MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a string of car thefts and damages this past winter at General Mitchell International Airport’s parking garage.
Paris Chambers, 18, was one of the two people arrested by Greenfield police when they were spotted in a pick-up truck that was reported stolen from the airport. Police found a BB gun rifle and three BB gun pistols in the vehicle.
The pick-up truck was one of the 58 vehicles that were damaged or stolen in the parking garage between January 30 and February 3. Several windows were shot out and had stolen items from the vehicles’ consoles, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
The sheriff’s office said the lack of functioning security cameras at the exits made it difficult to catch subjects involved.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark has been critical of the lack of video surveillance throughout out the airport, calling it a homeland security issue and said there needs to be more.
“This incident served to heighten a sense of urgency about improving security at Mitchell International Airport that I had brought to their attention several times in the past,” Clarke said in a written statement. “It's too bad that it was at the expense of the victims of these serious crimes."
Chambers was found guilty of three felonies and two misdemeanors.
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