Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Condiment Bandit Caught

Borrowers at Boise's bookmobiles can breathe a little easier now that the local Condiment Bandit has been taken into custody by Boise authorities.  Joy L. Cassidy (pic), 74 has been on the lam since July 6 when she failed to appear on charges dating back to March involving a misdemeanor assault charges on the constabulary.  Reporter, Katy Moeller at the Idaho Statesman supplies the details:

"[Mrs.] Cassidy failed to show up in court July 6 for hearings on two separate cases, including a March 20 charge of battery on arresting officer. The warrants were $1,000 each, according to the Ada County jail. She posted bail and has been released.  The 74-year-old Boise woman was charged with felony malicious injury to property in June. At the time of her arrest, she was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license (gun was under her car seat).

Police say Cassidy dumped maple syrup, corn syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise on library materials in a book drop at the Ada Community Library in South Boise on at least 10 occasions since May of 2009.

According to Andrea Dearden, a spokeswoman for the Ada County Sheriff's Office, Cassidy was booked into the Ada County jail on misdemeanor malicious injury to property on June 13; she was released on $300 bond. She was booked into the jail again on a felony malicious injury to property charge on June 17; she was released on June 18 after posting $10,000 bond."
I'm guessing in Boise that packets of condiments are probably a little more serious than packing heat, Idaho being the NRA-heartland and all. 

I'm so happy to bring you this story of a fugitive brought to justice after all the downers of the last few days.

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