Monday, January 31, 2011

Woman who dumped condiments in book drop pleads guilty

 Idaho - An Idaho library has closed the book on a string of condiment attacks against its book-drop now that the ketchup-wielding criminal has been jailed. “We’re relieved it’s resolved; it’s been going on for a while,” Ann Costello, reference librarian at Ada County Community Library, said of incidences that began in 2009 when library books in a drive-up drop-box were smothered with substances like corn syrup. Joy Cassidy, 75, Boise, pleaded guilty to malicious injury to property stemming from more than 10 assaults on the book-drop totaling more than $1,000 in damages. An Idaho judge sentenced Cassidy to a month in jail and ordered her to have no contact with Boise area libraries for two years.  More…

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