Stephen: NJ neighbourhood plagued by “pickle bandit”
Residents of one New Jersey neighborhood are in a real pickle trying to figure out who keeps leaving pickled cucumbers all over their properties. “I’ve seen large pickles smushed in the street. I’ve had pickles in my yard. [My neighbor’s] had a few pickles. Everybody gets pickled. It’s crazy,” says Bound Brook resident Jill Suposs. Adds neighbor Kristin Duska, pointing at her yard, “This is one of the spots that one of the pickle chips was found last week.” New Jersey News 12 reports that evidence of a local “pickle bandit” includes “dill spears tossed in the driveways, whole crisp gherkins found on front steps, [and] bread and butter pickle slices lying like cucumber roadkill on the sidewalk.” While the pickles have been appearing for several months, neighbors only started to realize that it was a community-wide problem after they spent some of their time in quarantine sharing stories about their mutual pickle problem. The still-unidentified pickle bandit seemingly likes to target several houses at a time, but otherwise, the scheme seems pretty random.