A COUPLE are accused of throwing dog poop and explicit notes in their neighbour’s garden after making a crazy assumption about him.
Lisa Haabestad, 64, and Robert Pfaffmann, 66, have been charged multiple times as a result of the incidents Pittsburgh Office of the Police.
The couple have been harassing a Russian man who lives in their Shadyside neighborhood “almost daily since late February,” the Pittsburgh Police Department said.
Video and photo evidence shows several incidents, including throwing dog feces and sacks of rice in the man’s yard.
The rice sacks also reportedly contained messages condemning Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing proceedings Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Haabestad and Pfaffmann were also accused of shouting threatening messages and were photographed holding a sign that read, “Leave our neighborhood.”
The man whose home was attacked, Vasily Potanin, spoke to WPXI about the incidents.
Potanin, a student at Carnegie Mellon University, said he did not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“They assume that I benefit from it simply because of my nationality. I am Putin’s spy. i work for him All that nonsense,” Potanin said.
“Honestly, I think the best thing that can happen to them is that they can take the legal consequences of their actions and should face them.”
Pfaffmann is a well-known Pittsburgh architect who has worked in the area for over 30 years, according to the US Green Building Council website.
Haabestad is reportedly his longtime partner.
The FBI was informed of the incidents.
The two face ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief and criminal conspiracy charges. They are scheduled to appear before a judge on May 4.
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