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Scooter-wielding man smashes windows in San Bernardino

By in Press Enterprise on July 6, 2017

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

SAN BERNARDINO >> Police detained a scooter-wielding man they say smashed out two windows of a San Bernardino bank and the windshield of a parked car Wednesday morning, officials said.

Police received calls from several people just after 8 a.m. reporting a man was destroying property at the plaza at 130 W. 40th Street in San Bernardino, according to police. Initial reports were the unidentified man used a guitar and hammer to cause the damage, however a witness said the man used a broken scooter.

Scott Jones was in the area and said he saw the man trying to set a fire in a shopping cart on 44th Street before he said the man broke the bank and car windows.

Police determined the unidentified man damaged about five windows to businesses in the area, said Sgt. John Cardillo.

Police believe he may have been under the influence of an unknown substance.

Officers handcuffed the man and transported him to a local hospital for treatment to cuts to his hands. Authorities say he will later be processed for the vandalism.

The glass door at a BofA near Cardenas in San Bernardino (40th/Sierra Way) was busted out by a man this morning.

— Micah Escamilla (@MicahEscamilla) July 5, 2017

SB resident Scott Jones says he witnessed the suspect use this broken scooter piece to smash door & car windows.

— Micah Escamilla (@MicahEscamilla) July 5, 2017

Suspect in custody (hands cut from broken glass) will be taken to local hosp for medical aid then processed.

— Micah Escamilla (@MicahEscamilla) July 5, 2017

A window at Bailey Photography biz was also damaged

— Micah Escamilla (@MicahEscamilla) July 5, 2017


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