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Damage to lawmaker's windshield not vandalism


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Police say damage to a Republican lawmaker's windshield the day he voted for a controversial collective bargaining bill was not vandalism.

According to a Capitol Police report obtained by the Capital Times, the damage to Sen. Dan Kapanke's windshield was caused by a stray rock on March 9.

The report indicates the angle of the impact is consistent with a stone being picked up from another vehicle tire and launched into the air causing the crack.

Based on the windshield damage, nails in his home's driveway and emailed death threats, Kapanke canceled public appearances in his district in mid-March.

A 26-year-old Cross Plains woman faces two felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with the email threats.


The Capital Times report can be found at: http://bit.ly/goo21P


Information from: The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct

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