Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Not Able To Cast The First Stone Here

Second man who stole, shot, burned Ronald McDonald statue sentenced:

PIERRE, S.D.--A second Fort Pierre man who pleaded guilty to charges in the theft and destruction of a Ronald McDonald statue in Pierre has been sentenced to serve 45 days in jail.

The sentence for 19-year-old Tyler Fischbach was lighter than the six-month term handed down last month for 22-year-old Austin Uecker. Judge Lori Wilbur told Fischbach that he was equally culpable but did not have any prior felony convictions.

The statue was taken March 13 from a McDonald's restaurant parking lot and later found north of Fort Pierre. Authorities say the life-size statue had been shot and burned. Fischbach and Uecker have been ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.

It's the shooting and burning that are really beyond the pale here.