Vandal ransacks downtown Portland rug store

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Joshua Wayne Stamper.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Police quickly made an arrest after a downtown Portland rug store was vandalized early Sunday morning.

The crime happened at Kush Handmade Rugs at 205 N.W. 10th Avenue and the damage was extensive.

Owner Rebecca Lurie, who was on a camping trip near Independence, got a 5:30 a.m. wake-up call and drove back in to town to assess the damage.

"Never happened in my six years of business," she said. "Anything like this."

"It was just a wreck," said Clark Hale, Lurie's fiance. "I mean, there were shards of glass all over the store - piles of glass everywhere."

Early estimates put the damage at around $5,000.

A witness helped police track down the alleged vandal - 21-year-old Joshua Wayne Stamper of Vancouver. He was found just two blocks away and taken into custody.

No one at the store had ever seen the suspect before and it's a mystery why he would smash up the place. He didn't talk after his arrest.

Stamper is facing charges of second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief.