DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Deputies have made a big break in the case of a vandal’s destruction of property at a Broward County business.
The takedown happened in another part of the state.
Earlier in January, a man was spotted at a Davie plaza wandering around in the early morning hours when he inexplicitly shattered a window to a restaurant.
Although he didn’t steal anything, the restaurant owners were surprised and, till this day, don’t know what to think about it.
Three days after the incident, however, a suspect was found being pursued by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies near Ocala.
Aerial video caught the police chase.
“When they sent me the video, I thought it was a joke. I thought this was some other case because I couldn’t believe how chaotic it got,” said store owner Alex Arguello.
Deputies said the man, Shawn Vincent Sheehan, was driving a stolen car, and sometimes the speeds during the pursuit reached up to 125 mph.
Marion County Sherriff’s deputies had been alerted to him, knew he was in a stolen car and were looking for him for another charge.
Another video shows deputies in Marion County cornering Sheehan.
They were able to place him under arrest and have since identified him to 7News as being the same man that vandalized the restaurant in Davie.
“It was also that question of why? It seems personal. Is this an angry customer? Is this, you know, it seemed like there had to be some reason to cause damage and to just leave,” said Arguello.
“I’m still trying to process it, because it’s insane to me, you know? Marion County is four hours away, so the connection to coming down here of all places, to our store, it’s all just very strange,” said Ricardo Arguello.
Detectives in Sumter County, Southwest of Ocala said Sheehan was the target of several burglaries investigations there.
Although the question still remains: why this business in Davie? Why just a broken door?
“We definitely lost sleep the first couple of nights, just wondering if this was going to be someone coming back,” said Alex.
“This all started, you know, a door being broken, and it ends with a car chase in Marion County. It’s pretty insane,” said Ricardo.
The 43-year-old faces charges of burglary and criminal mischief in Davie, along with other charges in Ocala.
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