The Associated Press announced late last night that an elderly woman--Joy Cassidy, according to The Weekly Vice)--in Boise has been going on a spree of condiment-related crimes. Her most recent hit? Pouring mayonaisse in a book drop at a local library:
Those of you who know me personally are fully aware of my hatred of condiments. That said, if I were a librarian and found the book drop full of any such substance, I would likely be scarred for life. This I know.
Police said a 74-year-old woman arrested after pouring mayonnaise in the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest in a yearlong spree of condiment-related crimes of the same sort. The woman was arrested Sunday at the library, moments after police said she pulled through the outside drive-through and dumped an open jar of mayonnaise in the box designated for reading materials.
The woman was released from the county jail and faces a misdemeanor charge of malicious injury to property. Police did not disclose a motive.
Boise police said the woman is under investigation for at least 10 similar cases of vandalism since May 2009. Library employees have reported finding books in the drop box covered in corn syrup and ketchup.
See the post from the AP HERE
Also check out a hysterical and detailed account of the crime from The Weekly Vice HERE
What I don't know, however, is why on earth does this woman find it necessary to dump condiments in a book drop? Is it simply a case of dementia, or just a really intense hatred of the written word?