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Records: Florida man admits to using power drill to give high school student flat tire

Posted at 3:24 PM, Apr 13, 2019

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — A Florida man is facing a criminal mischief charge after using a power drill to give a Tarpon Springs High School student a flat tire, according to arrest records.

The student was sitting in his vehicle when 68-year-old Joseph Kaller approached and drilled a hole in the rear tire, according to records.

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Kaller then left, and returned to his home, which is adjacent to where the student was parked, records say. Not knowing that the student saw him drill the hole, Kaller asked him if he needed any help.

The student declined and told Kaller law enforcement were on the way, according to records.

After his arrest, Kaller told police he was upset because the student's park in the same area and leave trash. He said he was sorry for his actions, the records state.

Kaller was arrested by Tarpon Springs Police for one count of criminal mischief.