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.