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Man who vandalized car at Pontiac hospital arrested

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Pontiac — A man who vandalized a car parked at a hospital Tuesday is in custody, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities identified the suspect and arrested him on unrelated charges, it said. The office also said it is not releasing any further information on the suspect at this time.

Sheriff's deputies were called at about 7 p.m. Tuesday to St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital on Woodward near East South Boulevard for a report of someone vandalizing a vehicle, according to officials.

The man who vandalized a vehicle parked at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital on April 28, 2020, has been arrested on unrelated charges, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said.

Hospital security officers told deputies they saw a man approach a red 2019 Tesla Model 3 in their parking lot and then vandalized it, police said. The vehicle is owned by a 58-year-old Troy woman.

The man smashed the windshield and scratched letters on the vehicle's hood, according to authorities. He then returned to his vehicle and fled the area before security officers could approach him.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Oakland County Sheriff’s Pontiac Substation at (248) 409-7124 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.

Another image of the man Oakland County Sheriff's deputies say vandalized a vehicle parked at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital on April 28, 2020.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez