Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Public safety

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.

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