Wednesday, December 17, 2008

you're going to jail for stealing what????

Memo: It is stupid to go to jail for stealing something stupid.

This week, in two unrelated stories, three Florida men find themselves going to jail for stealing some unusually stupid items: an egg beater and urine.

The first story comes from Plant City, Florida where two men, Robert Thompson and Taurus Morris, have been charged with burglary and aggravated assault.

It seems that recently, the two men broke into a home around 4:00am. One man held the knife to the homeowner's neck while the other pointed a gun at him.

Their demand? They wanted his egg beater. That's all. His metal egg beater.

The two beater-thieves ran off with their take, only to be caught a short time later. When they were apprehended, one of the men was carrying the egg beater in his back pocket.

Why? you ask. Dunno. They didn't say.

The second story comes from Gainsville, FL, where a man is under arrest for stealing his own urine.

The 26-year old man apparently learned that his urine test had proven positive. So, naturally, he broke into the lab, stole the entire sample-refrigerator and started a fire.

Police were able to obtain a list of the people who had urine samples stored in the fridge and were able to track down the thief. When they arrived at his house, they found pieces of broken glass covered with blood in his trash. The glass matched a window that had been broken at the lab. The blood was his. The refrigerator remains at large.

The urine-thief has been charged with arson, destruction of evidence, burglary and larceny.
(Tampa Bay Online)

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