Lawrence Township, PA – A man attempted to break into an apartment in Clearfield County with an axe, but police say no one lived there and it was being used as a storage area.

Lawrence Township Police say they got a report that 65-year-old Richard Owens was breaking open a door at the Riverside Motel with an axe.

They talked with him and found he was looking for paint in the apartment, which was being used as a sort of storage unit.

Criminal mischief charges have been filed.