TOMBALL, Texas — A 64-year-old suburban Houston woman is charged with felony criminal mischief after authorities say she damaged a neighbor’s home by filling locks with metal pins and then sealing the locks with super glue, spray painted windows and destroyed for-sale signs.

Dallas Lott of Tomball, immediately northwest of Houston, posted $1,000 bond and was released Wednesday after a probable cause hearing.

Her neighbor, Rodrigo Camus, says the damages began after he bought a town home next to Lott’s, made some renovations and put it on the market. The problems became so severe he installed a video surveillance system to identify the vandal.

Court records show the video evidence included Lott covering the cameras with duct tape.

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