Around 9:45 p.m., Saturday, Clay County Sheriff's Department officials were dispatched to a report of criminal mischief and shots fired at Specialized Pallet Builders, LLC, located at 8174 North County Road 150 West, Brazil.
Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times the company's security camera system caught the suspect in the act of smashing vehicle windows with a pipe, scratching the paint on at least one vehicle and allegedly firing at least eight rounds of ammunition at two parked vehicles and the business.
Several windows and doors were damaged during the incident and the building had several bullet holes go all the way through the walls.
No one was at work during the time of the incident and no injuries were reported.
Although the security footage was dark and distorted, Heaton said the suspect was identified as a white male wearing a white baseball hat, white T-shirt and dark colored pants.
"We will be sending it off to a lab to have the video cleaned up in an attempt to secure more information from it," Heaton said about the incident at the isolated business location south of Brazil. "For whatever reason, this appears to be a really (disgruntled) person."
While there have been numerous acts of vandalism around Brazil, officials don't believe Saturday's incident is connected.
"There's been nothing else like it happen in the county," Heaton said. "At this time, we believe it is an isolated incident."
However, that doesn't mean the public should let its guard down.
"People need to be aware of their surroundings at all times, not just when something happens," Heaton said. "People need to report suspicious activity when they see it happening."
Further details are unavailable to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.
To report information about this incident, or any other crime, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.