Prince William County residents wake up to ‘drive by ketchuping'

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (FOX 5) -- A costly prank is prompting residents in a Northern Virginia neighborhood to cough up a couple of hundred dollars each - thanks to ketchup on their cars.

Home surveillance footage shows a group conducting a "drive-by ketchuping" on the cars in Woodbridge.

Police told FOX 5 that the participants could face misdemeanor charges for the incident, which left dried ketchup on the vehicles near Princedale Drive and Lindendale Road.

The substance will need to be professionally removed from each vehicle to the tune of $200, the residents told FOX 5.

In some cases, the ketchup left a light stain.