Judge Rules on Haverford Man Accused of Throwing Dead Snakes on Neighbor's Lawn

The incident briefly made national news in the summer.

A Haverford resident who was accused of throwing dead snakes and rats into a neighbor's yard and vandalizing her for-sale-by-owner sign was found guilty Wednesday of harassment and disorderly conduct.

Jonathan Straub, whose wife Andrea had been fired from her from her job at Prudential Fox & Roach shortly after the incident became publicly known, was ordered to pay a fine of $25 as a result of the judge’s decision, reports Main Line Media News.

"Jonathan and I have been wrongly accused and are being wrongly vilified in the press and media," Andrea Straub wrote in an email to her friends, colleagues and neighbors. "We are the victims in this whole debacle."

According to AOL.com, video footage apparently showed people resembling the real estate agent and her part-time agent husband knocking down for-sale signs and throwing the dead animals on the Martell's property. The two were cited with disorderly conduct and harassment on June 20, according to Ardmore Patch.

Township spokesman Tom Walsh said that the Straubs admitted to the acts after police confronted them with video footage, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, John List, another lawyer for the Straubs, told Philly.com that the people captured on the video aren't recognizable and that the Straubs never admitted any wrongdoing to police. 

Officer JoAnne Pepitone had earlier told Patch that the Straubs told police that their neighbor's for-sale-by-owner signs "were tacky."


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