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Community Shred It Day


If you only associate James Avery with the frowny-faced patriarch he played on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, boy have we got some mind-blowing early '90s trivia for you. From 1987-1993, Avery was the voice of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' spiky arch nemesis, Shredder on the TV cartoon series. As in, master of Bebop and Rocksteady and total bitch to Krang, Shredder.

But what exactly do James Avery and Shredder have to do with Community Shred It Day? Sadly, nothing. Except that both of them would probably agree that identity theft is a pretty lame crime.

On Saturday, May 22, the City of Boise wants you to cart all of your old checks, bank statements, tax papers, magazine labels, prescription bottle labels, video tapes, credit card applications, old credit cards, financial documents down to the Ada County Sheriff's Office parking lot. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can shred up to five bags or boxes of your personal info and give the proverbial finger to all the creeps who might be digging through your trashcan in search of paydirt. Cowabunga, dudes.

Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., donations accepted, Ada County Sheriff's Office parking lot, 7200 Barrister Dr. For more information, e-mail