Felony charge over stick figure threat

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14 Responses to “Felony charge over stick figure threat”

  1. Gutierrez says:

    ‘[The image] depicted a battered stick figure alongside threatening phrases such as “No tears,” ‘’No hiding,” and “No more you.” 

    “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.’

    Artistic skill aside, that sounds like a threat against someone’s life.

    • Mantissa128 says:

      “Lakes sent a letter with the drawing that indicated her prison sentence was coming to an end and that the recipient should be prepared for his final moments.”

      Seems legit.

      Also, XKCD gone bad.

    • Itsumishi says:

      “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,”

      Death threats aside, that right there is a hilarious use of lawyer speak to describe what could be boiled down to: “the one who’s smiling has beaten the shit out of the other one with a baseball bat.”

  2. Sirkowski says:

    Stick figures SHOULD be a crime.

  3. countcagliostro says:

    If the article is accurate, I’ve got to say I’m with the Idaho authorities on this one. No doubt the US has an over-incarceration problem, but this news does not support that general argument.

  4. acerplatanoides says:

    Sending threats is against jail rules even more so than normal societies rules. Can’t live with it in there? Stick around until you can.

  5. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    I’m pretty sure that death threats are considered poor taste in general, and I’d be especially concerned about somebody whose impulse control is apparently so bad that they would send one from prison…

  6. robdobbs says:

    Why is this on BB? Am I missing out on some irony someplace? Did she get Matthew Inman to draw the stick figure?

  7. GawainLavers says:

    We don’t actually get to see the picture?  Boo.

  8. Mister44 says:

    Stop pretending art is hard.

  9. James Penrose says:

    The method used:  writing, telephone, interpretive dance or stick figure does not change the message.   If she was being released on parole or early release, she dug her own grave and is criminally stupid.

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