DECATUR — A Decatur man smashed a store window by throwing rocks at it because he was “feeling destructive,” according to police reports.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur Police Officer Stephen Feurer said patrol officers had been summoned by a burglary alarm to the Pawn King store at 1550 E. Eldorado St. about 9 p.m. Monday.

When Feurer arrived he said he saw the 18-year-old man running away and he gave chase after the man refused his command to stop. Feurer said he outran the man who struggled with him and tried to run again before he was arrested after being shot with a stun gun.

Feurer said he returned to the store location to find the front double pane window had been smashed by having several rocks thrown at it. A manager at the store showed police surveillance video of the man smashing the window and causing damage to the store. The manager estimated the cost of repairs at more than $1,000, Feurer said.

The man admitted he had thrown the rocks, according to Feurer, and is quoted as saying he did it “because he was feeling destructive.”

The man was booked on a preliminary charge of causing criminal damage that will cost more than $500 to repair and resisting a peace officer; preliminary charges are subject to review by the state attorney’s office. The man is free after posting $5,000 bond with the condition he stays away from Pawn King.

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