NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a fight between two roommates leading to a woman's arrest began as a dispute about a box of Girl Scout cookies.
The police report of the incident said Hersha Howard, 31, of Naples, woke her roommate during the weekend and accused her of eating her box of Thin Mints, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported Tuesday.
The other woman said she had given the cookies to Howard's children and offered to pay $10 for the box, but police said Howard rejected the offer and the women began to argue. The confrontation turned physical and the other woman's husband had to separate them.
Police said Howard then grabbed a pair of scissors and chased the woman, eventually dropping the scissors in favor of a board, which she used to strike her roommate.
Howard allegedly knocked the woman to the ground and hit her repeatedly, until the woman's husband again separated them, and Howard then picked up a sign and struck the woman again.
Howard was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.