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Minn. man charged with flushing nails down toilets

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man who they say flushed pounds of nails down toilets in eastern Minnesota.

According to the Star Tribune, 38-year-old Nicholas Mullenmaster, of St. Paul, is charged with first-degree criminal property damage, a felony. Authorities said he caused thousands of dollars of damage to sewer lines.

Officials said repairs were needed after nails were found in a Subway restaurant sewer line three times. Surveillance footage showed a suspect coming out of the restroom before the third instance in August.

Police officials found Mullenmaster in September after more reports. They said he left a Leeann Chin bathroom with a Home Depot receipt and a bag of nails matching those that previously had been flushed.

He is being held at the Dakota County Jail. Online jail records did not indicate that he had an attorney.

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