Judge sentences woman for mall baseball bat damage

Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A 32-year-old Lihue woman who took a baseball bat to an ATM and shop windows at Kukui Grove Center has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Garden Island reports Patricia Lewis was sentenced Wednesday in 5th Circuit Court and ordered to pay more than $4,500 in restitution.

She pleaded no contest Aug. 20 to criminal property damage for events on Dec. 19, 2012. Investigators say she used an aluminum baseball bat to smash the ATM and a glass door and window.

Lewis apologized but Judge Kathleen Watanabe says the court can't ignore prior convictions in determining whether she could reoffend.

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