Akron: Man arrested for gas station sledgehammer incident

4:53 PM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- A 46-year-old man is in custody after allegedly hitting a Marathon gas station with a sledgehammer.

Officers responded to the gas station in the 2100 block of East Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the suspect was using a sledgehammer to break a large hole into the wall. Officers recovered a bucket, two sledgehammers, a chisel, pliers and several trash bags.

The man has been charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools and vandalism.

He has been booked in the Summit County Jail.


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