malicious mischief

noun
willful destruction of personal property motivated by ill will or resentment toward its owner or possessor.

Origin:
1760–70

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Example sentences
The case went to the jury and it unanimously found him guilty as charged of malicious mischief in the first degree.
Construction of sections enumerating acts of malicious mischief.
If property was damaged, it could be considered a property crime which is malicious mischief.
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