DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested two men after a group of vandals were caught by a surveillance camera trashing a 7-Eleven store in Davie.
The video showed a group of four men and one woman walking into the business near State Road 84 and Pine Island Road, around 1 a.m., on May 5.
Davie Police said the incident happened after the group accused the clerk of saying something to one of their girlfriends.
The group could be seen in the video yelling at the clerk and destroying the store.
The vandals then threw fruit at a door after the clerk hid himself in an office out of fear.
“Yo, they’re right here. They’re going crazy in the store. Can you get somebody here, please?” said the clerk during a 911 call. “They’re breaking the computers and everything.”
The video showed the crooks creating a huge mess at the store as they tipped over display racks, smashed computers and punched windows.
“In the 911 call, we can hear that the clerk is very concerned,” said Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone. “He’s trying to get the police there as quickly as possible. This all happened within a matter of seconds, them completely trashing the store.”
As the group of vandals were leaving the store, one of the men dropped his wallet, which prompted two of them to later return to the store to look for it.
Damon Parrotta and Jacob Jones, both 18 years old, were subsequently caught and arrested at the scene after the clerk recognized them and immediately called police.
7News spoke to Parrotta’s father who said he did not know his son was involved in the vandalism.
“Never heard nothing about that,” the father said.
When asked if he knew his son had been arrested, the father replied, “No. Just found out about that right now.”
The other individuals involved in the vandalism remain at large.
“The other two males and the single female that was with them were not identified. They claim that they don’t know them, but we don’t believe that,” said Leone.
If you have any information on this incident, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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