The neighborhood has previously done “quirky things,” Lewis said, like decorate road signs and put Christmas trees in potholes, but the mashed potato stunt is a first.
As news of the mashed potatoes has spread, so has speculation on what the bowls mean. People have theorized online that the potatoes are a harmless prank. Others fear the bowls could be poisoned, WJTV-TV reported.
For now, the motive behind the mashed potatoes has remained a mystery.
The neighbors who spoke to the news station said they don’t plan on getting police involved.
There are no reports of anyone actually eating the mashed potatoes, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reported.