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Largo Police: Dad Had Boy Vandalize Foreclosed Home

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Published:   |   Updated: June 2, 2013 at 03:45 AM

LARGO -- At the urging of his father, a 14-year-old boy broke into the home they lived in until it was foreclosed on and etched a message on a wall that indicated he was there and the date, police said.

While the boy was vandalizing the home on Brook Street on Tuesday, his father, Lance Wiggins, was nearby getting a haircut, said Lt. Mike Loux of the Largo Police Department.

A police officer patrolling the neighborhood saw the boy walking away from the home with a hammer in his hand and began questioning him, Loux said.

Police charged the teen with burglary and Wiggins, 40, who now lives in Decatur, Tenn., with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Loux said.

The boy had lived at the Brook Street residence with his family until the bank foreclosed on it in 2007.

The home has been vacant ever since, Loux said.


Reporter Stephen Thompson can be reached at (727) 451-2336 or spthompson@tampatrib.com.

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