A neighbor on New Fawn Lane in Milton spotted water rushing out of the garage of a house under construction in the neighborhood. By the time the water was turned off, $7,000 in damages was done.
On Christmas Day Milton police were dispatched to the home. The property manager for Lennar Properties told police the neighbor called her at 1 p.m. to tell her about the water rushing out of the house. She provided him the key code to enter the house, but he found the back door to the house open. Once inside, he saw a garden house had been placed in the home and turned on. He shut the water off.
The property manager and the officer saw nearly a half inch of water throughout the first floor. And two empty pain cans were on the floor, with paint thrown all over the walls, cabinets, light fixtures and appliances.
No signs of forced entry were found. The officer spotted three unlocked windows in addition to the unlocked rear door the neighbor discovered.
Approximately 900 square feet of wooden floor was damaged. The total damage to the floors, walls, appliances and fixtures was approximately $7,000.
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