Pranks and Recreation

A Greenwich Representative Town Meeting Member who criticized the Howard Stern Show found out the hard way just how fanatical Stern fans can be. 

On Sunday, Coline Jenkins -- a descendant of suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton -- tells the Greenwich Time, she found a bag of feces in her mailbox with an anonymous note that read "Ha Ha!! U Stink!!! Go Howard!"

The connection between the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting and Stern is Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate. The committee approved Stern's sidekick for the town's Board of Parks and Recreation.  Read more about that here.

Jenkins wasn't onboard with Dell'Abate decision, and made her opinions about his day job quite clear, calling Stern's Sirius Satellite radio show offensive to women. 

"I went online and heard that Howard Stern is a shock jock and tried to figure out what it means," Jenkins told the paper. "I wasn't so happy. It said on his show he was throwing bologna slices at a naked woman. Did that really happen? Is that a form of recreation?"

Stern retorted on the air, mocking Jenkins. 

"Like she's been living in the basement so long she doesn't have any (expletive) clue," Stern said. "I guarantee, if we put you under a microscope, we'll find some weird (expletive) about you."

And that brings us back to the bag of feces in Jenkins' mailbox. She told the paper she would be filing a criminal complaint, but so far, neither the police department or postmaster are familiar with the situation, the Time reports.

For his part, Dell'Abate did his best to take the high road and condemned the prank. 

"It's terrible," Dell'Abate said. "I feel very badly about it. It's stupid. I wouldn't want anybody to do that, nor did I ask for anybody to do that." 

He also said his boss wouldn't condone this type of behavior. 

Selectman Drew Marzulla, who recruited BaBa Booey to join the parks board, met with Jenkins and Dell'Abate Monday afternoon to try to figure out the best way to move forward. 

"They know each other a little better, which is a good thing," Marzullo said.  They even exchanged books as a peace offering.

Dell'Abate gave Jenkins a copy of his memoir, "They Call Me Baba Booey," in return for a biography on her grandmother, suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. the Time reports.

As for his appointment to the parks board, Dell'Abate still needs to be confirmed by the full 230-member RTM, which is apparently as relentless with their interviews as Stern is with his.


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