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Man charged in car lot vandalism

A man is accused of smashing the windows of 13 vehicles at a car lot.

Lovell L. Hamlet, 37, of the 5000 block of Christofer Lane, was charged this week with felony criminal mischief.

About 12:30 a.m. Dec. 22, police responded to a report of a man using a brick to break vehicle windows..

Officers found Hamlet on the lot of 260 Motorsports at 2229 S. Anthony Blvd. The dealership owner told police he sold Hamlet a red Cadillac DeVille about a year ago. The owner said Hamlet did not make any payments on the car and that he repossessed it about six months after the sale, according to court papers.

The DeVille was among the 13 vehicles vandalized, and it sustained the most damage. The total cost of the damage to the vehicles ranged from $10,000 to $15,000, court papers said.

Hamlet posted a $5,000 bond Wednesday to be released from custody.

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