LELAND, NC (WWAY) - We learned today that the North Brunswick High School Band Director charged over the weekend with "sexting" a student sued three other students in 2008 for "forking."
Mark Riel sued Noah K. Gotsch, Ethan C. Davis and Benjamin A.G. Lockyear in superior court, claiming the three "persecuted, harassed, intimidated and threatened" him.
In court documents, he says the three put more than 400 plastic forks and numerous parking cones in his yard in late 2007. He says they also caused him "severe stress, anxiety and mental anguish" when they used Riel's name to subscribe him to a number of online magazines, books and junk mail.
Riel says he had to spend hours a day away from his wife and child contacting the companies to clear his name and credit and had gotten bills for more than $1,000 due to the subscriptions.
The suit requested an injunction against the three boys, for punitive damages of an unknown amount for emotional mental and physical stress and distress, for damage caused to his property and for legal fees.
An injunction was granted, but for only a year. The boys promised never to sign Riel up for any more subscriptions or mailings and said they would stay away from him.