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Man returns to Hastings home at 1:30 a.m., finds it damaged, begins drinking then calls police four hours later

The interior of a trailer on Radford Road was destroyed.

Holes were punched in the drywall and the kitchen was destroyed. An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the trailer.

The caller reported he found the damage when he returned home at 1:30 a.m. He called police at 5:50 a.m. The man told police he had started drinking alcohol to calm himself down upon seeing all the damage. He told officers he wanted to make the report so that he wouldn't be blamed for the damages. He was being kicked out of the residence the next day for not paying rent, he said.

No footprints were visible in the snow outside the residence.

Officers are following up with the man.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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