Chronic window smasher arrested again

RENO, Nev. - Donald Stolz has been smashing windows in public buildings for two decades as a protest against the conviction of a man sentenced to die for killing a judge's son.

On Friday, the 51-year-old Stolz struck again. This time, he threw a brick through the front door of a Reno police substation.

After the damage was done, police said Stolz walked in, put his hands behind his back and said, ''I did it.''

Officer Mark Markiewicz arrested Stolz on a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property. The officer had arrested Stolz once before, for smashing windows at the federal building in Reno eight years ago.

In a jailhouse interview Monday, Stolz told the Reno Gazette-Journal his window-smashing crusade is a quest to free John Mazzan, who was convicted and sentenced to die for killing the son of a Reno judge 21 years ago.

Mazzan's conviction was recently overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court. Prosecutors are deciding whether to retry the case.


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