Vagrant Vandalizes 80 Vehicles In Hospital Parking Garage

 Wednesday, December 5, 2018


A homeless man is facing charges after he damaged about 80 cars on the second and third floor of a parking garage for Lancaster General Hospital/Penn Medicine. Jere Lyons, 55, is facing criminal mischief, defiant trespass, and possessing instruments of a crime. On December 4 around 1:10 a.m., police responded to the parking garage at Lancaster General Hospital/Penn Medicine in the 500 block of N. Queen St. Security had detained a man, later identified as Lyons, that had damaged vehicles in the parking garage. Police found that Lyons used an extension cord with a padlock at one end of the cord to damage vehicles that were parked in the garage.
After canvassing the garage, police found approximately 80 vehicles that had been damaged by Lyons.