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Confetti Bomber: Kooky Art Student Arrested After Boston Marathon

Posted on | April 16, 2014 | 13 Comments

A mentally ill art student was arrested Tuesday at the Boston Marathon after he attempted a hoax on the first anniversary of the deadly bombing at the race. Kevin “Kayvon” Edson, 25, reportedly had a confetti-filled rice cooker in a backpack. Edson was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and possession of a hoax device, WBZ-TV reported.

Before his arrest, Edson had posted homosexual-themed tributes to jailed bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev on his blog and Facebook page: “Sexy til proven innocent . . . Boy-o-boy, I’d pressure cook him a meal n’ bring him homo to Mama. . . . Happy Anniversary, babe!”

The New York Daily News reports: “In a YouTube video posted by Edson in 2012, he describes himself as ‘a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a performance artist, a mental patient, a blogger/bloggerist, a jailbird, a college dropout and a drag queen.'”

Edson “is, or was, a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design,” Samar Kalaf reported at Deadspin, where commenters noted that Edson’s videos make reference to bipolar disorder and McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Edson’s hoax caused a serious security scare at the Boston Marathon, as was captured in dozens of Twitter messages.



  • Quartermaster

    Part of his self description is right. Consequently, he can’t be a total wack job.

  • Xmas

    McLean is famous as the hospital featured in ‘Girl Interrupted’.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Wackadoo. Some jokes are not funny. This is one. And while mentally ill, he probably knows right from wrong too. So it is criminal.

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  • John_LC_Silvoney

    You do realize that “mentally ill art student” is a redundancy , don’t you?

  • Matthew W

    This guy might be the one person on the planet dumber than Joe Biden if he thought in any way this was a good idea.

  • richard mcenroe

    What has become of the Boston PD? This assclown doesn’t look nearly pounded enough.

    That said, kudos to the two cops who took him down and cleared the area for a job well done.

  • richard mcenroe

    Oh, and for a fashion designer-drag queen, his costume sucked. Like totally derivative. He looked more like the Black Widow in her original Breakfast at Tiffany’s/Jackie O costume than an angel of death.

  • Rob Crawford

    They say psychology students enter the field to figure out what’s wrong with themselves; art students enter the field to indulge in what’s wrong with themselves.

  • M. Thompson

    This guy is a mental paitient. He shouldn’t be around society.

    I kind of pity him.

  • Bozikek

    Hey look, another drag “queen” with clear mental issues and starving for attention… I almost see a pattern!

  • CrustyB

    I don’t hate homosexuals or drag queens, any more than I hate anyone else who is mentally ill.

  • Kirby McCain

    We’re having a run on crazy looking people.