Ajinka Kelkar charged with criminal mischief in New Jersey

Ajinka Kelkar, a 20-year-old resident of South Brunswick in the state of New Jersey, who allegedly sought to take a revenge on a man who was dating his ex-girlfriend, accidentally targeted the wrong house and caused $10,000 in damage to vehicles parked in the driveway.

According to police, Kelkar damaged five vehicles parked outside a house on Friendship Road in South Brunswick. He was arrested within a few hours after the incident on May 8 after he was seen damaging the vehicles on home surveillance camera. He was charged with trespassing, vandalism and third-degree criminal mischief. He posted $10,000 bail and was released, police said. If convicted, Kelkar faces up to five years in prison.

According to Tapintonet.com, the family members of the house targeted head some hissing air noise around midnight outside, and came out to check. They found that tires of some of the cars, including guests at home, were slahed and one car had obscenities scratched in to its door and fender and called police.

Officers and family members reviewed the home surveillance tape and found that the suspect moments earlier damaging the vehicle in their driveway. Police recognized the image in the videotape at Kelkar. The report said that police went to Kelkar’s residence but were told by his parents he was not home. Later, officers on surveillance outside his home found that Kelkar was inside his home at 6:30am and took him into custody.

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