Ice Cream Shop Owner Pleads Guilty in Vandalism of Rival

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a CapeCod ice cream parlor authorities say gave money and alcohol to his teenage employees as rewards for vandalizing a competitor has pleaded guilty.

David Ariagno, owner of Lazy Sundaes IceCream in Bourne, was sentenced this week in Falmouth District Court to two years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to malicious destruction of property.

Police started investigating in 2014 after windows at the nearby Somerset Creamery were broken by rocks several times.

Police traced the vandalism to three teens, who said their boss’ interest in disrupting a rival was driving their behavior. The teens were charged with malicious destruction of property.

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