Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - Library Vandal Update

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your local library, the Boise, Idaho library return deposit vandal splashes back into the news. If you don't feel like using the link to get the original story, allow me to remind you that our vandal was arrested to throwing mayonnaise, among other condiment items, into a local Boise library book return bin. Here is the latest as seen in the Sunday, July 18 issue of The Oregonian.

Boise -

Suspected condiment vandal arrested again

Boise police have again arrested a woman who is accused of repeatedly dumping maple syrup, corn syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise into a library book drop in Idaho's capital city.

Authorities issued a pair of warrants for 74-year-old Joy Cassidy's arrest earlier this month after she failed to appear in court.

But she turned herself in last week at the Ada County jail. Cassidy originally was arrested June 13.

That's after police say she poured mayonnaise in the library's book drop that day - and was a person of interest in at least 10 other condiment-related incidents since May 2009 at the Ada Community Library in Boise.

In addition to malicious injury to property, Cassidy also has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license.

The weapon was under her car seat, in violation of Idaho law. - The Associated Press

Woo Whee! That is such a HUGE leap from condiments to firearms. I swear you can't make this stuff up. Have you ever been out on an old country road and driven past a deer crossing sign that locals have obviously mistaken for the real thing and peppered it with bullets? Well, I can just picture Joy hanging out her window, 45 in hand, firing away at the book bin - paper and metal flying everywhere.

At first I envisioned her as some grandmotherly woman shuffling along with her mayo jar, but now??? We're talking a teeth gritting Ma Barker with Tommy Gun barrel flashing away at those evil books. Perhaps she is one of those who sees Huckleberry Fin as racist - uh, look when it was written? Or maybe she thinks Steven King isn't violent enough.

All I know is that I am very grateful she showed up in the paper again so I could read the article and loudly proclaim "What the Hell?"

20 comments:

Tabor said...

Geese! What in the H... did the library do to her to push her off the deep end? Libraries are so accommodating...provide office supplies, free training on computers, free literature and information, great used book sales and 99% charming staff. This lady needs to be locked up somewhere.

Brian Miller said...

lord, it think she cracked...she obviously need help...crazy

Deb said...

Wow that's crazy. I wonder if this woman has a family or a husband...??? I remember this old whacky lady who lived down the street who was a hoarder, MAJOR hoarder who always got arrested. She was in her mid-sixties. But she didn't have family, and the very few she had were distant or just indifferent toward her. Sounds like mental issues with this lady, but damn, that condiment crap is funny!

Mona said...

That one needs help. She is not in her right mind surely!

Ma Baker? did she saw off her son??

She sure handled a gun though!

In India we do have women leaping from condiments ( kitchen) to handling arms ( in the army)

Matty said...

You just wonder what goes through their mind to do stuff like this. If she has a complaint or axe to grind, there are other more mature ways of getting your point across.

Enchanted Oak said...

The violent form of Alzheimer's????? A deep resentment for late fines?????

Eric Alder said...

Maybe she's checked out the 'Twilight' series and decided that the modern literary world had just gotten too bland?


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Caty said...

I'm thinking she needs a psych consult! She has got a major problem with library books! her inside voices are probably telling her all about their conspiracies!

Mama Zen said...

I just like the phrase "condiment-related-incident."

justsomethoughts... said...

unless she is mentally ill, i really hope she sits in jail for a very long time.
the end.

the walking man said...

I can only assume that she didn't find the books were flavorful enough and that she felt she was doing those communities a great service by spicing the verbiage up some.

The Bipolar Diva said...

what an idiot and a perfect fit for WTH?

moondustwriter said...

needed the condiments to prove she was packing.

Ha what a story MM
some things you can't make up.
I have a good one (true story that I was part of)but am thinking of writing it as a short story, screen play would work too!

Moon smiles

moondustwriter said...

BTW thanks for all your comments this week

Alice Audrey said...

Why condiments?

Subby said...

Hmmm...I noticed that the article avers to a "concealed" weapon but does not allude to a firearm as such...lots o' things can be concealed ( like a jar of mustard... )I thought the mayo was bad enough!

And I'm thinkin' not a lot of effort was put into this on the part of the local constabulary. I mean how hard could it be to catch her? Just thinkin'...I'll go now...

Unknown Mami said...

She's a friggin' outlaw!

Jingle said...

she is in trouble..
help is needed.

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Marla said...

There is nothing scarier than an old, menopausal lady with a firearm. Just ask my husband.