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Florida woman put 400 Easter eggs filled with porn in mailboxes, deputies say. Here’s why

Abril Cestoni was upset at churches, Flagler County deputies say

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Multiple Flagler County residents recently found little plastic Easter eggs placed inside their mailboxes, but instead of being filled with treats, the eggs were hiding pornographic images and fish-shaped crackers. Authorities say a 42-year-old Florida woman is responsible.

Jail records show Abril Cestoni, 42, was arrested early Thursday after deputies received tips that a woman was going around a neighborhood placing the pornographic eggs in mailboxes. Deputies said that based on the tips they received and home surveillance video, they were able to conduct a traffic stop on Cestoni, who later admitted to making the porn on a computer program.

Abril Cestoni is accused of putting porn-stuffed Easter eggs in mailboxes.
Abril Cestoni is accused of putting porn-stuffed Easter eggs in mailboxes. (Flagler County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies said they determined Cestoni worked at a Publix grocery store nearby and would “deliver” the eggs after her shift ended.

Jail records show Abril Cestoni, 42, was arrested early Thursday after deputies received tips that a woman was going around a neighborhood placing the pornographic eggs in mailboxes. Deputies said that based on the tips they received and home surveillance video, they were able to conduct a traffic stop on Cestoni, who later admitted to making the porn on a computer program.

Cestoni told deputies she put messages inside the eggs because she said she wanted to educate people on the need for churches and pastors to give money to less fortunate.

“Abril stated she was ‘a church’ and had a business license. Abril said she was conducting research on local clergy and people deserved to know the truth,” the arrest report read.

“She certainly has a bizarre almost zealous opinion of churches and what they should believe in and how they should teach the teachings of the bible,” Sheriff Rick Staly said.

Body camera video shows she said she is not a fanatic.

According to records, Cestoni delivered 400 of the pornography-filled eggs in total since Monday.

“Our team did a great job in tracking this deranged offender down and taking her into custody,” Staly said. “Thankfully she did not appear to be sick with COVID-19 symptoms, but she certainly needs some help. This again proves that ‘see something, say something’ works and we thank the community for being part of our guardianship policing philosophy.”

In each of the cases, residents reported noticing that the flag on their mailbox was in the up position and when they checked to see why, they found the egg, which contained a fish-shaped cracker, a sheet of toilet paper, a powdered drink mix and a crumbled up pornographic image.

“In my career, it’s a pretty bizarre case,” Staly said.

Cestoni is being charged with violating the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis and at least 11 counts of distributing obscene material. She is being held on $7,000 bond, according to the Flagler County Jail.


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