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Grandma Booked in Boise, in Library "Condiment Crime Spree"; Doesn't Hold the Mayo, Say Cops

Joy Cassidy (Ada County Sheriff's Dept.)
Ada County Sheriff's Dept.
Joy Cassidy (Ada County Sheriff's Dept.)

BOISE, Idaho (AP) "Joy" probably isn't the first word that comes to mind when police in Boise think of the 74-year-old granny charged with making a mess in a year-long "condiment crime spree." Police arrested Joy L. Cassidy Sunday after she allegedly pulled through the drive-thru of the Ada County library and poured an entire jar of mayonnaise into the box designated for books.

Police say the book vandalism started in May 2009 after library employees reported finding books in the drop box smothered in corn syrup and ketchup.

Is it possible the 74-year-old grandma has been mistaking the drop box for a food drive bin?

It's a stretch...one that police would never consider given the more than ten condiment-related crimes they believe were committed by this seemingly sly septuagenarian.

So, of course, they booked her.

Cassidy was released from jail and faces a misdemeanor charge of malicious injury to property.