Man says he was drunk when he took small barbecue, smashed windshield in Pasco

Kristin M. Kraemer, Tri-City HeraldMarch 19, 2013 

A 25-year-old man claims he was drunk when he allegedly smashed the windshield of a neighbor's truck with a small barbecue.

Christopher John Wolfe pleaded innocent to second-degree malicious mischief. His trial is scheduled May 15.

Pasco police were called the morning of March 10 after a South 26th Avenue resident found his Chevrolet pickup had been vandalized sometime overnight.

The barbecue, which completely broke through the front window, was in the street next to the truck.

Officers noticed blood smears on the truck's right fender, and found a blood trail on the sidewalk that led to a nearby trailer, court documents said.

Wolfe was inside the home and identified as the suspect based on the fresh cuts on his hands and blood that was inside and outside his trailer, documents said.

Prosecutors don't make it clear in documents if Wolfe cut himself trying to get inside the truck through the broken glass.

Damage to the truck exceeded $750.

Wolfe's father reportedly told police that the barbecue belongs to the family and normally sits outside the front door of their trailer, court documents said.

While being questioned by officers, Wolfe admitted to drinking the night before and being too drunk to remember anything, documents said.

Wolfe's bail was reduced to $2,500 from $5,000.

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