4-Year-Old's Chalk Art Deemed Vandalism, Mom Forced Into 50 Hours Of Community Service (WWBT)
Wednesday August 1st, 2012
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A judge found enough evidence to convict a Richmond mom who is charged with vandalism, but he's delaying a final disposition until she performs community service hours.
29-year-old Susan Mortensen allowed her daughter to draw on rocks on Belle Isle with chalk.
Mortensen will now serve 50 hours of community service in order for the judge to dismiss her charge.
In court, NBC12 learned a little more about the confrontation between Mortensen and Officer Stacy Rogers, who saw her daughter writing on the rocks.
Outside the courthouse, people support Susan Mortensen with their own chalk on the sidewalk. However, in court, the officer who reprimanded her back in March says she responded with an attitude and curse words.