Archive for Thursday, November 6, 2008

Police interview woman in bee costume accused of graffiti

KU police say a female in a bee costume threw yellow paint on a campus building. The crime happened Tuesday morning at the Watkins Home.

November 6, 2008


Kansas University police captured a bee suspected of spraying her "pollen" on a campus building.

The costumed female threw yellow paint on the front of Watkins Home, 1540 Sunflower Road, a KU Public Safety Office report said.

The alleged crime happened between 10:45 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, the report said. The graffiti damage was reported to police around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"We found that person and they've been interviewed," said KU police Capt. Schuyler Bailey. "They were not arrested."

Bailey said he wasn't sure why the suspect was dressed like a bee.

The paint was power-washed off the building, which is used by KU's School of Social Welfare for several programs. The stone building was built in 1937.

On Monday, someone reported graffiti at Memorial Stadium. Police said an unknown suspect painted a mural on the side of the football stadium, at 11th and Maine Streets. The criminal damage occurred sometime before 11 p.m. Oct. 12, a police report said.


Phil Minkin 9 years, 2 months ago

This story gives me hives. She could have been looking for Sarah Pollen.

Kevin Sontag 9 years, 2 months ago

This has to bee the best Discussion ever!Ralph: It says 'bee' and there's a picture of a bee on it!

S0uPnAzi 9 years, 2 months ago

I think Dawn has a bee in her bonnet!

LooPerkinsucks 9 years, 2 months ago

It would have been a lot funnier if it was someone dressed as a giant dildo spraying white paint on the frat houses.

eel 9 years, 2 months ago

LooPerkinsucks (Anonymous) says: It would have been a lot funnier if ....she was tazzzzzed

Raider 9 years, 2 months ago

Just beeee happy she didn't spray your house.

Keith 9 years, 2 months ago

I've seen her confession, it says:"all i can sayis that my life is pretty plaini like watchin' the puddlesgather rainand all I can dois just pour some tea for twoand speak my point of viewbut it's not sane, its not sane"

Phil Minkin 9 years, 2 months ago

I heard she was upset when the cop said "come here honey". You have to admit there have been some great bee lines.

Ken Miller 9 years, 2 months ago

Dawn, that is quite a stinging rebuke.

bolshavik_vw 9 years, 2 months ago

gee I wonder if she buzzed into Steak N Shake and hit the bathroom stall in the Menzz room. HMMM shes been buzzzzzzzzzin somewhere along.

Zype 9 years, 2 months ago

This has got to be the biggest collection of lame jokes.Seriously.

ksdivakat 9 years, 2 months ago

or maybe its not any of our beezwhacks!! LOL

leadstone 9 years, 2 months ago

Maybee, she was only Blind and thought she was in a Melon patch.

midwestmom 9 years, 2 months ago

Dawn,Did the KU police finish their interview with you already?!!

otto 9 years, 2 months ago

I think she's just crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy!

dawn 9 years, 2 months ago

I'd heard that there was some sort of problem about bees lately-- some scarcity. Maybe a big problem down the road with pollination. Maybe this story is really important. More important than anyone can guess. Maybe this woman is doing important work, saving plants, saving the planet. Maybe she's a hero.

Dani Davey 9 years, 2 months ago

This board has to be the greatest collection of bee puns ever compiled.

somebodynew 9 years, 2 months ago

SofaKing - are you the same as the one on CJ ??? I lurk and post there also (under a different name). Just wondering ???

bearded_gnome 9 years, 2 months ago

and the sad end to this saga: she went to all this trouble to put on a silly costume, deface KU property, and the paper doesn't print what she's protesting! all we know is now the university has a bug up its butt. besides, that's a weird target for defacement? is she: opposing some aspect of education in the school of social work; when she was arrested, did they ask her "honey, how do you feel about that?" was she protesting residence halls, and the swarm mentality they promote? was she protesting against the space time continuum and somehow it has a vortex in KU's school of social work? or, was she protesting the black helicopters? no, we don't know, the newspaper just drones on about the crime, and doesn't give us the point!

imagold 9 years, 2 months ago

I saw this gal in the bee costume walking down Jayhawk Boulevard carrying what looked to be a container of yellow tempra paint. She stopped at a sign near a parking spot and then at a Kansan paper display box and tore off a piece of a page of the Kansan. She then buzzed on down the sidewalk. It was quite the outfit, complete with what looked like Ugg boots. Afterall, even the queen bee wants to dress in style. (You guys were awesome with the bee puns. I can't think of any to add, so I won't drone on.)

dontcallmedan 9 years, 2 months ago

Clearly, she was starring in some kind of bee movie. I would be looking for other suspects. Perhaps a film student attempting to get a bee-sss degree. Was there a hidden camera shooting bee roll?

Danimal 9 years, 2 months ago

So why didn't they arrest her? Was it her whimsical attire? If she would've spray painted the Campanile would they have let her walk? I just don't get this town sometimes.

notajayhawk 9 years, 2 months ago

Another somewhat poorly worded headline from the LJW. Were the police wearing bee costumes when they interviewed the woman? Was the costume accused of spraying graffiti?Okay, I'm beeing overly picky. But if they were interviewing a woman who was wearing a bee costume at the time of the questioning, how the he__ many questions did they really need to ask? Were they afraid they might have had the wrong woman in a bee costume carrying a spray can?!?

justtired 9 years, 2 months ago

i wonder if the honey combed her hair for the mugshot

dawn 9 years, 2 months ago

Save the world! Pollinate! They've killed all the bees. It's up to us now. Rise up, Lawrence! Get on those bee outfits. Grab those spray guns. Join us! Pollinate like your life depends on it!! Say it after me: "BUZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz!" Pollinate, damn it!

Christine Anderson 9 years, 2 months ago

To Bee or not to bee, that is the question...To bee is to la la la la, do-bee-do-bee-doPerhaps she was promoting a comeback by the Doobee Brothers...

AriLynne 8 years, 11 months ago

To you so obviously ignorant people, she got drugged by some psycho that was stalking her the entire semester. She splatter painted O's on the sidewalk for Obama with tempra paint, hardly "grafiti" since it would've been washed off with the next rain. And the Ugg boots you were talking about were paisley rain boots bought by her little sister. The guy that drugged her still walks around probably doing the same thing to another girl that was mistakenly too nice to him. Clearly to you people it's a much worse crime to paint almost unnoticable dots on sidewalks than drugging, stalking, and attempting to rape young women since the guy has had no consequences whatsoever. Lawrence seems to have some really delightful people.

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