Charges: St. Paul man angry over failed return at Menards slashes tires, breaks windows
A man walked into a Menards store in Maplewood, Minn., with a $400 level and no receipt.When a store employee declined to return it, he got angry and started slashing tires in retaliation, authorities say.A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey Coun...
A man walked into a Menards store in Maplewood, Minn., with a $400 level and no receipt.
When a store employee declined to return it, he got angry and started slashing tires in retaliation, authorities say.
A criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court on Thursday charges Shawn Russell Museus via warrant with one count of felony-level criminal damage to property.
The 32-year-old St. Paul man attempted to make the return about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at a Menards at 2280 Maplewood Drive, according to the complaint.
When his return was denied, he got back into his vehicle and drove with another man to a portion of the store’s parking lot where several Menards rental trucks were stored, according to the complaint.
Then he climbed out holding a large knife and proceeded to slash six tires on two trucks, the complaint said. He also damaged two windows.
Damages were estimated at $2,400.
Museus was later arrested and declined to give a statement, according to the complaint said.
His criminal history includes convictions for first, second- and third-degree-burglary, as well as fourth-degree criminal damage to property and domestic assault.