Yep, he got even, all right
December 16, 2011
A Los Osos man retaliated against a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge he felt had wronged him by breaking into her home and burglarizing it, then leaving a note that led right to him, according to authorities. [Tribune]
Gary Aaron Lyons pleaded no contest Thursday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court to charges he removed valuables from the home of Judge Dodie Harman. Lyons entered his plea in front of visiting judge Michael Barton.
Other local judges had recused themselves from hearing the case to avoid conflict. The 31-year-old Los Osos man was charged with four felonies including burglary and grand theft. When arrested, he was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine. He’ll be sentenced Feb. 21.
Lyons took weapons and jewelry, and left his DNA on a note which read in part, “I’m sorry it come (sic) to this, but I told you I wanted another chance… but you (expletive) me anyways. Good luck finding me.” He was a neighbor of Harman’s at the time of the break-in, but subsequently moved.
Cops nailed him less than a month later when he tried to sell one of Harman’s handguns to an undercover officer.