A Bayonne man is accused is yelling incoherently as he “ransacked” a local Quick Check, ultimately causing $15,000 in damage at the store, police said.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Derek Booker, 36, of Bayonne, was charged with criminal mischief yesterday, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.
Booker was taken into custody at around 9:14 p.m. last night from the area of 14th Street and Broadway after being identified as the actor of a criminal mischief incident that had just occurred at Quick Chek, located at 260 Broadway, authorities said.
Officers responded to a call of an individual “ransacking the store.” Upon arriving to the area, officers observed Quick Chek employee following Booker and pointed him out as the person who was causing a problem in the store, officials said.
Booker was detained as other officers responded to the store to survey the damage and investigate the incident, police said.
According to several employees, Booker entered the store and began yelling incoherently as he began to “ransack the store.”
Booker allegedly tore and broke off the shelving of a candy display fixture by the checkout area, threw display fixtures from the register counter onto the floor, and pushed both of the cash registers onto the floor.
Store personnel estimate the damage to be approximately $15,000, authorities said.