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Drunken man causes thousands of dollars in damage to State Street restaurant, Madison police say
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Drunken man causes thousands of dollars in damage to State Street restaurant, Madison police say

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A drunken man caused thousands of dollars in damage to a State Street restaurant early Wednesday, Madison police said.

A witness called 911 after seeing someone throwing furniture from Tutto Pasta, 305 State St., out to the street shortly after 12:15 a.m., police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

Evan C. Lundquist, 22, of Madison, was still inside when police arrived at Tutto Pasta and admitted to drinking but said he could not recall damaging property, DeSpain said.

Tutto Pasta’s owner arrived to walk through the restaurant with police and noted damaged drywall, a ruined computer, a thermostat and pictures ripped from the wall, and chairs and tables overturned. He estimated damage at more than $12,500, DeSpain said.

The owner told police he had just spent the past couple of months, during the COVID-19 pandemic, upgrading the eatery, DeSpain said.

Lundquist was arrested on tentative charges of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and unlawful trespass.

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