Thursday, June 14, 2007
An Iowa Name Says it All ... Butt Officer
What is in a name? A rose by any other name would still smell the same, or would it? Sometimes your name shapes your life. At least for one woman it has. In Marshalltown Iowa, police have accused a woman named Suzanne Marie Butts for stealing toilet paper from an Iowa courthouse. "She's facing potentially three years of incarceration for three rolls of toilet paper," Chief Lon Walker said. The charges have been confirmed by KCCI-TV. Workers had allegedly noticed that rolls of toilet paper began disappearing from the Marshall County Courthouse faster than usual. An employee saw Butts, age 38, taking three rolls of tissue from a storage closet. Butts insisted it was the first time. But she declined to comment further on advice of counsel. Butts could face substantial jail time because she has prior theft convictions. Butts did not work at the court house; however she may claim that the legal system is so used to the crap that a couple of rolls of toilet paper would not be missed.