Naked man accused trashing store

March 19, 2008 7:15:08 AM PDT
A hotel and grocery store are assessing the damage after a naked man ran amok and allegedly did thousands of dollars' worth of damage. West Lampeter Township police said they were dispatched to the Willow Valley Resort, and later Darrenkamp's Market, on Friday amid reports of a nude man on a rampage.

Some office space at the resort was trashed, and a forklift was driven into an interior wall, also damaging an overhead sewer pipe, authorities said.

Police said the suspect, whom they identified as Nicholas Hadzick, 28, of Freeland, then crossed the street and entered Darrenkamp's in the Willow Valley Shopping Center, causing more destruction.

Joe Darrenkamp, company president, said Hadzick threw chairs and tossed a 300-pound pizza oven to the floor, as well as three scales, valued at about $7,000 each. Also damaged was a $90,000 meat-wrapping machine, several soda coolers and the windshield of a delivery truck.

The incident was captured on the market's surveillance cameras, Darrenkamp said. He estimated the cost of the damage at about $40,000.

Police charged Hadzick, who had been a guest at the resort, with risking a catastrophe, criminal mischief, open lewdness, public drunkenness and related counts. He was being held on $200,000 bail.

Telephone messages left at three phone listings for a Nicholas Hadzick in the Freeland area were not returned.


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