SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (CBS13) – A South Lake Tahoe man has been convicted of burglary while armed with a potato.
On September 10, William James Best, 41, went to the victim’s home to confront her about a dispute she had with his girlfriend.READ MORE: State Water Officials Preparing To Make Emergency Cutbacks To Growers And Ranchers
He allegedly forced his way inside the residence and was holding a potato on which he’d carved the first initial of the victim’s first name. He then repeatedly threatened the victim, according to a statement from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: Woman Drowns At Shrinking Folsom Lake, Leaving Young Nephew Alone on Shore
Police arrived and arrested Best. He reportedly told officers he used the potato to “increase his punching power.”MORE NEWS: Illegal Dumping Laws Not Being Enforced Along Tuolumne River As Trash Piles Up
Best was sentenced to a year behind bars in the County Jail and placed on formal supervised probation. If he violates probation he will be sent to prison, the DA’s office stated.