A Columbus man who had a blood-alcohol concentration above the legal limit called the police on himself after the showroom of a local car dealer was broken into and damaged.
Columbus police responded at 8:37 a.m. Saturday to a call of suspicious man in the lot at Renner Motors, 3055 Central Avenue.
When police arrived they found William M. Hendershot, 32, 1025 Sycamore St., in the Renner lot, near where the showroom window on the property’s north side was shattered, said Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department. Hendershot had a 6-inch cut on his arm, Myers said.
Police also discovered damage to the hood of a car inside the showroom and broken ceiling tiles, Myers said.
Hendershot told police that he had been drinking at Caddie’s Pub, 2761 Central Ave., and left when it closed early Saturday morning, but couldn’t remember how he got to Renner Motors, which is nearby, Myers said.
A test indicated that Hendershot had a BAC of .119, well above the legal limit .08.
Later in the morning he became confused about where he was and the damage and called the police, Myers said.
Hendershot was arrested on charges of burglary, a Class C felony; criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor; and public intoxication, a Class A misdemeanor. He was booked into Bartholomew County Jail and released Monday morning after serving 48 hours, according to jail records.
Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash will determine what charges, if any, will be filed.
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