"Neighborhood men" catch punks trashing out under-construction home

Last weekend, The Doggette and Puppettes were out selling Girl Scout Cookies when they came upon a big ruckus on the 5900 block of Belmont.

BD's got her story, and the DPD has their story. Guess which one is more interesting?

Here is the official DPD version, and they are sticking to it -

Two juveniles were observed illegally inside a house in the 5900 Belmont on January 8, 2006 at approximately 3:45 p.m. Two concerned, observant neighbors called the police and waited until the officers arrival, all the while watching the suspects. The suspects were taken into custody. We are limited in the amount of details we are able to provide due the fact that both suspects were juveniles.

The Doggette's story -

We came upon a crowd of neighborhood residents (all women) standing in front of an under-construction house. They told us that a group of "neighborhood men" (their name) had caught a couple of young punks inside the house.

They watched these kids pour a liquid on the floor of a room in the back of the house, which they feared was paint thinner or some other flamable substance. So they went into the house and held them in custody in the backyard while waiting for the police.

Before the police arrived (15 minutes??) an older man who did not look like he was having a good day arrived on the scene. We have no idea if he was the builder, the owner, or a dad of one the kids. But he went around to the back of the house and did not come around front again.

The police finally got there, questioned the kids separately in the squad cars (to see if their stories jived). We went out selling more cookies before the police left the area.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets