The police report was stark in its description of the perpetrators, but somehow they did not sound all that menacing:
"Suspect No. 1, male white, 10, 4-feet-9, 90 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes. Suspect No. 2, male white, 10, 4-feet-11, 85 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes . . . "
The crime: burglary. The motive: well, it was a hot Sunday afternoon, and there was all that ice cream in the freezer of the Horace Mann Elementary School on Charleville Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
Using a knife, five boys unlocked the outside door, made their way inside and headed straight for the cafeteria, police said. But the intrusion set off a silent alarm, police rushed to the scene, and the youngsters were caught sticky-handed.