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Family fun? Long Island mom accused of taking teens on BB shooting spree

Susan Becker, above, is charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief for allegedly encouraging three teens, including two of her own children, to shoot BB's out of a car she was driving in East Northport, Long Island, N.Y.
Suffolk County Police via CBS New York
(CBS) HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. - A Long Island woman was arrested after police say she drove around with her 13-year-old son, her 15-year-old daughter and another 15-year-old boy, encouraging them to shoot out car windows with a BB gun that she bought for them.

Some kids just have the coolest moms!

According to CBS New York, Susan Becker, 43, of East Northport, was charged Saturday in connection with over 60 reported incidents of car windows being shot out in Commack, Hauppauge, and Islandia, all in Suffolk County, over the past two weeks.

One woman told WCBS 880 she had not one, but two vehicles damaged.

"I'm actually stunned to hear that a mom drove her children around to do such harm to others," she said.

A man told WCBS one BB shot missed his SUV, and instead broke the window on his garage.

"Crazy mom," he said. "What mom would instruct their children to do that? It's crazy."

Becker was arrested late Friday afternoon, and charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned in Suffolk County First District Court on Saturday, with bail set at $30,000.

  • Barry Leibowitz

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