He caused over $12,000 in damages at a Pascagoula hospital. Then he went to court.

Paul Leslie McFaul
Paul Leslie McFaul

A Pascagoula man admitted Monday to busting out two windows at Singing River Hospital last year that will cost an estimated $12,850 to repair.

Paul Leslie McFaul, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of malicious mischief in the case. He broke out the windows during a visit to the hospital last year.

During his court hearing Monday, Judge Robert Krebsasked McFaul several questions to learn more about him. McFaul said he suffers from a mental illness and hasn’t had a job in a while. He said he also didn’t receive any kind of disability payments.

“How do you live per month?” the judge asked.

McFaul said he’s basically “starving.”

Krebs sentenced McFaul to five years non-adjudicated probation, meaning McFaul will not serve any time or have any felony record if he remains out of trouble during his probationary period.

The judge also waived court costs, but said McFaul will have to pay the hospital restitution. Krebs will decide the exact amount owed once the work is completed.

The judge made that decision after Assistant District Attorney Justin Lovorn made the recommendation.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45