A Thorp woman expressed her anger towards local recall efforts by tearing up a recall petition.

According to the Chippewa Falls Police, Mary Jean Dezurik, 68, parked her white minivan by a group of recall volunteers shortly before 10 a.m. at the intersection of N. Bridge and W. River streets in Chippewa Falls.

After stopping, witnesses said she grabbed one of the petitions, tore it up, threw it on the ground and drove away.

Witnesses got Dezurik’s license plate number and called the police department.

Chippewa Falls Officer Brian Zwiefelhofer apprehended Dezurik at W. Central and Bay streets, and arrested her for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

Originally, the story stated that Dezurik had ripped up a recall sign, based on information from Chippewa Falls Police. An investigation revealed it was a recall petition, according to police Captain John Liddell, and he didn’t believe there were any signatures on it when it was ripped up.

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