An Australian Instagram mannequin and Catwoman cosplayer is heading again to jail for making an attempt to play a cat burglar in actual life, after she was convicted in a sequence of weird masked crimes final yr.
Monique Agostino, 25, was resentenced to a yr in jail this month after she was caught breaking right into a pizza joint in a masks in 2018. The masked burglar was not carrying her cat ears on the time, however authorities nonetheless managed to establish her by CCTV footage.
The pizza break-in was certainly one of a number of that Agostino dedicated alongside some teenage boys on Nov. 6, 2018, in a string of minor crimes for which she was convicted last year. Agostino and her crew additionally tried — and failed — to interrupt into a restaurant and a comfort retailer that night time, Australia’s News Corp studies. They later broke into one other cafe and made off with $300 and a bank card, which they used to purchase about $12 value of McDonald’s.
Agostino was additionally a part of a break-in at a bakery a couple of weeks later, throughout which $1,000 in money was stolen, Information Corp studies.
The 25-year-old is an actual property agent and aspiring mannequin who had constructed a big on-line following by her Instagram web page, the place she would typically submit pictures of herself in Catwoman costumes and different outfits. The account has since been taken down.
She was additionally convicted on separate costs of possessing a knife at a Goal, possessing a prohibiting drug (meth), possessing a restricted substance, and stealing a $90 Supre jacket from a shopping center.
Agostino has already served time behind bars however she was launched pending an enchantment over the summer time. She was arrested on a warrant in July for breaching her bail situations, then arrested on one other warrant in early September for skipping her enchantment courtroom date.
Police didn’t want any assist from Batman to place this Catwoman behind bars, as her lawyer acknowledged at her resentencing listening to this month.
Legal professional Pawel Kulisiewicz described her crimes as “newbie hour” antics, and stated she and her accomplices “have been all the time going to get caught.”
Agostino captured headlines in Australia final yr with a tearful in-court outburst. She instructed Justice of the Peace Jacqueline Milledge that she was affected by “nervousness and despair” in custody and that if she killed herself it might be Milledge’s fault, based on the Daily Examiner.
The Justice of the Peace instructed her to take some duty for her actions.
“It appears everybody else is answerable for your dangerous luck,” Milledge stated on the time, based on reports.
“Your life goes down the bathroom since you are selecting your personal way of life. I’m not going to sit down right here and have you ever blame everybody else in your non-attendance and your noncompliance.”
A choose decreased Agostino’s sentence this month and gave her credit score for time already served.
The choice means Agostino might be due for launch someday in October — simply in time for Halloween.
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