Someone in Westport Is Leaving Chunks of Coconuts in Mailboxes
I've seen some pretty weird stuff in Westport, but this one takes the cake ... or coconut.
On Wednesday morning, lifelong Westporter Nicole Martin Wood found a random chunk of coconut in her mailbox, leaving her somewhat confused. Or a lot confused. This is a story you can't make up.
Now, I won't mention the road Wood lives on to protect her privacy, but hers wasn't the only house targeted by the coconut culprit.
"My neighbor next door had a piece, I had one and my parents also," Wood said. "I'm patiently waiting to ask my mailman."
My first thought: It had to be a squirrel or some kind of wild animal storing and hiding food to stock up for the winter, but my theory was shot right out the window when I found out that all three mailboxes had doors. In order to place anything inside would require someone or something to open the latch. Also, coconuts don't grow around here.
If you need human hands to open and shut mailboxes, then there's no doubt in my mind that the neighborhood kids were playing some kind of weird prank.
Why coconuts? Your guess is as good as mine.
I won't even begin to bring up the legality of putting anything in someone's mailbox without it going through the U.S. Postal Service.
Lastly, I'm more concerned about anyone who might have an allergy to coconuts or nuts in general coming in contact with the fruit. Something as harmless as this might be could quickly turn into a visit to the emergency room.
It's a long shot, but if anyone has information, shoot me an email at Gazelle@Fun107.com so I can get to the bottom of this mysterious coconut culprit.