A Phoenix man smashed more than $10,000 worth of windows after apparently getting scared of Alice Cooper's restaurant, Alice Cooperstown.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, 22-year-old Joseph Urango got spooked after looking in the windows of Alice Cooperstown, at First Street and Jackson, believing he saw "murderers" inside.
Police got a call of a man breaking windows at businesses, and officers spotted Urango trying to kick in some glass doors around Third Avenue and Lincoln Street.
Urango didn't hesitate to tell officers that he smashed in at least 10 other windows in the area, and officers drove Urango around the neighborhood, as he pointed out which ones he was responsible for.
Court documents indicate the damage is "well over" $10,000.
But why did he do it?
A police officer's probable-cause statement explains it:
He stated he was standing at Alice Cooper's restaurant and noticed murderers in the windows. He stated he walked off westbound and the murderers were following him. He added he threw rocks [through] the windows at 15 W. Jackson St. and 22 W. Jackson St. in order to get rid of the murderers, but they still followed him.
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Based on the addresses provided in the court documents, it looks like Alice Cooperstown went unharmed (there's also no indication Alice Cooper is harboring murderers in his restaurant).
Urango told police he didn't have any money to pay for the repairs, but did say we would "shoot it out [with] everyone once he was released from jail," according to court documents.
Urango, who has an arson conviction on his record, was booked into jail on multiple criminal-damage charges.