Call it the wake-up call from hell. Police in Collier County Florida say early Sunday morning 31-year old Hersha Howard woke her roommate up and accused her of eating her Thin Mints. The dispute escalated from there with the two women arguing back and forth over the missing cookies. But then things got out of control.
According to the Associated Press:
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.
Far be it from us to downplay the goodness that are Thin Mints, but this is really not Girl Scout behavior. On the local news in Florida, newscasters are calling Howard “The Thin Mint Thrasher.” Definitely not a good look.
And while it’s easy to call Howard a hothead, really, this is an example of how words unsaid can lead to relationships gone wrong. It’s hard to believe anyone could get this outraged over a comfort food treat, no matter how delicious. More than likely, there was a preceding set of incidents between the two women and missing cookies were the final straw.
As anyone who has ever lived with a roommate can testify, sometimes it does take all we have to keep from snapping. I too had to deal with roommate drama in college, namely the case of the missing Whole Foods hot buffet greens (don’t sleep on them). However, I’m a lover not a fighter and would brawl over few things- certainly not some Thin Mints. But any argument that goes from zero to sixty usually points back to the conversations that were never had. Communication is vital.
For those wondering, Howard was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was release on $10,000 bail- a steep price to pay for some snacks.