We knew a PTA rivalry could get heated, but what the hell were these parents thinking?
According to police, a southern California couple were so determined to oust a member of their Parent-Teacher Association that they attempted to frame her by planting illegal drugs in her vehicle.
Kent and Jill Easter were both arrested after allegedly scheming to hide Percocet, Vicodin and marijuana in PTA volunteer Kelli Peters’ car. After police received an anonymous tip that she was in possession of illegal contraband, Peters was detained and had her entire home searched before being released.
Police were convinced she had been framed after a search for additional substances left them empty handed.
Prosecutors believe the Easters were fighting back after Peters called their son “slow” and did not properly care for him when supervising.
According to the New York Daily News:
Kent Easter then called the Irvine Police Department and, using a false name and an Indian accent, told the dispatcher that Peters was driving erratically and had hidden a bag of drugs in the vehicle. Kent’s attorneys have never denied that the man made the call.
Last year, Jill Easter pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, which she served and completed. Her husband, Kent, who is also an attorney, is currently free on bail, but faces charges of false imprisonment by deceit in an upcoming retrial. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.