Bernie Madoff”™s Palm Beach House Gets Toilet Papered
by Emily Friedlander
January 26, 2009
Covering a neighbor”™s house in toilet paper is a time honored suburban prank “” typically used to up the stakes in a high-school rivalry or perhaps as a Halloween “trick.” Now the teens of Palm Beach, Fla., have found another reason to toss the Charmin “” losing their trust funds.
The Palm Beach Post reported Monday that the tree in front of Bernard Madoff”™s Palm Beach home has been covered in toilet paper. Teenage boys claimed credit for the prank, according to the Post, saying they lost their trust funds in the Madoff scandal.
His Palm Beach home, which sits empty while Mr. Madoff is confined to his Park Avenue pad in Manhattan, is proving to be a tempting target for area pranksters: Just last month, the Palm Beach Post reports, someone swiped a $10,000 piece of bronze yard art from the property only to return it with a note: “Bernie the Swindler, Lesson: Return Stolen Property to rightful owners. Signed by – The Educators.”