Police: Surveillance catches woman, 70, vandalizing neighbor's home



WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. - A 70-year-old woman accused of vandalizing her neighbor’s Washington County home turned herself into police Friday.

Nancy Dunn told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that there has been more than $25,000 worth of damage done to her home over the past six years.

Dunn said she recently found all of the pillows on her front porch slashed. In the past, she said foul language has been spray painted on her barn, car windows have been broken and her vehicles have been keyed and spray painted.

According to Dunn, the most frightening act of vandalism was when her phone lines were cut.

“We went outside, and all of the phone wires had been cut to our house,” Dunn said.

After that, Dunn said she and her husband installed surveillance cameras outside their home in hopes of catching whoever was responsible.

State police said the surveillance video then caught Marie Harless cutting wires, walking around the home and damaging a vehicle.

Dunn said the video was shocking to her because she has been friends with her neighbors for decades.

“I couldn’t think of who would do this. I’m so nice to everyone,” Dunn said.

Harless said Friday as she turned herself in at Magistrate Court that her attorney advised her not to comment.