Pepper prank solved

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - October 1, 2009

Four people have pleaded guilty to trying to steal a giant pepper off a Chili's restaurant in Bennington, Vt.

Two are college students, one is a recent grad and the fourth is between work and school.

The Bennington Banner is reporting the would-be pepper-nappers have been sentenced to write five-page essays on how they've wasted taxpayers' money.

They were also given two-year suspended sentences, probation and must do 200 hours of community service.

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