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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.



13 Responses to “Confetti Bomber: Kooky Art Student Arrested After Boston Marathon”

  1. Quartermaster
    April 16th, 2014 @ 7:45 am

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

  2. Xmas
    April 16th, 2014 @ 7:50 am

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

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 16th, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    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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  5. John_LC_Silvoney
    April 16th, 2014 @ 9:42 am

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

  6. Matthew W
    April 16th, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    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.

  7. richard mcenroe
    April 16th, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    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.

  8. richard mcenroe
    April 16th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    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.

  9. Rob Crawford
    April 16th, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    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.

  10. M. Thompson
    April 16th, 2014 @ 11:17 am

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

    I kind of pity him.

  11. Bozikek
    April 16th, 2014 @ 12:10 pm

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

  12. CrustyB
    April 16th, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

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

  13. Kirby McCain
    April 16th, 2014 @ 9:06 pm

    We’re having a run on crazy looking people.