Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Not-so-cheap thrills

Many of the ways in which people try to get thrills are things that I consider pretty bad ideas. But even things like bungee jumping and skydiving seem like bright ideas compared to this:
Police in Wisconsin said a well-off couple arrested for shoplifting at a busy department store told officers they committed the crime for the excitement.

Wauwatosa police said the couple, a 39-year-old doctor and his 30-year-old wife shopping at the Mayfair Mall with their two young children, concealed more than $1,500 worth of items in bags from other stores, the stroller carrying the children and the woman's purse Saturday evening, Wauwatosa NOW reported Wednesday.
The not-so-good doctor told the cops that he makes around $150,000 per year and that he and his wife made a "game" out of shoplifting, trying to see how much loot they could get away with. You know what I've heard is a fun game? Setting a good example for your young children by not going to jail. Then again, I'm kind of an old-fashioned guy, so what do I know?

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