The cops in Adams Township, Pennsylvania have been trying to find someone who’d been dumping a very specific type of litter for the past several months: Empty bottles of vanilla extract.
They finally set up a camera and spotted a woman throwing the bottles out of her car window.
And last week they pulled her over and figured out what was really going on.
61-year-old Mary Ranker is a recovering alcoholic. And apparently she wanted to get drunk, but her plan to avoid fully relapsing and buying liquor was to CHUG vanilla extract instead.
Since vanilla extract is about 70 proof, it actually DID get her drunk. And when the cops pulled her over, her blood-alcohol level was 0.128.
So she was charged with a DUI and littering.