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North Texas woman accused of prank, $6K damage


A North Texas woman has been charged in an alleged neighborhood prank using toilet paper, permanent markers, raw chicken, mustard and peanut butter to cause $6,000 in damage.

Tara Mauney of Colleyville was charged with felony criminal mischief in the July incident. She's free on $7,500 bond.

The 41-year-old woman allegedly helped several middle school students toilet paper a house where some girls were having a sleepover, police said.

Mustard and peanut butter were also smeared in the driveway and on pillars. Black permanent marker was used to write graffiti on the exterior walls of the home and chicken was left in a mailbox.

Several witnesses claim Mauney was with the group of students who vandalized the house. Police said security video also shows her with the youngsters at a store purchasing the toilet paper.

No children were charged, but police said two boys have acknowledged taking part in the crime.

Mauney declined to comment on Monday. Her attorney disputed the allegations.

The $6,000 damage estimate was for removing the graffiti and repainting the home's exterior stucco.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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