LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to either 30 days in jail or 20 days on a work crew after pleading no contest to dumping four tons of horse manure in front of the Democratic National Convention headquarters, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Sean McKinney Diener was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest to a charge of illegally dumping a commercial quantity of a noxious substance.
Police said Diener, wearing a pink pig costume, was arrested Aug. 12 after he drove a rented truck to the front of the Wilshire Grand Hotel and dumped the manure on the sidewalk.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan gave Diener the choice of jail time or work on a Caltrans crew, a graffiti-removal crew or a Hollywood Beautification crew.
The judge also ordered Diener to pay $1,350 in fines in assessments, plus restitution to the hotel for the cost of cleaning up the mess.