A man in Berlin Township claims someone intentionally placed termites in the attached garage of his daughter's residence next to his, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
The man told deputies he was working at his daughter's house, which he owns, when he found a cardboard box in the garage that had been devoured by termites. He also said he found a chunk of wood infested with termites in the landscape near his house.
The man told officials he believes the termites in his daughter's garage may have come from the chunk of infested wood.
The man said there was no damage to either his or his daughter's house. He told deputies he was going to contact an exterminator to inspect both properties for termite infestation.
The man said he suspected his daughter's soon-to-be ex-husband is responsible for planting the termites. Since ending their relationship, the man has committed other acts of vandalism against his daughter's property, according to Erie County sheriff's deputies.
The man also said he believes his daughter's soon-to-be ex-husband is the only person, other than himself and his daughter, that has the code for the electronic garage door opener.