Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-232

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 24, 2016
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    Suspects Extinguisher Fights Results In $100,000 Damage

    Deputies arrest two juveniles.
    • Tuesday
    • May 3, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Walmart (vacant)
    • 949 Bloomingdale Avenue East
    • Brandon, Florida

    Suspect:

    Lucas Parr
    DOB: 10-17-98

    Charges:

    • Burglary of Unoccupied Structure
    • Felony Criminal Mischief
    • Render Fire Extinguisher Inoperable (15 counts)

    Suspect:

    Santino Williams
    DOB: 5-7-02

    Charges:

    • Burglary of Unoccupied Structure
    • Felony Criminal Mischief
    • Render Fire Extinguisher Inoperable (15 counts)

    Details:

    On May 3, 2016, Hillsborough County Fire Department and Hillsborough County deputies responded to a fire alarm call at a vacant building. The vacant building is a 98,000 square foot Walmart building that is now vacant due to relocating to the new Super Walmart location on Bloomingdale Avenue. The Fire Department determined that the building was not on fire, but the alarm had been activated after a large number of dry chemical fire extinguishers had been discharged inside the store resulting in the alarm. Deputies determined the building had been unlawfully entered and HCSO Crime Scene responded and collected physical evidence from discharged fire extinguishers. Evidence collected from the scene identified two juveniles, Lucas Parr and Santino Williams. On May 12, 2016, both juveniles were located by detectives and arrested for Burglary of Unoccupied Structure, Felony Criminal Mischief and 15 counts of Render Fire Extinguisher Inoperable. They admitted post Miranda to committing the offense and to having “Fire Extinguisher Fights”. The damage inside the Walmart is estimated in excess of $100,000 as 31 dry chemical fire extinguishers were discharged resulting in fine powder being disbursed all over the store. Hundreds of empty merchandise shelving items are being hand cleaned, as well as all surfaces inside the store where dry chemical powder settled.

     
     

     

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