Manistee man stole computer tablets, destroyed display case at Meijer.

June 14, 2016
Daniel Perski with his attorney, David Glancy.

Daniel Perski with his attorney, David Glancy.

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 28-year-old Manistee man is looking at serving eight months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty in 51st Circuit Court to felonies of malicious destruction of property (MDOP) $1,000-$20,000 and first-degree retail fraud.

Daniel Bernard Perski, of 449 First St., was arrested March 30 by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for stealing four computer tablets from the Meijer store in Amber Township. Perski was arrested the next day, March 31, by the Hart post of the Michigan State Police for the MDOP charge for destroying a display case in an attempt to steal DVDs from it.

Perski’s sentence will include probation, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola. He will be required to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and must follow the recommendations, Spaniola said.

Perski was sentenced to two concurrent terms, which will run concurrently to sentences in Manistee and Grand Traverse counties, Spaniola said. Perski will be ordered to pay restitution, which has yet to be determined by Meijer, the prosecutor said.

“I pulled a glass door off the case,” Perski testified before Judge Susan K. Sniegowski. He also testified that he stole four computer tablets from Meijer, which were later recovered from his vehicle.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.

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