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Man charged with smashing TV sets in Kailua-Kona store


  • Alexander Springer, 48, was charged with second-degree criminal property damage after he allegedly smashed a dozen television sets at a “big box” store Monday in Kailua-Kona. (Courtesy Hawaii County Police)
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A 48-year-old man was charged with second-degree criminal property damage after he allegedly smashed a dozen television sets at a “big box” store Monday in Kailua-Kona.

At 6:49 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a store on Henry Street. They arrived to find a suspect outside the store with another customer.

Witnesses reported that the suspect, Alexander Springer, had grabbed a bat from the store and used it to destroy 12 televisions. One of the store’s customers stopped him and took him outside while waiting for police to arrive. Damages were estimated at $4,081.

Police arrested Springer, who has no permanent address, and charged him with second-degree criminal property damage, a Class C felony. His bail was set at $2,000.

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