Neighbors in Old Town, New Jersey, were able to solve the mystery of how hundreds of pounds of pasta ended up dumped near a creek by catching the culprit on camera. The man was captured unloading his late mother’s spaghetti, as seen in footage from a doorbell camera. The unidentified man, believed to be a military veteran, likely discovered the overwhelming quantity of carbs and disposed of them in the wooded area because he was overwhelmed by the amount.
The “lotsa pasta” mystery had left residents baffled until images of the giant pasta piles surfaced on Facebook. While some dished out their best pasta puns and saucy theories, others declined to name the possible pasta tosser out of consideration for his military service and his mother’s death. The pasta was likely dumped when dry and was softened by rain, according to the town’s Department of Public Works, which cleaned up the mess. Officials have declined to comment on the identity of the noodle dumper.