By Debbie Burke
On Palm Sunday 2020, residents of Flagler County in Florida found small plastic eggs in their mailboxes. Had the Easter Bunny arrived early?
When recipients cracked open the eggs, they found each one contained a sheet of toilet paper, a goldfish cracker, fizzy drink powder, and…a crumpled page of pornography.
Even by 2020 weirdness standards, this incident rated high on the Bizarro-meter.
Sheriff Rick Staley asked the community to check their home surveillance cams and call leads into Crimestoppers to try to determine the identity of the perverse egg dispenser.
The following Thursday, based on a tip, deputies arrested Abril Cestoni, 42, a supermarket employee who reportedly had delivered about 400 plastic eggs to area mailboxes. She had created the pornographic pages using a computer program.
The reason is not exactly clear.
Here’s bodycam video from the arresting officer.
If there was an explanation in the footage, I missed it.
Ms. Cestoni was charged with multiple counts of distributing obscene materials, failure to appear on a traffic summons, and violating the governor’s stay-at-home order.
According to the Inmate Detail form, charges were later dismissed or she was sentenced to time served.
To the relief of Flagler County residents, on Easter Sunday, the legitimate Easter Bunny delivered regular Easter eggs.
TKZers: Have you run across any particularly bizarre and/or inexplicable crimes in the past year or so? Please share in the comments.