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Parking ticket turns into costly pane for Schenectady man

Parking ticket turns into costly pane for Schenectady man

A man apparently upset over a parking ticket he’d received now has bigger things to worry about.

A city man apparently upset over a parking ticket he’d received now has bigger things to worry about.

He’s now facing a felony, accused of shattering a window pane at the Schenectady Police Department.

The man, identified by authorities as 46-year-old Robert Luizzi of Fordham Avenue, went to the department just before noon, asking about the ticket, police spokesman Sgt. Eric Clifford said.

State court officers near the door directed Luizzi to the department’s 837 Albany St. location.

That’s when an apparently frustrated Luizzi allegedly kicked the entrance door, shattering the window and causing more than $250 in damage, Clifford said. Court officers took Luizzi into custody.

The damage estimate made the charge third-degree criminal mischief, a felony.

A calm Luizzi was arraigned on the charge this afternoon. City Court Judge Christine Clark ordered he be released under the supervision of probation.

But Clark also attempted to make it clear to Luizzi that decorum would be followed.

“For each and every court appearance from here on out, I want to see appropriate demeanor and attitude,” Clark said.

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