Audrey Dostie, Duval County courthouse vandal suspect arrested: Divorcee vandalizes courthouse

 

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - A north Florida woman who is going through a messy divorce has been arrested after police say she spray painted broken hearts and other graffiti outside a new Jacksonville courthouse.

An officer allegedly spotted 35-year-old Audrey Dostie spray painting the walkway that leads to the courthouse.

Jacksonville Sheriff's officers say she spray painted broken hearts on the columns of the new $350 million courthouse along with an angry statement to a judge on the sidewalk.

"F Judge James Ruth" read one comment. Other remarks included, "Free Us!" and "$300 million courthouse."

Dostie was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal mischief.

WJXT in Jacksonville reports Dostie is in the middle of a divorce and custody case. Her husband also allegedly filed a restraining order against her.

Police say she spray painted similar graffiti and messages to her husband and son outside her husband's business.

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