Man Breaks Into Bar; Later Trashes His Jail Cell
Angelo Vitolo initially lied to officers and claimed to work at the bar, police said
A man is accused of breaking into a Mentor pub, stealing a drink and -- after he had been arrested -- trashing his cell at the Mentor City Jail.
Mentor Police responded to an alarm call that someone had broken into the Hooley House at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, they found 23-year-old Angelo Vitolo by the bar drinking a jack and coke with a cherry on top that he had made himself, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.
"He initially told us that he worked there but the owners never saw the guy before," Zbiegien said.
Consequently, police arrested Vitolo, who lives in Willoughby, on charges of theft and breaking and entering.
Then, early Monday morning, Vitolo got into more trouble.
He ripped the smoke detector from the ceiling of his jail cell and shoved it in his toilet, trying to make it overflow, Zbiegien said.
So police also charged Vitolo with vandalism.
Vitolo is scheduled to be arraigned today in Mentor Municipal Court.