I was aware that it’s tougher than ever to be a photographer these days, but this is the first time I’ve heard of fighting the competition with a slingshot:
Kurtis Leo Leany, 52, must also pay a $1,000 fine, write a letter of apology to the victim and complete an anger-management class as part of a 36-month probation.
In March, Leany pleaded guilty as charged in 5th District Court to one count of third-degree felony criminal mischief.
Leany used a slingshot to damage windows at Studio West Photography five times during a six-week period between Aug. 5 and Sept. 14, according to court documents. He told police he believed owner Karl Hugh was stealing business from him.
But Leany, who owns Zion Photography, later told The Tribune: “I was just in a really bad place; I couldn’t see that it was the economy and I instantly blamed [Hugh] because of things in the past.” —