LAKE VIEW, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York couple could have lastly solved the thriller of who’s been tossing used espresso cups of their entrance yard for nearly three years.
Edward and Cheryl Patton instructed The Buffalo News they tried mounting a digicam in a tree in entrance of their home in Lake View to catch the phantom litterer. But it wasn’t till some neighbors received concerned just lately and adopted a minivan and jotted down its license plate quantity that there was a break within the case.
After Edward Patton known as police, they waited and pulled over a car pushed by 76-year-old Larry Pope, who Cheryl Patton stated had as soon as labored together with her and had had disagreements together with her over union points.
Pope was charged with harassment and ticketed for throwing refuse onto a roadway.
“I found it very hard to believe that someone I knew would do something like that, especially at his age,” Cheryl Patton instructed The News.
The Pattons stated the littering has stopped since Pope was pulled over.
A message was left at a telephone quantity listed for Pope on Sunday.