Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Stick Figure Terrorist

A woman who was about to be released from an Idaho prison will stay behind bars a while longer because federal prosecutors say she mailed a threatening stick figure drawing to a relative.
Linda Joyce Lakes was serving time at the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center on probation violations stemming from a 2007 grand theft sentence, and she was scheduled to be released last Friday. But earlier this month, the U.S. attorney's office charged her with mailing threatening communications, a felony.
Prosecutors say that in 2010, Lakes mailed a drawing that apparently depicted a battered stick figure alongside threatening phrases such as "No tears," ''No hiding," and "No more you."
Kyle Wright, an FBI agent in Pocatello who investigated the case, described the drawing in a court document.
"One stick figure appeared to be lying down with his face smashed. The baseball bat was lying nearby with damage that appeared to be consistent with its use on the first stick figure. The second stick figure appeared to be walking away with a smile," Wright wrote.

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Gabriel said...

She's lucky she didn't think to draw a turban on the stick figure or she would've had a bounty on her head.

David said...

I appreciate her imagination. I hope that she doesn't get in too much trouble over it.