Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Home / Government / Minn. man charged with flushing nails down toilets

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.

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *