Man Arrested for Vandalism of State Capitol

Charges inlude throwing concrete and rocks at windows and doors on the west, south and north sides of the Capitol

Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 10:59 AM PDT
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Man Arrested for Vandalism of State Capitol

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A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

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Glass was shattered and wooden door frames were damaged when a West Sacramento man decided to take his anger out on government buildings.

Michael Dopkins, 21, was arrested for vandalizing the Capitol, the state treasurer's office and Sacramento City Hall.

Dopkins told authorities he went on the spree Sunday night to get the attention of government according to California Highway Patrol officer Sean Kennedy.

He is accused of throwing concrete and rocks at windows and doors on the west, south and north sides of the Capitol.

Kennedy said Dopkins went across the street to the Jesse Unruh Building, housing the state treasurer's office, and caused more damage.

Sacramento Police arrested him about 9:30 p.m.

On Monday, Kennedy said Dopkins told police "he had a lot of solutions that government needed to know about."

The CHP will recommend a charge of felony vandalism.

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