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Video shows trio punching, kicking mailboxes in Clearwater neighborhood

At least 18 mailboxes were damaged in Clearwater
Posted at 9:22 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 23:43:50-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Clearwater Police Department released a surveillance video that shows a trio destroying mailboxes in a neighborhood.

Police said at least 18 mailboxes were damaged in Island Estates and on Clearwater Beach.

"In the video, you can clearly see they stop the car, they get out then they punch a mailbox, kick a mailbox, push it over," said Lt. Michael Walek with Clearwater PD.

Clearwater PD wants the public's help to identify the three individuals caught on camera.

"It's always concerning to see kids out there doing this, maliciously destroying property, poor decision on their part," said Lt. Walek.

Larry Levine had his mailbox knocked over. He tied it to a tree until he has time to repair it.

"A police officer knocked on my door at 8 a.m. on Sunday and let me know," said Levine.

"Hopefully, they catch them and they get a stern tongue-lashing by their parents," he added.

Clearwater PD said the vandalism happened on Sunday, August 23 between the hours of 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The teens were in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Fusion.

If anyone has any information, please contact Clearwater Police at 727-562-4242.

A postal inspector with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said destroying a mailbox is a federal crime. Homeowners should report such crimes to their local law enforcement agency and the United States Postal Inspection Service. A report can be filed with the USPIS at or 877-876-2455.