Lynda Carter Altman, star of the 1970’s television series “Wonder Woman,” has been found not guilty of municipal charges after a neighbor’s complaints about her barking dog landed her in a courtroom. Altman’s Montgomery County criminal lawyer said that the prosecution brought insufficient evidence to convict her of allowing her dog to disturb the peace.
Charges came after Altman’s neighbor reported to animal services that the actress’ Labrador retriever barked all night and prevented her from sleeping. She claimed that she repeatedly attempted to contact Altman to ask her to keep the dog inside, but she was never able to reach the star. Animal services issued a barking dog citation to the actress based on the neighbor’s complaints. The acting Montgomery County attorney brought the case to district court as a result of the citation.
After the trial, the actress and her husband had little to say about the case.
This is not the first time the former Miss World 1972 had made courtroom news. In 1992, Lynda Carter Altman’s husband, attorney Robert Altman, was found not guilty of eight felony charges of securities fraud after a lengthy and highly-publicized trial. In 2008, the actress found the body of a Washington DC woman floating in the Potomac River. She called out to nearby fishermen for help and waited on the scene until police arrived.
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