

In the video, police said Logan is seen going around grocery stores pretending to slip while holding milk or juice.  Logan is seen throwing the milk or juice onto the floor while falling theatrically, police said.

"He had two gallons of milk in his hands and threw them on the ground," Sgt. Michael Monaco told reporters.

In many cases, the spilled milk or juice splashes on nearby shoppers, many of whom then rush to help the teens, not realizing it's a prank.

"If there is any children or elderly people in the area, they could be struck by it and be injured," Monaco said.

In one instance, an elderly woman is seen trying to help the fallen pranksters by offering her shopping cart as a means of support.

"He got up and walked away like nothing happened while his friends were videotaping him on his cellphone," Monaco said.

Police said the pranks were recorded at grocery stores in Newton and Wildwood, New Jersey.

Shoppers said they were disgusted by the video.

"It's vandalism, pure and simple," Shelly Messina said.

Store surveillance cameras captured Logan in the act, police said.

He has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.