Motel guest explains ripped up carpet – I was trying to kill rat

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By Greg Summers

A Lancaster man was arrested Monday for pulling up all the carpet from the floor of a local motel room, telling police he did it trying to kill a rat.
Mark Ashley McCowan, 37, 940 Taylor Drive, was charged with malicious injury to property under $2,000 and giving false information to police.
According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer was called to Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass East, just after 10:30 p.m. Monday to see the property damage.

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