Man Who Threw Screws On Twin Cities Roads ID'd As Jilted Ex-Lover

A man whose actions caused damage to over 200 vehicles was a jilted ex-lover seeking revenge on his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

According to Bring Me The News, 63-year-old Jeffrey Caouette of Elk River was charged with two counts of causing damage to property after he admitted to placing sheetrock screws on Twin Cities roadways. He told police his relationship had recently ended and he believed his ex-girlfriend was seeing someone new.

Caouette was arrested outside a trailer park in Zimmerman on Monday after police found a five-pound box of sheetrock screws in his SUV, which was reported as a suspicious vehicle.

He would throw screws on the road outside the trailer park and near his ex's home in Big Lake.

Through investigation, police determined he bought screws from Menards 9 different times in August, totaling around 12,688 screws.

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