Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Boise Elder Makes Mayo-Book Sandwich? Huh?

So, the insanity here continues, so again, I apologize for my absence (this is why I need more guest bloggers!). It's not only insane in my little Danielle-bubble, though. An Idaho woman is also bringing on the crazy--with condiments.

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:

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

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.

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?


  1. I'm hoping it's dementia. However, even that doesn't really explain why she would think of pouring condiments into a book drop. I wish the article had gone into her personal life a little bit. Perhaps her ex-significant other works at the library and she knows he/she is responsible for cleaning out the book drop every morning. If that's the case, I might do exactly as she has done... except add some additional "fun" ingredients... mwah ha ha

  2. Do Law that woman has issues!

    Perhaps she is taking vengeance on all who have wronged her in the past? Did she return a book or video just to have the library book Nazi make her pay the fine anyway because they lost it? Or did she pay the fine but they failed to note it in the computer and they made her pay it again (happened at my local library but it was a DVD and cost a friend $40 for a DVD she can get at Walmart for $5).

    how do you pour mayonnaise anyway? Doesn't it glop more than pour?

    You just don't know what goes on in someone's head do you? Be careful out there!