Posted on February 24, 2011

Hersha Howard Busted for Beating Up Roommate Jasmin Wanke Over Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies

Michael Sheridan, Daily News (New York), February 22, 2011


Hersha Howard was arrested Sunday after a battle royale that ravaged the entire apartment, according to police.

The 31-year-old Naples resident allegedly first attacked Jasmin Wanke around 1 a.m. while she was sleeping–launching an angry rant about missing Thin Mints [a popular Girl Scout cookei], Wanke told authorities.


The two argued about the cookies, then Wanke claims Howard–who according to the police report weighs 400 pounds–jumped on her and hit her in the face. They fought until Wanke’s husband pulled them apart.

Howard then allegedly chased after Wanke with a pair of scissors, police were told. Howard ditched the cutting implements, however, and instead picked up a board and whacked Wanke.

The fight moved into the kitchen, where Howard allegedly hurled her heft at Wanke again. As they fought, Howard bit Wanke’s breast and struck her several times.