Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Power of Cheese

I may have misplaced several personal items in classic absent-minded fashion, but this is something truly special--a nearly deadly cheese caper. Even for queso fresco, this seems to be going overboard.(via Neil)

Woman Allegedly Hires Hit Man for Cheese

The Associated PressTuesday, December 6, 2005; 7:01 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In an unusual case of mistaken identity, a woman who thought a block of white cheese was cocaine is charged with trying to hire a hit man to rob and kill four men. The woman also was mistaken about the hit man. He turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Jessica Sandy Booth, 18, was arrested over the weekend and remains in jail with bond set at $1 million on four charges of attempted murder and four counts of soliciting a murder.

According to police, Booth was in the Memphis home of the four intended victims last week when she mistook a block of queso fresco cheese for cocaine _ inspiring the idea to hire someone to break into the home, take the drugs, and kill the men.

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