Recently, a very unstoppable-looking act of mischief was uncovered in the Garden State.
A series of photos taken by Old Bridge, New Jersey, neighborhood activist Nina Jochnowitz surfaced in a closed Facebook group on April 27 and quickly went viral online.
The photographs, later shared on a public Facebook group called “Old Bridge Parents 2.0,” show an odd incidence of illegal dumping in Veterans Park.
“The Mayor and his (posse) continue to ignore the Sixth Ward. No surprise when we see the dumping of construction and other garbage spewed in all of the neighborhoods,” reads Jochnowitz’s post on the public forum. “This week, there was a new type of dumping, of excessive food, PASTA.”
The pictures depict actual mountains of spaghetti, elbow macaroni, and ziti scattered among the park’s vegetation. Additionally, there was no sauce, Parmesan, or meatballs; it was just basic pasta.
The article estimates that “more than 500 pounds of pasta” was thrown into the park’s streams.
Despite this, the news soon went viral. It flooded Reddit, TikTok, and other social media platforms like Marinara, even though it is only actually crucial for the neighborhood’s residents and possible park visitors.
“Someone very mysteriously dumped 3-400 pounds of pasta in the woods in old bridge, nj …… i need to know everything,” @worrystonee wrote on Twitter.
someone very mysteriously dumped 3-400 pounds of pasta in the woods in old bridge, nj …… i need to know everything pic.twitter.com/z6D1e7u2JJ
— pasta girl (@worrystonee) May 2, 2023
Reddit users also uploaded screenshots of Jochnowitz’s private group posting.
“An estimated 300-400 lbs of pasta was mysteriously dumped alongside a creek near Veterans Park in Old Bridge last week,” In the r/newjersey subreddit, user u/stormborn72 posted a message that echoed Jochnowitz’s initial estimation. (Whether 300 pounds or 500, everyone can agree it was a lot.)
“I’m sure the comments will not disappoint,” the post continues. “Only in NJ.”
“We should send the perpetrators to the state penne tentiary,” joked one Reddit user.
“The police won’t stop until the perpetrator is aldente-fied,” added another Redditor.
“There’s carb-loading, and then there’s carb unloading,” tweeted one person. “Either way, this is pasta point of no return.”
There’s carb-loading, and then there’s carb unloading.
Either way, this is pasta point of no return.
— Comic Book Yeti (@ComicBookYeti) May 3, 2023
An Old Bridge Township official who was contacted for comment verified to TODAY.com that pasta had indeed been dropped in the park.
According to Himanshu Shah, business administrator for Old Bridge Township, “On April 28, 2023 pictures of illegally dumped pasta started to circulate on several local Facebook groups,” the Township didn’t receive any calls or reports from residents and only learned about the pasta through the Facebook posts.
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“DPW visited the site and did in fact find what appeared to be 15 wheel barrel loads of illegal dumped pasta along a creek in a residential neighborhood,” Shah claims, adding that the Public Works informed the neighborhood police.
Following the incident report taken by the police, two public works workers cleaned the area. According to Shah, they packed all the pasta in less than an hour.
“We would estimate several hundred pounds of uncooked pasta that was removed from the packaging and then dumped along the creek,” Shah added. “It looks like it was only there for a short time but moisture did start to soften some of the pasta.”
Some neighbors who think they’ve solved the macaroni mystery told NBC News New York that the pasta was likely dumped by a man cleaning out his deceased mother’s home in the area.
“I mean, I really feel like he was just trying to clear out his parents’ house and they were probably stocked up from COVID,” Keith Rost, a neighbor, told NBC New York that he believed it was a generational preference. “My grandparents always had a cupboard full of cans and pasta, just to be safe.”
There are countless possibilities.
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