Disgruntled employee drills holes in $225K worth of water pipes

Writer: Derrick Shaw

A disgruntled employee is accused of drilling holes in water pipes after becoming unhappy with his job in Port St. Lucie.

Richard Terrazas. (Credit: PSLPD)

According to Crime Stoppers, Port St. Lucie police officers responded to an incident where a part-time pipe crew employee, Richard Terrazas, is accused of maliciously drilling holes into 250 water pipes with a cordless drill after he became disgruntled with his job.

Terrazas left the job site prior to the officers’ arrival, but not before he intentionally damaged the water pipes, which would all have to be replaced for a total cost of $225,000.

Officers followed up on the incident and recently obtained an arrest warrant for the 53-year-old of Lake Worth.

Terrazas is currently wanted for felony criminal mischief.

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