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Man jailed for building skate ramp with bits of friend's house

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10:15 CEST+02:00
A man in southern Sweden has been convicted of vandalism among other charges after attempting to surprise his friend and build a skateboard ramp using materials ripped from the friend's house.

A 22-year-old man from Halmstad claimed he wanted to surprise his new-found friend but will now sit behind bars for two months.

The man built a skateboard ramp in the backyard of a friend's home. The friend was away at the time of construction.

The man ripped wooden planks from his friend's patio and used metal pipes to construct the ramp.

He discovered the needed tools in his friend's car, which was locked. He smashed through the car's side window and grabbed the tools that were there to carry out his work.

When his friend returned home, he found a skateboard ramp in his backyard, a torn up patio and an ax thrust into the wall of his house.

While the 22-year-old admitted he broke into the car and built a skate ramp from the patio, he denies intentional damage. He claimed the window was broken by accident and the ramp was built as a surprise, according to local media Halland's Post.

The man was sentenced to two months imprisonment on charges of assault, harassment, vandalism and stealing a car.

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