Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pinellas Park man goes on a brick-throwing rampage, smashing house and car windows

PINELLAS PARK — A Pinellas Park man went on a rampage late Friday night, bombarding a woman's house and several cars with decorative bricks used in landscaping.

In total, the destruction allegedly left by Roger Heare, 46, amounted to 13 smashed windows at a home on 68th Avenue N and several damaged cars.

Police said Heare, who lives nearby at 4241 68th Ave. N, began throwing bricks through car windows, alarming neighbors who said they first heard loud bangs and glass breaking around 10 p.m. Heare is charged with slashing all four tires on a 1993 BMW and breaking the front and passenger windows, as well as the rear window.

Hours later, using the same bricks he had thrown at the cars, Heare turned his attention to a home owned by a woman who had taken out a restraining order against him. She was not home at the time, according to the arrest report. Heare entered her back yard through an unlocked gate and began throwing bricks through the windows.

Spotted by an officer with the Pinellas Park Police Department, Heare ran away and was chased down by a police dog. He faces multiple felony charges of throwing a deadly missile into a building.

Pinellas Park man goes on a brick-throwing rampage, smashing house and car windows 12/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 29, 2012 2:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Florida joins other states in ending 'tampon tax'


    From our friends at the Associated Press:

  2. Rubio, Nelson propose expansion of federal judgeships


    WASHINGTON - Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson today proposed adding a number of federal judges to the state.

  3. Bar review: The Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    I've spent many evenings in St. Pete's Jannus Live courtyard, enjoying one of the best open-air venues in the Tampa Bay area. It's where I saw my first concert in Florida: Toadies, on the Rubberneck tour sometime in the mid '90s.

    The drinks at the Landing at Jannus in St. Petersburg are about as cheap as you’ll find at any other regular downtown bar, a nice surprise.
  4. Local craft beer of the week: Two Henrys Belleview-Biltmore Blueberry Vanilla Wheat

    Bars & Spirits

    Two Henrys Brewing Company is a unique entity in the Tampa Bay brewing scene, due to both its status as the only brewery in Plant City, as well as its location on a 27-acre working farm, which also includes a winery.

    Photo by Justin Grant
  5. Trump vows to crack down on Manchester leaks, chastises NATO


    BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to crack down on leaks that prompted Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week's bombing. He also chastised NATO leaders for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing alliance.

    U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by European Council President Donald Tusk as he arrives at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Trump arrived in Belgium on Wednesday evening and will attend a NATO summit as well as meet EU and Belgian officials. [Associated Press]