Vandal gets five years probation for crime [UPDATED]Published 9:52am Monday, July 22, 2013 Updated 11:55am Monday, July 22, 2013
Michael Atonio, 20, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced to five years of supervised probation July 15 in Otter Tail County District Court for felony first-degree damage to property.
He pleaded guilty May 28. In exchange for the plea, an additional count of felony third-degree burglary was dismissed.
Atonio broke windows on five different vehicles in Fergus Falls during the early morning hours April 18.
He reportedly used a metal ice scraper and at some point cut his hand while breaking the windows, leaving a blood trail. He later went to the Holiday Station, and police were able to identify him from video at the store.
According to the criminal complaint, Atonio told police he took approximately 10 adderall and didn’t remember anything after midnight when the vandalism reportedly took place. Atonio also reportedly said he didn’t know why he would have broken the windows.
The total amount of damage to the vehicles was more then $1,000, the report says.