An Australian Instagram mannequin and Catwoman cosplayer is heading again to jail for attempting 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 sporting her cat ears on the time, however authorities nonetheless managed to determine her by means of CCTV footage.
The pizza break-in was one in every 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 evening, Australia’s News Corp reviews. They later broke into one other cafe and made off with $300 and a bank card, which they used to purchase about $12 price of McDonald’s.
Agostino was additionally a part of a break-in at a bakery just a few weeks later, throughout which $1,000 in money was stolen, Information Corp reviews.
The 25-year-old is an actual property agent and aspiring mannequin who had constructed a big on-line following by means of her Instagram web page, the place she would usually publish photographs of herself in Catwoman costumes and different outfits. The account has since been taken down.
She was additionally convicted on separate fees 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 season. 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 court docket 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.
Lawyer Pawel Kulisiewicz described her crimes as “newbie hour” antics, and stated she and her accomplices “had been all the time going to get caught.”
Agostino captured headlines in Australia final yr with a tearful in-court outburst. She advised Justice of the Peace Jacqueline Milledge that she was affected by “anxiousness and melancholy” in custody and that if she killed herself it will be Milledge’s fault, in accordance with the Daily Examiner.
The Justice of the Peace advised her to take some accountability for her actions.
“It appears everybody else is liable for your unhealthy luck,” Milledge stated on the time, in accordance with 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 on your non-attendance and your noncompliance.”
A decide diminished Agostino’s sentence this month and gave her credit score for time already served.
The choice means Agostino can be due for launch someday in October — simply in time for Halloween.
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