Drunk Dad Arrested for Slashing Tires at Jail

Walton County Sheriff's Officials have arrested a Tennessee man who they say vandalized a half a dozen cars at the county jail.

Forty-seven year old Phillip Tidwell, of Dyersburg, Tennessee, is charged with criminal mischief involving property damage of more than $1,000.

They say Tidwell was at the county jail Wednesday night to bail out his child, here on spring break, for underage drinking.

Apparently Tidwell thought the process was taking entirely too long.

So investigators say Tidwell took out his frustrations by beating 6 vehicles with a golf club, then slashing their tires.

One of the vehicles was a patrol car, but 4 of them belonged to corrections officers.

Tidwell's attorney reportedly said Tidwell was drunk at the time.


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