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article imageFla. woman charged with assault after roommate nabbed Thin Mints

By Kay Mathews     Feb 23, 2011 in Crime
Police arrested a Florida woman after she allegedly chased her roommate with a pair of scissors, struck her with a board, bit her, and hit her with a sign. The dispute was over Girl Scout cookies.
It is the season for the sale of Girl Scout cookies and Thin Mints are the bestsellers. At least one fan of the tasty treats did not let their nabbing by a roommate go without consequences.
Hersha Howard, of Collier County, was arrested Sunday after being charged "with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon," reports msnbc.com.
What preceded the arrest involved a hungry Howard wanting to eat her Thin Mint cookies. Upon finding that they were gone, Howard reportedly barged into her roommate's room and accused Jasmin Wanke of theft. Wanke told Howard that she had given the cookies to Howard's children.
Wanke offered to pay Howard $10 for the cookies, which generally cost $3.50 per box, but that did not satisfy Howard and the fight began.
According to Time NewsFeed, "The Sheriff's Office reports that she then chased Wanke down the stairs with a pair of scissors before abandoning them and picking up a board with which she struck Wanke, following her in to the kitchen. During this stage of the fight, Howard bit her roommate in the breast and then continued to hit her."
Wanke managed to get outside the house where police said "Howard grabbed a sign and started hitting her again," states msnbc.com.
After the police arrived, Howard, 31, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery.
Howard was taken to jail where, reports indicate, Thin Mints will were not served. According to the AP, Howard was released Monday on $10,000 bail.
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