February 1, 2013
I have long espoused that thieves are not the sharpest tools in the shed. This thief, however, is one of the dumbest. He could easily find himself on TruTV’s show “World’s Dumbest.”
As a counselor for both in-class and online shoplifting classes I hear all kinds of crazy sto... [More]
October 21, 2012
The great maple syrup caper has been resolved! Or has it? The syrup has been located.
Pancake house patrons across North America, rejoice! Canadian authorities have recovered a huge quantity of maple syrup stolen from a warehouse in August (see our blog). As reported in kdvr.com.
Maple syrup is a ... [More]
September 23, 2012
How many gallons of maple syrup would one have to steal to equal $1 million worth? I bet a lot. Now multiply that number by 30 and that is how much syrup would have to be robbed to equal what just happened in Canada.
Police in Quebec were following the scent of something sweet – millions of d... [More]
September 4, 2012
As a counselor for both in-class and online stop theft classes I have heard just about every excuse in the book for why people shoplift. Believe it or not, a fairly common excuse is they steal for therapy.
One Wisconsin man enjoys the finer things in life, but does not care to pay for them. Eventua... [More]
April 21, 2012
A Chicago man was arrested last week and charged with misdemeanor retail theft after he was caught with allegedly stolen pork chops in his pants. This according to the Huffington Post.
The 46-year-old man was spotted in the 700 block of Circle Avenue in near west suburban Forest Park, Illinois, at ... [More]
April 5, 2012
Why would someone steal a $3 taco? I assure you the primary motivating factor was not hunger. In the following story about a University of Florida student my guess that the motivating reason behind his theft of a $3 taco was arrogance. He did it because he thought he could. His arrogance is going to... [More]
March 4, 2012
In a true testament that crime doesn’t pay, a 19-year-old college student in Powell, Wyoming was caught stealing a .79 cent donut and ordered to pay a $200 fine.
Ironically, the student, one Zach O'Dell was at a grocery store on Nov. 28 when he spotted a delicious chocolate glazed ... [More]
February 6, 2012
The world is going nuts. Thieves are stealing nuts. Anyone who steals should take a stop theft class. These all seem givens in this day and age!
Stealing ones nuts can make someone crazy. Pecan farmers in general are very friendly. With the recent rash of thefts, just about every pecan farmer is to... [More]
January 31, 2012
Do you think all shoplifters are poor and steal out of need? The fact is that most people do not steal items out of need, but on impulse. Administrators and barristers in the United Kingdom are becoming alarmed by a surge in thefts by members of the middle class.
Last year in the UK shoplifters pil... [More]
November 10, 2011
One of our ancient family mottos is “it could always be worse.” For some, it is hard to imagine things being any worse. Being in Somalia sure would be a whole lot worse for most. Theft is one of the many rampant problems in that war-torn country.
The Somali government fired one of... [More]