Man damaged cars in parking lot because he couldn’t remember where he parked, deputies say

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A man accused of breaking windshield wipers and windshields on several cars in a Florida parking lot told deputies he did it because he was angry he couldn’t remember where he parked his own car.

Deputies say 60-year-old Albert Megnath bent, broke and removed windshield wipers on several cars at the Northpointe Village Shopping Center in Lutz Saturday night. Removing the wipers also caused several windshields to crack, an arrest report says.

When deputies spoke with Megnath, they say he admitted to damaging the cars because he was angry he couldn’t find his own car that was parked in the parking lot. 

A total of six vehicles were reported damaged. Deputies say that’s in addition to about ten other vehicles “in which the owners did not wish to be victims in this case.” The total cost of damage is estimated to be about $1,000, according to the arrest report.

The arrest report also says Megnath was not supposed to be at the shopping center because he was given a trespass warning back in September for vandalizing the property.

The 60-year-old was arrested for criminal mischief and trespassing and taken to the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center.

The deputy who filled out the arrest report requested a high bond due to Megnath’s crime, his history and his “uncooperative and argumentative” behavior during the investigation.

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