A 58-year-old man may end up with egg on his face — for allegedly throwing eggs at neighbors’ cars, Clermont police say.
Steven Rosa was charged with three counts of criminal mischief for allegedly tossing eggs at vehicles over a dispute about parking in the street on Muir Circle.
A neighbor said this has happened 11 times, causing damage to her home and both her vehicles, according to police. The victim estimated a new paint job would cost $1,600.
She told police it happened again early Wednesday morning and she had it on video after buying some equipment to catch the egg-thrower.
She sat in another car with a video camera, police said.
“(The victim) stated she observed an unknown male at the driver’s side window, in his mid 40s with a military style crew cut, launch an egg out of the window toward her black Mercury 2002 Cougar, causing damage,” the police report said.
She stated the car came out of Rosa’s driveway. She also later identified Rosa in a photo lineup.
Further investigation revealed another neighbor received an anonymous letter claiming it was against the homeowner’s association rules to park in the street.
“It is very frustrating when someone comes up the block and you have to stop and try to pull over to avoid hitting each other,” the letter said, according to the police report. “I can’t believe you first three homes think you are above the law.”
Police also obtained phone records of Rosa allegedly calling the association several times a day to complain about the matter.
But, the association told police there was no such rule against parking in the street, nor is it a violation of Clermont laws.
Rosa declined comment.