Idaho custodian charged with stealing courthouse TV

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A contract custodian police say stole a plasma television from the Nez Perce County courthouse where he cleaned has been charged with felony burglary.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that 29-year-old Wyatt T. Swanson was charged Thursday.

Court documents say a bailiff saw Swanson's pickup backed up to the courthouse on a Saturday morning earlier this month.

Courthouse employees shortly after noticed the television from a downstairs courtroom missing.

Nez Perce County deputies say they found the $580, 42-inch television at a pawn shop by matching the identification numbers.

Records at the pawn shop showed Swanson pawned the television on the same day his pickup was seen at the courthouse.

Swanson is the owner of Vanguard Cleaning Systems, and has a contract with the county to clean office buildings.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune