Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - New waiting period for Mayo?

We are back to the left coast for this edition of What the Hell Wednesday. This week in Boise, Idaho a woman was arrested for one of the most unusual crimes I have ever heard of. Here is the original story:

Boise, ID
Condiment vandalism: Woman, 74, arrested

Police said a Boise woman was arrested after mayonnaise was poured into the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest in a yearlong spree of condiment-related crimes.

Joy L. Cassidy, 74, was arrested last week at the library moments after police say she pulled up to the drive through and dumped mayonnaise in the box of reading materials.

Cassidy was booked and released from the county hail on a misdemeanor charge of malicious injury to property. Police did not disclose a motive.

Boise police said Cassidy is under investigation in at least 10 similar cases of vandalism since May 2009. Library employees have reported finding books in the drop box covered with corn syrup and ketchup. - The Associated Press (as printed in The Oregonian on 6/20/2010)

Oh My God, Boise. Your police are staking out the local library for the "Mayo Bandit"? Slow day down at the precinct? I bet. How close do you think they were to calling in the SWAT Team? Big time police operation to be sure. It was either catch this crazy or legislate a five day waiting period on all Mayo purchases.

But how about this woman? Look, lady, when I check out a bad book, I just stop reading it and remember the name of the crappy author. But I don't prep it like some ham on rye. It was my lousy choice and not the library's fault. Of course, then again, perhaps the woman had been "shushed" just once too often and, not being a gun owner, thank God, she went to her pantry and plotted revenge. I would hate to see what happens if she rents a bad movie that she actually had to pay good money for. Return the DVD in a magnetic case? This sort of behavior probably started with her not rewinding back in the old VHS days. She's baaad.

I bet her favorite book is Fahrenheit 451. I also bet she went to the University of Idaho - nickname - (yup) Vandals. Clearly all those loose Vandals in Idaho keep the local authorities quite busy and if all of the Vandal shenanigans are like Joy Cassidy's the cops will find themselves repeating - What the Hell?

15 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha. i wonder what made her snap...she's reading one day and suddenly a kid jumps on a condiment pack spraying her....i dunno. kinda weird...

Subby said...

Or maybe she just needs help...I'd refer her to the( wait for it... ) "Mayo Clinic"...!

Hey! When did libraries get drive-throughs????

Tabor said...

Being a former librarian I think they ought to throw the book at her! (ouch)

lakeviewer said...

A vandal in her old age! What is she on? Get her to a doctor, soon.

willow said...

My condiment of choice would be ketchup!

Prayer Girl said...

This just seems to prove my belief that people are kind of nuts!!!

I think I'll have some mayo with my nuts.... :)

PG

Caty said...

Maybe she had a bad librarian in high school? hmm...nutty! And they put it in the news...wow

Deb said...

Omg this had me laughing hysterically, from the story to your commentary! You're a trip! What makes people do such stupid shit?

*squirts ketchup atchya*

Joanna Jenkins said...

"condiment-related crimes" Do we actually have laws for mayo? What a hoot.
Thanks for the laugh.
jj

Subby said...

LMAO @ Tabor's comment!

Monkey Man said...

These WTHWs are generating some hysterical comments....think I'll keep it going.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I like WTHW! Sorry I stopped by on Thursday and thanks for letting me know about your post!
I think people like her are just here on earth to make me look and seem super, normal and really, really smart!

Take good care, MM!!

T

Tina said...

Hmmm...maybe we have a new "going postal". Mayo mayhem?? I was very entertained by this, thanks for sharing it!

Marla said...

I bet she is murder with a ketchup package.

Adoption of Jane said...

LMAO! At post & comments!!!