Teens accused of breaking into Galveston funeral home
GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- Two teens are facing charges after they allegedly targeted a Galveston funeral home in an attempt to steal embalming fluid.
Police say Joshua Niswonger, 19, and a 16-year-old boy broke into the Carnes Brothers Funeral Home at about 3am Wednesday. They apparently stole the keys from an employee vehicle, but once in the building, an alarm sounded, and an alert neighbor called 911.
Police say the teens tried to steal a laptop computer and embalming fluid. The chemical is sometimes used by marijuana users to create a dangerous drug combination called fry, created by soaking cigarettes in the fluid.
However, the funeral home owner said the teens inadvertantly targeted a different chemical that is highly flammable, and could have posed a serious fire danger.
Niswonger has been charged with burglary of a building and is being held in the Galveston County Jail on a $2,000 bond. The 16-year-old is being held in the juvenile justice center.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices
- Severe weather possible Saturday morning
- Mom devastated by tragedy pushes for change
- Three Harris County deaths related to H1N1
- Boy, 4, saves family from overnight fire
- Santa sparks impromptu marriage ceremony
- 'Duck Dynasty' fans react to Phil's hiatus
- Police: Teen admits shooting out car windows
- Foul weather threatens to snarl US holiday travel
- Obama: '2014 can be a breakthrough year'
- Turning those holiday gift cards into cash
- Photos: What do you do if you shopped at Target?
- Video: Harris County inmates get early Christmas
- FBISD approves new GPA-exempt courses
- Man tries to grab woman jogging on trail