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Three people caught spraying fire extinguishers on cars

Left to right: Merina Ingram, Dylan Grant (who are in custody) and Lacey Cofrancesco (who is still at large). Source: Leon County Sheriff's Office

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Three charged for stealing, playing with fire extinguishers

Apr 10, 2018 Updated 6 min ago

Three people caught spraying fire extinguishers on cars

Left to right: Merina Ingram, Dylan Grant (who are in custody) and Lacey Cofrancesco (who is still at large). Source: Leon County Sheriff's Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three 19-year-olds are facing felony charges after surveillance video at a Tallahassee apartment complex captured them spraying fire extinguishers on cars.

Dylan Grant and Merina Ingram, were all arrested and charged with grand theft of a fire extinguisher (3rd degree felony) and preventing or obstructing extinguishment of a fire (3rd degree felony). 

A third suspect, Lacey Cofrancesco, has been charged but hasn't been taken into custody yet. 

Court documents say officers were dispatched to the Onyx Apartments the afternoon of March 2 about a criminal mischief complaint. 

When they spoke to the victim, he told them that he came to the apartment's parking garage to find his car and motorcycle covered in powder from a fire extinguisher. 

Investigators reviewed surveillance video which showed two females and a male coming into the parking garage at 1:35 a.m. that day. Documents say the suspects can be seen spraying two fire extinguishers on multiple cars throughout the garage.

After interviewing witnesses to confirm the suspects' identities, investigators spoke with Grant, he was "extremely hostile and argumentative" and denied being involved in the incident.

When confronted with photos from the surveillance video, Grant continued denying his involvement, saying he "doesn't even own Gucci slippers." Investigators note that they weren't even aware of that detail until he mentioned it.

Based on the interview and further review of the video, investigators were able to positively identify Grant as one of the suspects.

When they spoke with Cofrancesco and Ingram, who are roommates, Cofrancesco said that she didn't know what happened and said she was "very drunk that night." However Ingram interrupted, stating that she remembered "being in a room" and "being foolish." 

Ingram stated that when the "guys" brought them to this room, they saw the fire extinguishers and thought, "let's just take them."

Investigators note both women were able to identify themselves in the surveillance photos, though neither confirmed Grant's identity.  

Based on the investigation, all three were charged. Grant and Ingram, as of Tuesday, remain in jail. 

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