ST. FRANCIS, Wis. - St. Francis police are asking the public for its help in connection with a case of vandalism at Superior Equipment and Supply from September 2022.
Police said a man was caught on camera knocking over light poles and a woman was seen urinating in a bush as part of a malicious drunk rampage. One detective told FOX6 News it was a pointless crime.
"Watch the guy, the way he gets – the way he stumbles, and you actually watch the way he tries to kick over some of the light poles," said Det. Holly McManus. "He misses at some point, or he hangs on some things as if he’s ready fall off of them."
Officials said the man and woman were passengers in a car that was seen on surveillance. The man walked around the outdoor patio – kicking over light poles, smashing light globes, pulling a light fixture off the wall, prying open a custom metal grill hood and trying to tip over garbage cans. Midway through the man's criminal activity the woman got out of the car and ran to the bushes.
According to McManus, the damage totaled $30,000. It happened around 2:40 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2022. The business waited months to release the video.
"I think their hesitation was that, you know, much like anybody, they didn’t want the publicity. They didn’t want the negative publicity because it could sometimes affect business," McManus said.
Video showed the driver stayed in the car, described as a silver 2008-2013 BMW 3 Series with the passenger's side brake light out.
"We’d like to catch these guys," said McManus. "We’re just trying to bring someone to justice and ensure that, you know, they answer why they committed such a pointless crime."
If you have information that could help authorities solve this crime, you are urged to contact St. Francis police at 414-316-4340.