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SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — Five firefighters charged with destroying mailboxes in Maryland by throwing watermelons at them will pay a fine and court costs.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports a judge on Tuesday gave the men unsupervised probation before judgment. That means if the men stay out of trouble for a year the conviction will disappear from their records. Each man must pay a $300 fine and court costs.

Police say the men were caught throwing the watermelons in the town of Bishopville around 1 a.m. on Oct. 4. They allegedly damaged 14 mailboxes, a trash can and a church sign. The total damage was estimated at $2,250. The men are members of the Lewes Fire Department and the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company according to the websites of the fire departments.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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