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Neighbors accused of planting rat in outdoor grill and placing 22 piles of feces in backyard

By Mason White 12:43 PM February 26, 2016
Rat (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
Two men were arrested after being accused of harassing their neighbor by planting a rat on an outdoor grill, police in Canada said.

Now, the charges against 54-year-old Greg Michaels and 53-year-old Christopher Devin of Toronto, have been dropped after pleading guilty to possession of a weapon and agreeing to stay away from Steven Lostracco and Celine Bauwens, for the next 18 months.

Michaels and Devinhe denied the allegations, saying they do not know who planted the rat and feces. Lostracco and Bauwens called the police and accused their neighbors of placing 22 piles of feces in their backyard.

The neighbors were locked in a dispute over the construction of a large deck in the backyard.

Lostracco and Bauwens also claimed that Michaels and Devinhe, planted a dead rat in their outdoor grill and another inside their car.