Buddy the Beefalo is not the only news coming out of Plymouth, Connecticut people. There is also a disgruntled man who likes to throw roofing nails and the Plymouth Police recently announced the arrest of the alleged vandal.

Between Christmas Eve and January 14, 2021, the Plymouth Police Department/Plymouth Town Hall Building at 80 Main Street in Terryville, was hit three separate occasions with vandalism, someone spread roofing nails across the entrance and exits of the driveway to the building.

According to the Plymouth Police Department, one police car was damaged by the nails, but on multiple occasions, they could have seriously impacted response time for Officers and First Responders if they had not been found before being driven over. A joint investigation was launched between the Plymouth PD and Bristol PD, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Ryan Ciafardoni, 37, of Pleasant Street in Bristol.

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, Ciafardoni turned himself in at the Plymouth Police Department. This time though, he didn't get to spread roofer nails across the driveway, instead, Ciafardoni was charged with:

  • Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree
  • Reckless Endangerment, 1st Degree (3 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree

Ciafardoni was released on a $2,500 bond, and is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on May 5, 2021.

The Plymouth Police also urge anyone in their community to report any act of vandalism that they are witness to, or are a victim of, to call them at 860-589-7779

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