SAGINAW (AP) -Four Michigan men have pleaded guilty and will be sentenced for their roles in a vandalism spree that damaged displays at a popular Christmas-themed store.

Saginaw County Circuit Court officials say 21-year-old Brandon Dean, 20-year-old Ryan Buchler, 20-year-old Samuel Quintanilla and 17-year-old Caleb Quintanilla face sentencing March 31. Pleas to charges of malicious destruction of property and conspiracy were entered Monday.

A fifth man, 21-year-old Nickolas Bright, has pleaded not guilty and waived his circuit court arraignment. A preliminary examination date has not been set. The Associated Press left a message Tuesday seeking comment from Bright’s attorney.

Seventy-five outdoor displays were damaged Christmas Day at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, about 73 miles northwest of Detroit.

Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas says the damage cost about $18,900 to repair.  

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  1. Steve T. Sobel says:

    They were all together during this escapade. No matter who did the bashing of the ornaments, that is NOT the case here. Any one of them who did not partake in the smashing of items COULD have tried to stop what they said “got out of hand?” Once the re-arranging of items started to get out of control someone COULD have stopped it! But did they? Heck no, they either watched or waited until those doing the pummeling were done and then they all left. I say ALL SHOULD BE GUILTY AS CHARGED! Sure, lawyers always try to get the bad guy off or strike a deal! Either way, these young men need to learn a lesson and the message needs to be sent, so the next one who wants to do destructive business will pay dearly! Enough is enough.

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