Wednesday, December 07, 2005

And now, from the "Behold, the power of cheese!" files, and Yahoo! News...

Sudiegirl sez:

I like cheese just as much as the next person, but this article truly proves to me that, as the song says, "the cheese stands alone".

Or, as Steve Martin would say, "Hey, omelet du fromage!"

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Woman Allegedly Hires Hit Man for Cheese
Tue Dec 6, 7:01 PM ET

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. (Ah...apparently she was the bright one in her family, huh?)

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. (Something tells me she's not getting bailed out anytime soon.)

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. (Apparently, she believes in leaving no cheese unturned.)

An informant described the plot to police, who arranged a meeting between Booth and the undercover officer. (Interesting...I'd have loved to been there to listen in. Something tells me this girl has more eyeshadow than brain matter.)

The undercover officer gave Booth some nonfunctioning handguns, bought ammunition for her because she was too young, and the two proceeded to the home under police surveillance. (And she didn't suspect a thing...)

Booth told the officer that any children inside the house old enough to testify would have to be killed, police said. (Either that, or she was afraid the kids would outsmart her or something.)

A search of the home with the permission of the occupants revealed no drugs — only the white, crumbly cheese common in Mexican cuisine. (I'll bet the look on her face was PRICELESS!)

"Four men were going to lose their lives over some cheese," said Lt. Jeff Clark, who heads Project Safe Neighborhoods. (Well, I suppose there are more dignified ways to die, but come on! It's CHEESE!)

Sudiegirl's final comment?

Personally, I prefer a nice cheddar or Havarti.