Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Woman attacks roommate over Girl Scout cookies

Thomas Northcut/(c) Thomas Northcut | Stock Image

Hersha Howard is a different kind of Cookie Monster.

The Naples, Fla. woman is accused of attacking her roommate for taking her Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies.

The roommate, Jasmin Wanke, told police she was sleeping when Ms. Howard burst into her bedroom, freaking out that Ms. Wanke had eaten her Thin Mints.

Story continues below advertisement

Ms. Wanke protested, saying she offered the cookies to Ms. Howard's children because they were awake and hungry at 1 a.m.

That's when things turned: Ms. Howard allegedly hit her roommate in the face, bit her breast, chased her around with a pair of scissors, hit her with a board and then a sign.

She is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Although this case is exceptional, roommate co-habitation doesn't end well in many cases.

Share your horror stories in the comments field. What's the worst thing you've seen a roommate do?

Editor's Note: Ms. Howard allegedly attacked Ms. Wanke. Due to an editing error, incorrect information orginally appeared in this article.

Report an error
About the Author

Zosia More

Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.