A police officer and three dispatchers in Carrollton, Texas, were fired after a local home belonging to a controversial figure was egged, police say.
Carrollton Police Chief David N. James said Officer Jennifer Cackler, 28, and dispatchers Laura Anderson, Laken Schifelbeign and Ashley Cackler were all fired after the home of Steven Benzer was hit by as many as nine eggs May 9, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Thursday.
Benzer was a controversial figure in the Carrollton community, having been involved in 110 incidents reported to police since 2006. One incident involving Benzer and a neighbor, Dianna Swadley, occurred days before Benzer's home was egged.
Cackler, 28, encountered Benzer, who allegedly was near a home he had been warned to stay away from, and Benzer responded by mentioning the recent death of Cackler's father.
"Are you trying to get me mad?" Cackler was quoted as saying during the May meeting.
The Star-Telegram said an internal investigation into the egging incident days later resulted in Class C misdemeanor citations against Cackler and two of the dispatchers.