Jill and Kent Easter were unhappy with how a volunteer at their son’s elementary school, Plaza Vista School in Irvine, Calif., was supervising him. It’s unfortunate, but it happens, right?
Here’s what usually doesn’t happen: Instead of complaining to school officials or trying to arrange for a different supervisor for their son, Jill and Kent Easter allegedly cooked up a plan to frame the volunteer by planting a bunch of drugs in her car and then calling police, according to the New York Daily News (via KABC-TV).
Jill and Kent Easter, both of whom are attorneys, have since been arrested.
Authorities say Kent planted a bag of prescription painkillers, marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the woman’s car, after which time he called the cops and said he’d seen her hiding the drugs in the car herself.
“She [the volunteer] was shocked,” Irvine Police Lt. Julia Engen told KABC-TV. “She had no idea where those items came from. Things just didn’t seem to add up.”
Fortunately for the woman, but not so much for the Easters, there was surveillance video (D’oh! the Easters must be thinking right about now. We forget to look for video cameras!) that show Kent making the call from a hotel near his office, which is in Newport Beach. The woman had been in class at the time she was reported to have been hiding the drugs.
The Easters have been charged with felony conspiracy and false imprisonment and face up to three years in prison if convicted. No word on if a felony stupid charge is also pending.
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