In Boise, Idaho a senior citizen was recently arrested after a string of unusual book deposits at her local library. It seems since 2009 someone had been leaving little surprises in the drive-up drop-boxes resulting in books being covered in such items as maple syrup, mayonnaise and ketchup.
The old condiment Queen was charged with 10 such slimy deposits over the last two years. Her efforts caused roughly $1,000 in damages.
Police say the woman, who's now spending a month in jail, apparently had some issues with the library's patrons and staff. Hmm. No kidding.
As I understand it, to save money, the library decided to simply rename some of the classic volumes the old biddy had damaged.
These books are rumoured to include:
To Syrup With Love
Pride and Pear Juice
Mess of the d'Urbervilles
The Invisible Yam
The Red Badge of Ketchup
Uncle Tom's Mayo
The Unbearable Relish of Being
The Ketchup in The Rye
The Strange Case of Dr Dijon and Grey Poupon
Librarians decided to leave Jean-Paul Sarte's classic Nausea well enough alone.
Police did not expect to encounter any further Grapes of Wrath as the 75 year-old culprit has been banned from the library for two years.