Luray man breaks into Singing Tower, calls police on himself

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At 11:59 PM on Friday night, 911 dispatchers received a tip that someone was planning to break into the Singing Tower, according to the Page Valley News.

Officers arrived at the tour but could not locate anyone in the area at the time.

At 1:28 AM on Saturday, officers received another call but this one was from the suspect who was now located in the tower.

He entered the tower using bolt cutters and a sledgehammer.

The caller wanted to report his crime and when dispatch asked him to leave he said it would be more “fun” if law enforcement came in to get him.

Anthony Kent Smith, 33, of Luray got his wish shortly after 1:30 AM  when he was taken into police custody and charged with three felonies including breaking and entering, felonious destruction of property and possession of burglary tools.

Smith has previously faced charges of breaking and entering a public building in Northern Virginia.

There is no known motive for the crime.

Nothing was majorly damaged, and Smith was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.

He is being held without bond in the Page County Jail.

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