Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A Dayton, Ohio man is accused of drawing some grotesque things on the restroom walls inside two local McDonald’s restaurants.
Calvin D. Robbins, 71, is charged in Dearborn County with two counts of Criminal Mischief (one Class A misdemeanor and one Class B misdemeanor) and Dissemination of Matter Harmful to Minors (Class D felony).
In a court affidavit, police allege that on at least four occasions last January and February, Robbins went to the McDonald’s restaurants in Lawrenceburg and Greendale while his wife went to gamble at local casinos. Armed with a black permanent marker, Robbins allegedly drew some very immature pictures and phrases on the restaurants’ restroom walls.
Robbins was caught when a McDonald’s employee recognized him and called police on February 15. Officers approached Robbins in a car in the parking lot of the Lawrenceburg location. They asked Robbins if he had any weapons on him.
“All I have is this,” he replied as he pulled out the marker.
Police were confident Robbins was the vandal in each instance because the drawings had similar styles and misspellings. He was also seen on surveillance video entering and exiting the restrooms.
Additionally, his wife’s players card had been used at local casinos on the same dates McDonald’s employees reported the drawings appearing.
It cost McDonald’s at least $250 each time to clean or remove the dirty images, officers said.
Robbins was arrested on a warrant on June 18. He bonded out of the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $500 bond the next day.