Alleged Juvenile Taxidermy Thieves Are Spared A Criminal Record, Thanks To Mediation
Occupational portrait of taxidermist Martha A. Maxwell with animal specimens, palette, and rifle. October 27, 1876. Library of Congress.
When I saw the following headline from the March 12, 2014 edition of the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, I knew I had to pass it on to our readers: “Teen taxidermy thieves finish mediation.”
Here is the dastardly actus reus: “The teenagers were accused of breaking into Drury’s taxidermy shop and making off with more than $27,000 worth of mounted animals to mimic a YouTube video.” As the result of a successful mediation between the teenagers and the owner of the taxidermy shop, the teenagers ended up having to make restitution and do community service – but they were spared a criminal record.
Better than being skinned, hung out to dry, and stuffed, wouldn’t you say?
The full article is here.