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Man causes more than $1,000 in damage after he 'destroyed' bathroom

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Shawn Rutledge (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Shawn Rutledge (Image Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a Louisville man accused of defacing a restroom.

Shawn Rutledge, 47, was arrested Wednesday morning, according to LMPD records.

Authorities say Rutledge went into a building and that a witness said Rutledge went into a men's restroom. Officials say Rutledge "destroyed" the sink, the toilet and toilet paper dispenser.

Police say a witness also stated Rutledge threw paint on the floor and on mail boxes and carpet. Investigators say the damage is estimated to be more than $1,000.

Officials say Rutledge told officers who responded to the scene that "he had broken things in the bathroom because he was upset."

He is charged with criminal mischief.

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