EVERETT — A Snohomish County man reportedly was so enraged when told that he couldn’t purchase a pitcher of beer just before a bowling alley closed for the night that he went on a nearly $5,200 vandalism spree.
The man, 22, of Edmonds, is facing a felony charge accusing him of second-degree malicious mischief.
The trouble dates to February 2016 at an alley now known as Bowlero along 164th Street in Lynnwood.
The suspect reportedly approached the bowling alley bar around 11 p.m. and attempted to order a pitcher of beer. He “became upset when he was told that they did not serve pitchers at last call,” deputy prosecutor Robert Hendrix wrote in documents filed in Snohomish County Superior Court.
The man reportedly went into the restroom and he came out a short time later, just ahead of a flood of water.
An overflowing urinal released so much water that the bowling alley had to close early. The man left, but returned, claiming to be missing his grandfather’s bowling ball, Hendrix wrote. He refused to leave and police were called, but he apparently was gone when they arrived.
The next day, the man reportedly called to apologize for breaking the urinal. It cost the alley $237 to make repairs and more than $4,900 to clean up the water.
The man reportedly began negotiating with the alley to pay for the damage and avoid criminal charges, but after months of talking and trading messages, he never followed through, according to court papers.
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