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Man Arrested After Destroying Homes With Bulldozer

5/12/2013 8:45 PM ET

Authorities in Port Angeles, Washington have arrested a man who allegedly took a bulldozer and hit four homes, a truck and a power pole on Friday afternoon.

The Seattle Times reports that Barry Swegle, 51, attacked the residences with the bulldozer due to an ongoing dispute with his neighbors. He was arrested and charged with malicious mischief.

Jim Borte of the Clallam County Sheriff's Office said that the homes hit by the bulldozer sustained considerable damage, but that nobody was reported injured in the attack.

The Clallam County Public Utilities District said that the attack left thousands of homes without power, and that some of the homes could be without power from anywhere from 10 to 12 hours.

The company reported that so many homes were without power because the power that Swegle struck was 70 feet tall and that when it was hit, it destroyed a major power line.

by RTT Staff Writer

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