Alleged mouse-torture video maker now facing trepassing charges
Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 5:18 pm

POTSDAM – A Potsdam woman who was charged just last week with making a mouse-torture video and with harassment by text message now faces a trespassing charge.

Elizabeth M. Laraby, 19, was charged by Potsdam police Wednesday with trespassing at Evergreen Park while a no trespass order against her was in place.

Potsdam police responded to a complaint at 3:20 p.m., located Laraby, and issued her a ticket ordering her appearance in court on Aug. 24.

Laraby had a court date Wednesday to answer a charge from last Friday that she had made harassing text messages.

Also last Friday, Potsdam police arrested Laraby for allegedly making a video of herself torturing a mouse. That got her felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and third-degree attempted escape. Police had become aware of a four-minute video posted on the Web allegedly showing Laraby using a lighter and a knife to torture and mutilate a mouse. While in custody on that charge, she allegedly tried to use a piece of a facial piercing to remove her restraints.

A mental health evaluation was ordered.