PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A 27-year-old homeless man allegedly using the parking meter kiosks to leave a threat on a vehicle.
Police say Joshua Tagge was charged with threat to commit a crime and a civil rights violation for allegedly printing a ticket reading "KILL THE JEW" where the license plate number would be and placing it on the window of Virginia O'Leary's vehicle.
The kiosks ask for users to type in their license plate, which is then printed onto the receipt ticket.
O'Leary reported that the ticket was left on her windshield on Feb. 27. She said she had parked on North Street and found the ticket and brought it to the Police Department.
Officer Sean Klink reviewed video collected from businesses and identified Tagge. Tagge apparently admitted to printing the receipt for "shock value," police said.
He allegedly printed a second one which read "F*** Nugget" (with intent to add an s to make that plural) on another.
Tagge will be summonsed to court on the two charges and the matter has been forwarded to the attorney general's office.
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