Jacob Michels, Brendan Lawler and Walker Boston are being charged as adults for allegedly stealing a goat so Michels could ask a girl, "would you goat with me to prom?"
Police in Georgia said they arrested a group of teenagers accused of stealing a goat so one of the boys could use it to ask a girl to "goat" with him to prom.
Milton police said three 17-year-olds, identified as Jacob Michels, Brendan Lawler and Walker Boston, were seen with a 16-year-old accomplice stealing the pet goat, named Chip, from a Milton home about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The witness called 911 and the teens were pulled over with the goat still in the back of the pickup truck.
Michels, Lawler and Boston were arrested on theft of livestock charges, while the 16-year-old was arrested on juvenile charges.
The police report said Michels told officers he wanted to use the goat as a prop to ask a girl, "would you goat with me to prom?"
"Well, you know, it's quite possible that these teens didn't realize the severity of what they were doing," Milton Police Capt. Shawn McCarty told WAGA-TV. "Apparently, this was supposed to be a prank."
"They explained to the officers it was part of a prank, they were stealing the goat from what they said to take a picture as part of a prom invitation. And that is why they took it," McCarty said. "Some pranks are harmless, but when you are talking about theft or damage to property that is when things kind of step over the line from being harmless pranks into being a crime."