BOCA RATON, Fla. - Police say an 89-year-old Boca Raton man, evidently annoyed by the noise of a nearby party, walked his poodle down the street and scratched up the parked cars of several party-goers.
Though he later denied scratching the cars, Orvil Robinson allegedly told police he wouldn't have been surprised if he learned someone scratched the cars because the party was too loud.
On Sunday, officers met with several witnesses from a party in the 200 block of West Coconut Palm Road, according to a Boca Raton Police report.
The first witness said he stepped outside and saw an elderly man, later identified as Robinson, walking his poodle down the street, near a black Jaguar parked on the street.
"He then watched Robinson," the report says," scratch the vehicle with a key from the driver side door to the rear of the vehicle's headlight."
The witness allegedly told Robinson to stop, but he wouldn't stop.
Another woman shared a similar story with police. She, too, had stepped outside, where she heard a loud scratching sound. The woman looked around and saw Robinson with his unleashed poodle.
It appeared, the reports, Robinson used "the metal connector of the leash to scratch a BMW."
"Sir," the woman yelled, according to the report, "Sir!"
Robinson allegedly turned around and said the party was too loud.
Police then spoke with a man working as a valet driver for the party. The driver was sitting on a golf cart outside the house when he, too, heard a scratching sound.
There, again, was Robinson.
"[He] watched Robinson scratch five different vehicles," the report says.
After each time he scratched a car, Robinson went home.
Several of the car owners went to Robinson's house and knocked on the door. He answered but didn't say anything.
In an interview with police, Robinson denied scratching the cars, but he offered his own projection.
"Maybe," Robinson said, according to the report, "someone else did because of the noise and cars."
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