Why does it always feel like the people who work in academia are too stupid to educate our kids?
Police in Lincoln, Nebraska busted a woman who vandalized a politician's campaign sign last fall.
She put googly eyes on his face, and changed his last name from Fortenberry to "Fartenberry."
Turns out the person who did it was an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
And they nailed her using the fingerprints she left on the googly eyes.
Patricia Wonch Hill was cited Tuesday with three counts of misdemeanor vandalism following fingerprint analysis identifying her as the culprit, police spokeswoman Angela Sands said.
Wonch Hill, a research assistant professor of sociology and a political activist, was fined $500 in Virginia last year for vandalizing the home of a National Rifle Association lobbyist.
Wednesday, Lincoln police said fingerprints from Wonch Hill in a federal database matched prints found on the stickers used to vandalize Fortenberry campaign signs at 70th and A and 84th and Van Dorn streets in October.
The Fortenberry sign at 70th and A was also defaced with a strip of tape that turned the Republican's name into a sophomoric joke.
A sticker in the candidate's hair indicated that Betsy Riot, a neo-suffragette, punk-patriot resistance movement, was responsible for the mischief.
Wonch Hill was also cited for vandalism at U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer's office last year in which Betsy Riot stickers were placed on the door.
Vandalism is a city misdemeanor, with a possible penalty of up to six months in jail and/or a $500 fine.