Ok, this story is not my typical blog topic, but it’s from my very own hometown – and so effectively illustrates why I don’t live there anymore.
Back in December, our local paper coincidentally ran the following two photos on its front page. The top photo depicts a local sign painter doing his artistic holiday thing, and getting a plug for his eponymous small business. Smart marketing, right?
But immediately below, we have a security photo of the suspect in the theft of a wallet at a gas station about a mile away:
Let’s see. . . where have we seen that man before. . . hmmmmmmmmm. . . take your time, kids.
A newspaper employee called the police about 3am; when confronted, the painter admitted to taking the wallet. However, he protested, “I didn’t do what the media has put out there. I’m not just a fat guy that walks around Zip Trip eating beef sticks and drinking coffee.”
To which I say, “Merry.”
Via: my mom.
Image: December 13, 2007 Lewiston Morning Tribune