Not guilty plea for man who taunted La Crosse Police on stolen camera

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A not guilty plea is entered for a La Crosse man who videotaped himself taunting police on a camcorder he allegedly stole.

20-year-old Houaka Yang was arrested in May for allegedly stealing items from unlocked cars. Surveillance video allegedly shows then stealing a camcorder from one car.

In one of 20 videos on the camcorder, Yang says,”This is my house, yes, and a stolen camera that I stole, but it’s ok the cops won’t figure it out. To introduce you my name is Houaka Yang so yeah, how do you do? ….this is me, Hi.”

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Yang stood mute during a brief hearing Tuesday in La Crosse County Court, and a judge entered a not guilty plea for him.

Yang faces seven misdemeanor theft charges. He is scheduled to appear in court again in October.