A 69-year-old woman from Indiana caused almost $3,000 worth of damage to her neighbor’s home when she repeatedly threw urine at it, say police.
Jackie VanTyle allegedly launched body waste that she stockpiled in a mop bucket at the property next to her’s in Lynn, 80 miles east of Indianapolis, according to The Muncie Star Press.
Neighbor Joseph Basler called Lynn Police on Oct. 14 after suspecting that VanTyle, to whom he said he hadn’t spoken for more than nine years, was behind the bizarre attacks.
Police officer Travis Jones wrote in his report that there was “a very strong odor of urine” coming from the home as he approached and that it was “obvious something was thrown.”
A surveillance cam that Basler set up reportedly filmed VanTyle throwing the liquid at the building on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, according to the police report The Smoking Gun obtained.
Police questioned VanTyle on Oct. 18 and initially she denied vandalism, the report states. But she later confessed to collecting her own urine in a bucket over a period of several months and throwing it on the neighboring home whenever the occupants were out.
“I don’t like him. He’s a bad neighbor,” she reportedly told officers when asked to explain her actions. “Jackie also advised she had been doing this all summer,” Jones added in his report.
Town Marshal Brad Fisher told RTV6 that the urine had corroded the siding on Basler’s home and it needed to be replaced at a cost of up to $3,000.
VanTyle was charged last Friday with two Class A misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief and faces up to a year in jail if convicted, according to the Associated Press.
She is due to appear in Randolph Superior Court on Jan. 12.