Reality and Sanity

June 2, 2006

She Should Have Been the Understudy in an Agatha Christie Play

Filed under: Stupid Criminal Tricks — Paul @ 2:06 pm

If you want to be the lead in a high school play, simply do a better job of acting than your rival, rather than trying to poison her: Dousing the Dew.

A Texas teenager angling for the lead role in a school play is facing charges that she spiked a competing actress's drink with Clorox. Katherine Smith, 18, was arrested this week and hit with a felony rap for tampering with a consumer product (in this case a bottle of Mountain Dew she gave to a 15-year-old rival).

I envision a Law and Order "Ripped from the Headlines" episode coming next season:

Smith was the understudy of the teen victim in a play called "Ha." By dosing the younger actress's Dew, Smith believed that she would take over the play's lead role. The warrant notes that Smith "had a lot of family coming in from out of town to see the play and watch her perform." Additionally, Smith's mother believed that her daughter was the play's main character, not an understudy for the February performances at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst.

She's legally an adult; how much has this one stupid decision possibly screwed up her life?

Smith faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the spiking bid.


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