VIDEO: Angry customer smashes quarter game after losing

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Christopher Ivey, 49. Ivey was arrested Friday and charged with felony petit theft and criminal mischief.

Christopher Ivey, St. Petersburg Police Department video
Christopher Ivey, St. Petersburg Police Department video

PREVIOUS STORY: ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) —  St. Petersburg Police are trying to identify the man who smashed a glass quarters game with a sledgehammer after losing several times.

Police say the man was inside Teresa’s Food Mart, located at 2601 30th Ave. N., on Sunday afternoon when he became frustrated when he played the quarters game several times and didn’t win.

Police say he walked out to his vehicle, and came back inside to play one more time. When he lost again, he pulled out a sledgehammer and smashed the game. The incident was captured on surveillance video and police are looking to identify him.

Anyone with information is asked to call 727-893-7780 or text SPPD + your tip to TIP411.


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