NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Police say a brawl between roommates over Girl Scout cookies led to assault charges against one of them.
According to the Naples Daily News, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reports that 31-year-old Hersha Howard woke up her roommate early Sunday and accused her of eating her Thin Mints.
They argued and deputies say that it turned physical with Howard chasing her roommate with scissors and hitting her repeatedly with a board and then a sign.
Police say the roommate’s husband tried to separate them. The roommate said she gave the cookies to Howard’s children.
Howard is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was released Monday on $10,000 bail.
Wow. No one loves a good cookie more than me and if someone ate all of my homemade chocolate chip cookies with pecans and chocolate and peanut butter chips (the secret ingredient!) I would not be happy. I might even express that unhappiness in the form of a verbal exclamation such as “Hey!! I am really mad that you ate all of my cookies!” but to chase that person with scissors (someone could put an eye out!!!) and beat that person with a board and a sign! (A sign….really??…..the board wasn’t enough?) There is something seriously wrong when that is what your mind comes up with as a course of action when faced with an empty Thin Mints box. I shudder to think what would happen if the roommate borrowed this woman’s favorite sweater.
~ Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be,” - she always called me Elwood - “In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.~ Elwood P. Dowd From the movie, Harvey