Man charged with vandalizing Mr. Taco due back in court next month

Ray Wilson Pippin, of Lansing, was arraigned charged with malicious destruction of property at Mr. Taco, 3122 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Source: Lansing Police Department)
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LANSING, MI. (WILX) - A 49-year-old Lansing man accused of vandalizing a popular southside restaurant is due back in 54-A District Court next month.

Ray Wilson Pippin, of Lansing, is charged with malicious destruction of property at Mr. Taco, 3122 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The charge is a felony and involves destruction of property valued from $1,000 to $20,000.

Wilson has been released from jail on a personal recognizance bond and has a preliminary hearing set for June 4.

Pippin’s felony charge stems from an alleged incident that occurred around 2 a.m. May 16 outside Mr. Taco while it was closed, according to the Lansing Police Department.

Officers were dispatched to the business around that time after receiving a malicious destruction of property complaint.

Police made contact with Bill Bonofiglo, Mr Taco’s owner, and reviewed surveillance camera footage that showed a man throwing landscape rocks through several windows.

The restaurant has been open off and on for several days since the alleged vandalism occurred.

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