Charges against Lindsey McNamara, the 24-year-old woman who threw raw bacon and sausage at the dispatcher window in the Framingham police station, have been dismissed. McNamara reportedly told police that "God told [her] to feed to the pigs" after she was arrested on December 26. According to The MetroWest Daily News:
Judge David Cunis said Framingham Police provided little evidence that 24-year-old Lindsey McNamara destroyed property inside the police station when she smeared raw meat against the window of the dispatch office.
“From what I see in the [police] report, they had to just do a little cleanup,” Cunis said. “Nothing was actually damaged.” ...
Police charged McNamara, of 13 Winter St., with disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property valued at less than $250. Her arraignment was postponed in December to allow McNamara to undergo a mental health evaluation at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick.
The findings of that evaluation were not detailed during a brief court appearance Wednesday. Prior to her arraignment, Cunis accepted a request from McNamara’s court-appointed defense attorney to dismiss the property destruction charge. Prosecutors will be permitted to bring the charge again in the future if they produce additional evidence that equipment at the police station was damaged.
Cunis also accepted an agreement reached between Middlesex County prosecutor Ben Franklin and defense attorney Molly Karp to drop the remaining charge once McNamara pays $150 in court costs. She was given until Feb. 18 to make the payment.
This seems like a fair outcome. There doesn't seem to be any evidence that McNamara destroyed any property, she just caused a headache for whoever had to clean the mess up.
You can watch video of the meat-throwing incident, which we obtained by making a public records request, below. You can read the police reports on the incident here.