Kent and Jill Easter now have company.
It seemed so bizarre when the Irvine attorneys tried to get a PTA mom at their first-grader's school arrested by planting drugs in her car.
But now along comes Jennifer Michele Beale and Kevin Brown, who are due in court this morning for allegedly trying to get a 40-year-old woman arrested by planting a BB gun, a 12-inch hunting knife and methamphetamine in the bed of her truck.
At 5:50 a.m. the day after the stuff was planted in the lady's truck, Beale sent an email to Orange County Crime Stoppers, the organization that accepts anonymous tips passed along to law enforcement, to falsely report she had seen the woman waving a gun around during an argument, alleges Senior Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols.
A few hours later, Beale called 9-1-1 to report the same thing, Nichols says.
Like Irvine Police initially had in the Easter case, Orange County sheriff's investigators went to check out the woman who was being targeted and, sure enough, in the truck was the gun, knife and a sunglasses case packed with meth.
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Like the Easters, Beale and Brown ain't Walter White.
The unnamed lady being harassed recognized the sunglasses case as Beale's. Investigators turned their attention to the 37-year-old and Brown, and this morning the Laguna Hills couple is scheduled to be arraigned on felony charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, false imprisonment and making a false report, and misdemeanor counts of making a false report of emergency and altering evidence.
Brown, 42, also faces a sentence-enhancement allegation for having a prior conviction for second-degree burglary in 2010 in Los Angeles County, prosecutors say.
Authorities aren't yet saying what Beale and Brown's alleged beef with the lady was about.