MacDigger’s Pub targets of repeated vandalism, owner says

MacDiggers, whose owner claims has been the targets of repeated vandalism, fights back with video surveillance that led to criminal charges.

Robert Willis, 67, is accused of spraying bug spray on a vehicle at the pub, 29 E. Franklin St., according to court documents.  He’s charged with two counts of criminal mischief and a single count of criminal trespassing, court records show.

“We found it on video where he came up the wrong way,” said Scott Leen, owner of MacDigger’s.

Leen said the incident happened two weeks ago and was the last straw in what he called repeated vandalism at his establishment. Willis was previously trespassed from the bar’s property Sept. 28, court records shows.

Leen also suspects Willis may have been involved in other vandalism at the business, however no charges have been filed in those cases, court records show.

We’ve reached out to Willis for comment on this story, but have not heard back.

Willis has been a customer at Leen’s bar since Leen’s family became owners in 1991, Leen said.

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