A Parkville man was arrested Sunday after police say he stole copper piping from his mother's home, caused it to flood, and reportedly blamed society for the misdeed.
Dante Farago, 42, whose address is listed in online court records as the 9300 block of Fullerdale Avenue, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and resisting or interfering with arrest.
He is being held on $75,000 bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
Police said Farago stole a five foot section of copper pipe from the basement of his mother's home on Fullerdale Avenue between 1:20 and 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2.
When police responded, the victim told them that her son told her to "blame society" for the situation, according to a police report.
The victim saw her son holding copper pipes in his hand. He asked her for gas money and walked away, the report said.
Police located and arrested him a short time later outside the Bowman Restaurant on Harford Road. He shouted obscenities at the police and attempted to resist arrest, according to the report.