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Florida man says too much music, masturbation made him vandalize home

William Thomas arrested on charges of burglary, criminal mischief

William Thomas says he vandalized a Largo home because he "listened to too much music and masturbated too much."
William Thomas says he vandalized a Largo home because he "listened to too much music and masturbated too much."

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A Florida man accused of vandalizing a home said he "listened to too much music and masturbated too much," which made him feel like "going out and destroying stuff," according to an arrest report obtained Tuesday by WPLG.

William Thomas, 25, of Clearwater, was arrested Friday on burglary and criminal mischief charges.

According to an arrest affidavit, Largo police were called to a home at 2066 N. Belcher Road after someone reported seeing a man smashing a mailbox.

When police arrived, Thomas was "sitting shirtless and covered in dirt."

According to the affidavit, a trailer tire was flattened, a window to the house was broken, and a mailbox, a real estate sign and a garden angel were destroyed.  

Police said Thomas admitted to damaging the property.

"The defendant stated he had listened to too much music and masturbated too much and he felt like going out and destroying stuff," the affidavit said.

Police said Thomas also damaged a boat on the property, causing about $1,000 worth of damage.

Thomas admitted to vandalizing the boat because he was "envisioning destroying other people's lives," the affidavit said.

He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Tuesday. His bond was set at $7,000.


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