Friday, May 26, 2023 12:41 AM

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (WABC) — The mystery surrounding the trail of pasta found in the Old Bridge has finally been solved.

Officials announced that no charges will be filed against the man responsible for dumping more than 500 pounds of pasta in the woods earlier this month.

Human rights defenders of the community say that the unknown man was suffering from a mental illness.

Residents of Old Bridge were surprised when more than 500 pounds of macaroni, spaghetti and ziti were strewn along the stream at Veterans Park.

Police believe the giant piles of raw pasta, which stretched more than 25 feet into a wooded area, were removed from their packaging and then dumped along a creek.

Officers say they were initially unaware of the incident because there were no calls or reports from residents, other than Facebook posts.

After a report was made, two utility workers arrived to clean up the area.

Authorities say they were able to dispose of all the paste in less than an hour.


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