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Two charged in Clearwater vandalism incidents

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Clearwater police accuse two visitors from Alabama of causing thousands of dollars in damages with slingshots and marbles.

Their alleged crime spree started late Saturday afternoon and ended with their arrest early Monday morning.

So far, 21 separate businesses and seven different cars appear to have been hit. The moving targets will result in felony charges of firing a deadly missile at an occupied vehicle.

"I'm sure that anyone that was in a vehicle that all of a sudden had their windows smashed out probably was a little bit nervous, a little bit afraid," said Elizabeth Watts, spokesperson for Clearwater police. "Fortunately nobody was hurt."

Watts said patrol officers were looking for a suspect vehicle when they ran across 24-year old Dominick Zambrano and 23-year old Seth Cazalas in downtown Clearwater. The officers reportedly found two slingshots and a bag of marbles in the car.

"That was a pretty big clue," Watts said, "The marbles were consistent, they were all the same type, and several of them were recovered from various scenes."

Those scenes included Floorings By French on North Ft. Harrison.

"Need to get them fixed," David Hurd said, looking at punctures in three separate windows. "It makes them weaker and it happens again, it's coming down for sure."

He estimated repairs will cost several hundred dollars.

"It's out of pocket and you keep on going," Hurd said. "You know, insurance just doesn't take care of it. You got a $500 or thousand dollar deductible, it's not worth it, you gotta take the hit."

Zambrano and Cazalas were both being held in the Pinellas County jail on one felony and two misdemeanor counts apiece.

More charges will be filed as investigators determine which man aimed a slingshot at what. Watts said they were in Clearwater visiting a friend.

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