PORTLAND — The woman who spent four hours wedged between the walls of two buildings in downtown Portland will not be charged with a crime, police said Friday.
Sgt. Pete Simpson, a police spokesman, said detectives investigated a lead that Anita Mann, 30, was a graffiti artist trying to deface one of the buildings when she fell early Wednesday, but there were no marks or paint cans at the scene. Detectives also checked into whether Anita Mann is the woman’s real name. It is.
“The speculation of course was: ‘Anita Mann? Wasn’t that one of Bart Simpson’s names?’" he said, referring to the prank-playing animated TV character.
It’s still unknown what the woman was doing on the building at 3:45 a.m. and how she fell into a space 8 inches wide. Firefighters cut a hole through a concrete garage wall and used an air bag and a soapy lubricant to free her.