A 21-year-old Perrysburg Township man is facing criminal charges after he broke into an empty business to play video games, sprayed fire extinguishers inside, and took instant photographs of himself masturbating, police said.
Justin Yarger was charged in Perrysburg Municipal Court with vandalism and breaking and entering, Detective Sgt. Jim Gross of the Perrysburg Township Police Department said today. The suspect was arrested Tuesday.
Mr. Yarger used the building, owned by Stone Co., as a hangout to play video games, the sergeant said.
An employee, who reported the breaking and entering to police Monday, found Christmas lights set up, balloons on the floor, and Mr. Yarger’s PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and video games left on a desk. The decorations were party supplies left in the building’s offices, the sergeant said.
Authorities spotted footprints left in the residue from the fire extinguishers which were set off in the two bathrooms and an office.
Police also found Polaroids of a man with a shaved head masturbating — whom Sergeant Gross said was Mr. Yarger — thrown in the garbage can, according to a police report.
The building hadn’t been used in several months.
The building, located at at 8812 Fremont Pike, is described as a scale house because of a large scale outside for semi-tractor trailer trucks. Inside, there are several rooms for offices and bathrooms.
“It was air-conditioned,” the sergeant said. “It was a decent size little building.”
A police officer recognized Mr. Yarger, who lives nearby, as he was leaving the quarry after a swim, Sergeant Gross said.
Sergeant Gross said the area was private property and the quarry, filled with water, was not safe.
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