A barefoot art student named Kayvon Edson was taken into custody last night after he apparently left two backpacks at the site of last year's Boston Marathon bombings. The backpacks, later detonated by law enforcement officials, were filled will rice cookers — much like the pressure cookers used to make the actual marathon bombs — and confetti.
Why would someone leave a backpack filled with confetti at the site of a deadly backpack bombing? And on the anniversary of that tragedy? Edson hasn't explained himself, so we don't really know what he was thinking. But judging by his bizarre online persona and an extensive record of what could only be considered performance art on the internet, this hoax appears to be another page from that book.
Yesterday, the 25-year-old Edson, who says on his Facebook page that he's a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, posted a pretty dumb list of jokes about last year's bombings to his blog. A sample is at the right:
Another captioned photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reads, "Had a blast at the marathon!!! Y U Stalin 2 Call Me????????" Super. He put that image on his Facebook timeline. That post is now appended with tons of comments from people who think he is an idiot. Like this one:
During his apparent performance art thing at the site of the bombings last night, Edson wore a long black veil, no shoes, and yelled "Boston Strong!" according to witnesses. It was probably this veil, used in some other art he made last year and posted to Youtube.
This post originally appeared on The Wire.