04/10/2013 11:18 am ET

Kenneth Vanlue Allegedly Smears Poop On Wall At Department Of Public Safety Office

When it came to making this arrest, troopers only had to smell the writing on the wall.

Kenneth James Vanlue, 40, is accused of breaking into the Department of Public Safety Driver License Office in Austin, Texas, and writing on the wall with poop, KXAN reported.

DPS troopers say they responded to a burglary report around 7:30 a.m. on April 3, the American Statesman reported. The front door had been smashed, and the word "surcharge" was written in feces on the lobby wall.

About $9,000 in damage had been done to vehicles in the parking lot, according to an affidavit obtained by KVUE. Additionally, computers and other items inside the office had been destroyed.

Vanlue was present and allegedly admitted to the crime. Troopers say he was barefoot wearing a shirt and raincoat with DPS logos, though he is not a DPS employee.

Vanlue is charged with criminal mischief and burglary.


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