Brenda Sanchez of Apple Valley faces 10 years for subscribing neighbor to 23 magazines

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Sanchez gets an A for creativity, but failing marks for execution.
Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.

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But police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was behind her neighbor's magazine deluge, and now she faces two counts of felony stalking that could land her in prison for as much as a decade.

The Star Tribune conveys a bit of the background story:
[Sanchez's neighbor, 55-year-old Laine Anderson] said the trouble started when she tried to talk to Sanchez about her two dogs urinating and defecating in her yard. After talking to Sanchez many times without success, she said, she went to the homeowners association.

After a weekend trip up north in late November, Anderson said she arrived home to a note in her mailbox telling her to pick up her mail at the post office. When she did, the clerk brought out a bin full of magazines.

As she called to cancel each of the subscriptions, Anderson said she asked for the subscription cards. Police were able to compare the handwriting on the cards to the handwriting on a letter Sanchez had sent to the homeowners association. The samples matched.

Apple Valley police Capt. Mike Marben said many of the magazines weren't cheap. The Danbury Mint, for example, cost $106.50.
Sanchez eventually confessed to being the mastermind behind the magazine subscriptions, telling police, "I did them all," WCCO reports. She was charged with the felonies by summons.

In a fitting twist given her motives, it appears Sanchez signed Anderson up for the most painful-to-read magazines imaginable, including Diesel Power, MuscleMag, Snowmobiler, and UFC 360, according to the Strib. So if the punishment is going to fit the crime, maybe Sanchez should be forced to actually read the suckers and write reports on the finer aspects of topics like diesel engine maintenance while behind bars.


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9 comments
Nigel Parry
Nigel Parry

Minnesota passive aggressiveness at its lulziest.

Glynis Burns
Glynis Burns

Sanchez needs to take a class in anger management and be required to do some community service related to pet care and waste pick up. It is easy enough to clean up after dogs. Ten years would be too much of a sentence. I hope that she is able to forgive her neighbor and be forgiven in return. Life is too short to fill it with anger.

Nick Warhead
Nick Warhead

I know some people who did that back and forth to each other..that was 20+ years ago though..

yoopie93
yoopie93

This has got to be the lamest revenge plot in the history of mankind.

Erika J. Dani
Erika J. Dani

I can't believe she is getting 10 years for something like that. And people who commit animal cruelty and other terrible things don't even get time behind bars! In comparison, this is actually quite harmless and almost funny. Not worth 10 years in prison, in my opinion.

Juliana Christa Berg
Juliana Christa Berg

We hear of people doing the magazine subscription bit to their enemies and such quite a lot, but I have never ever heard of a single person being prosecuted for it until now. They must've really disliked each other.

A1batross
A1batross

Plead, fine, suspended sentence.

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