NORTHWOOD | A North Iowa man is accused of breaking the screen of a gaming machine at Diamond Jo Casino early Saturday morning.
Dion Wesley King, 55, is charged with felony second-degree criminal mischief. Court documents list both a Manly address and a Mason City address for King.
About 2:15 a.m. Saturday, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Diamond Jo Casino to report vandalism, according to a news release.
A deputy viewed damage to a gaming machine.
“When I arrived, I was informed that a patron had repeatedly punched a touch screen on one of the gaming machines, causing the screen to break,” the deputy wrote in charging documents.
The deputy reviewed video of the incident, showing a man hitting the screen with his fist multiple times, court documents said.
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According to court documents, King admitted to getting frustrated and hitting the screen multiple times.
The estimated value to repair the machine is $2,000.
King was arrested and booked into the Worth County Jail.
He was released later that day and is scheduled to appear in Worth County District Court Tuesday.
— Courtney Fiorini