Young children in Wayne County are accused of causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage to a house, and the caretaker of the home faces criminal charges for the incident.
Jesse Daniels, the son-in-law of the owner of the village of Clyde house, lives next door. He said he heard loud banging noises coming from the house last Saturday.
Upon investigating, Daniels said he found an estimated $50,000 in damage to the house's walls, cabinets, cupboards - everything inside.
Daniels also found the alleged vandals - four children between the ages of eight and 10 that live in the neighborhood, with hammers and paint.
Daniels said he told the kids to go into a closet, and shut the door until police arrived.
When officers arrived, the boys were charged with burglary and criminal mischief. Daniels was charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child for locking them in the closet.
Daniels acknowledged what he did was wrong, but he said the incident has left him shaken.
"The anger you would never imagine that could come out of a young body like that. You can't imagine, it's unbelievable," Daniels said.
The parents of the children live just down the street. They contend that there is no way that children could have caused that much damage. They said they believe Daniels caused some of the damage to boost his story.
The parents also claim that someone damaged the family race car as part of a drive-by shooting.
The police investigation continues.