Sheriff: Break-dancing teen arrested after diamond belt buckle gouges NY home’s hardwood floor

February 23rd, 2010 by

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. - Police said they’ve arrested a teenager who caused thousands of dollars in damage to a western New York home’s hardwood floor by break dancing on it while wearing a large diamond belt buckle.

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard said the 18-year-old apparently was intoxicated when he arrived at a house party held by the victim’s daughters in Elma, a small town just east of Buffalo. He said when the teen repeatedly tried to break dance he gouged the floor and caused about $3,000 worth of damage.

Police said the victim was on vacation at the time.

A sheriff’s deputy arrested the teen Sunday night at his home in neighboring Cheektowaga, a Buffalo suburb.

The teen faces a felony criminal mischief charge and a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He’s been jailed pending arraignment.


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