A sailor who used , causing an estimated $75,000 in damage, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge.
Edward Roth, 22, who turned over a check for $10,000, was immediately sentenced to five years probation and ordered to complete 10 days of public work service. A restitution hearing was set for Aug. 6.
Roth, assigned to the Navy's USS Green Bay, was arrested in the early morning hours of Nov. 19, and video of the 3:15 a.m. incident later surfaced.
Deputy District Attorney Jalyn Wang said in January that Roth used a rock to break into the body repair center at John Hine Mazda and mar at least 14 cars, leaving them with broken windows and body damage.
Video showed Roth throwing a cell phone at a car, then kicking dents in the door before smashing out windows with a club, Wang said. What set him off was not clear.
While Roth smashed, someone monitoring surveillance cameras was telling him to stop, police said.
Sgt. Ray Battrick said officers used a Taser on Roth to arrest him. Roth had a rock clutched in one hand at the time, according to the sergeant, who said the suspect also tore up an office, breaking glass and throwing telephones and computers.
– City News Service