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No charges in Pa. 'gallon-smashing' incidents

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DICKSON CITY, Pa. (AP) - Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say no charges will be filed against nine people who turned themselves in after engaging in a popular online video activity dubbed "gallon smashing."

That's when people throw themselves to the floor while carrying gallons of milk or other beverages, smashing the products and spilling the contents.

Chief William Bilinski of the Dickson City police force in Lackawanna County says two stores won't press charges against the nine suspects as long as they pay for damages and cleanup.

But he tells The (Scranton) Times-Tribune that charges will be pressed against five youths in a March 7 case at a Target if they don't turn themselves in.

Bilinski says store officials want to be compensated and to serve notice that such activities won't be tolerated.

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