28-year-old Michael Alicea drove over to the sheriff’s office headquarters in Deltona in the morning on Wednesday and began swinging a steel baseball bat inside the parking zone, busting the windows of 4 unmarked patrol vehicles, according to authorities.
Deputies identified the suspect’s license plate number and located him at his house only moments later.
“We have great security cameras there,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood informed local news media Fox 35. “It took us a matter of minutes to identify who the suspect was, who it was.”
The unprovoked assault cost the sheriff’s office about $5,000 worth of damages, Chitwood mentioned.
The man’s motive is currently under investigation, however, the sheriff stated he was glad that nobody was injured.
“We don’t know what his mindset was had somebody come out and this could have really been a deadly, ugly situation,” Chitwood said to Fox 35. “You walk outside and somebody’s lying in ambush with a baseball bat, you’re dead or you’re severely injured.”
Alicea doesn’t seem to have a criminal record or ties to extremists groups, Chitwood said.
The suspect was charged with criminal mischief and is out on bond.
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