Cops Crack Case of Who Egged Home 100 Times

'Somebody is deeply, deeply angry at somebody in that household'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 17, 2016 6:55 PM CDT
Cops Crack Case of Who Egged Home 100 Times

Police say they have finally cracked the case of who egged a Cleveland-area home more than 100 times in a year, the AP reports. A former neighbor, 30-year-old Jason Kozan, has been charged with feloniously vandalizing the home starting in May 2014 and ending in June 2015, according to court records. Albert Clemens Sr. has said the attacks damaged his home and kept his family on edge. The lengthy investigation included undercover stakeouts, neighborhood canvassing, and testing of eggshells at a crime lab. A surveillance camera was also installed on Clemens' home. "I would live and die in this house—but it's been kind of a nightmare," said Clemens, who bought the house with his late wife nearly 60 years ago.

Clemens said he used to clean up each time but stopped because it was happening so often—the house would be egged several times a week. He said his insurer wouldn't settle a claim until police caught the vandal, so Clemens said he would wait until then to make repairs. Detectives haven't identified a motive for the eggings, but they largely stopped once Kozan moved away. "Somebody is deeply, deeply angry at somebody in that household for some reason," Lt. Mitch Houser said. A Cuyahoga County grand jury will review Kozan's case for a possible indictment, police said. (More vandalism stories.)

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