BEVERLY HILLS—A 17-year-old was caught on camera breaking into and vandalizing a Beverly Hills property on Sunday, January 1, around 4:30 a.m.
The home is undergoing construction in the Flats neighborhood of the city. Authorities believe the act was random and are currently in contact with the teen’s parents.
According to surveillance footage, the teenager can be seen stumbling to the front and attempting to break in by repeatedly kicking at the door. He entered the property and was caught kicking several moving boxes around the floor. The home alarm system was set off during the process.
The suspect appeared to be disoriented and could not keep his balance. At one point, he fell to the ground. It is unknown at this time if he was under the influence.
According to reports, the damage done amounted to $20,000 including a broken handrail, and a stone stairwell landing.
The teenager is facing vandalism charges and the BHPD are investigating a motive for the crime.