Ariz. man who hit home with dead birds convicted
Web Producer: Mekita Rivas
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson business man who authorities say left feces, dead woodpeckers and graffiti at a customer's house over a billing dispute has been convicted.
A federal jury in Tucson recently found 49-year-old Todd Russell Fries guilty of unlawful possession and use of a chemical weapon.
According to prosecutors, Fries, who also goes by Todd Burns, was hired to perform work on the driveway of a Tucson home. But the costumers were not happy with the quality by Fries' employees and stopped payment.
The victims later found that motor oil, paint, grease, feces, dead animals and foam packing peanuts on the driveway leading up to the front door. After moving to a gated community, their home was attacked again with buckets of burning, gasemitting, debris.
Fries is scheduled to be sentenced in December.
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