Why the concern for teenage mayhem? Well, in this case, it's because the X Games are in town.
And you know that that means:
So forget the heroin dealing going on near Fifth and Spring streets or the homicides that seem to plague Skid Row. We've got four-wheeled violators to pursue.
The X Games are on now through the weekend at Staples Center and LA Live, with the elite of professional skateboarding competing.
LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon says underage fans better get a ride home from mommy before 10 p.m:
Curfew laws restrict the rights of juveniles to be outdoors or in public places during certain hours of the day.
Under-18 skaters seen on the streets after-hours could see $675 in fines and penalties and a serious problem obtaining that ever-important first drivers license.
The lesson here: Grow a beard, kids.