Idaho Woman Charged With Stick Figure Threat
A woman who was about to be released from an Idaho prison will stay behind bars a while longer because federal prosecutors say she mailed threatening stick-figure drawings to a relative.
Linda Joyce Lakes was serving time on probation violations stemming from a 2007 grand theft sentence and was supposed to be released last week. But earlier this month, the U.S. attorney’s office charged her with mailing threatening communications, a felony.
Prosecutors say that in 2010, Lakes mailed a drawing apparently depicting one stick figure happily walking away after beating another stick figure with a baseball bat. Prosecutors say the drawing also included the words, “No more you.”