Ind. officer charged in magazine prank
Police said that on Oct. 9, Allen placed an online order for Playboy, Penthouse, Playgirl and Cosmopolitan in the name of firefighter Chris Baugh, to be delivered to the fire department headquarters.
The next day, Allen ordered a number of music CDs to be sent to fire department headquarters in Baugh's name, police said.
Baugh received a bill for $78 for the magazines.
Allen told investigators he did it to irritate Baugh.
Allen's attorney, Bryan Williams, said he expects that the police department would put Allen on leave.
"This is a prank where no harm was intended or caused," said Williams. "This should be handled administratively and not bog down our criminal justice system."
Baugh said he has a long history of trouble with Allen, who married Baugh's ex-wife.
"He has been messing with me from the word go," Baugh said. "I'm glad they filed the charges."
Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com
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