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Suit alleges agro-terrorism by deputy

A lawsuit accuses a Palm Beach County deputy of destroying a neighbor's yard in the Acreage with chinch bugs, PalmBeachPost.com reports.

The suit says Terrance Senecal, a detective in the sheriff's agriculture crimes unit, learned the technique through his training to thwart agro-terrorism.

Judith Rhoads and Sarah Nelson say Senecal has engaged in a two-year campaign to harass them. Their lawyer says Senecal has used loud music, car horns, fireworks and roaring engines to bother them. To mask the noise, the women planted shrubs and covered their windows with hurricane shutters, the lawyer said.

Posted by Times Editor at 7:04:01 am on April 30, 2011

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