SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A person will probably be sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading responsible to vandalizing the “Bewitched” statue by dousing the Salem, Massachusetts vacationer attraction with pink paint over the summer time.
The 32-year-old resident was initially sentenced to a yr in jail, however a Salem district courtroom choose suspended the sentence on situations the person repay the price of repairing the injury inflicted on the bronze statue, The Salem News reported Tuesday.
The statue depicts actor Elizabeth Montgomery — as lead character Samantha Stephens within the Sixties sitcom — sitting on a broomstick in entrance of a crescent moon.
In June, a prosecutor mentioned the person was “going by a tough time and wished to do one thing to get arrested,” and was held on bail. His legal professional mentioned he had been residing in a shelter for 2 weeks since his marriage ended, and had been in search of a brand new job.
He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct, which will probably be dismissed after 30 days.
The statue was erected within the metropolis well-known for the 1692 witch trials in 2005, regardless of protests from some who mentioned it trivializes the tragedy of the trials.