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December 29, 2010


Prosecutors in Washington state say a man was arrested when he was caught wheeling a 50-inch television in a shopping cart right past a police station.Prosecutors in Washington state say a man was arrested when he was caught wheeling a 50-inch television in a shopping cart right past a police station.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)


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Moron. Should have been happy he got away with it the first time.

He was very Bravia to do that.

He was dressed entirely in camoflauge. How in the world did they see him?

(did Jeffie send this in twice? With the repeated text, I have this vision of guys sneaking tvs in squeaky-wheeled shopping carts past the police station, like ducks in a shooting gallery.)

he picked the wrong day to dress in camo. everyone else was in drag.

"I see everything twice!" (Extra credit for those who can cite the reference.)

Giuseppe(sp) from Catch 22. thats a blast from my past, gonna have to read that again.

Before I read the article, I assumed for some reason that he was shoplifting. One one these days, I might cartoon that image: Someone attempting to furtively wheel a widescreen TV out of a store.

I saw a couple of guys selling a big screen TV out of the back of a white van downtown with a couple of young guys trying to slink away with a large box without being seen.

Given that the traffic police normally at the corners were missing, my guess was that my best plan was to walk away and not see nuthin.

Walking in front of the police station seems to be a bit cheeky, though.

There was a fake COPS-like show that had one perp outrun a very out of shape policeman while carrying a TV. His fellow officers wondered if the perp had been carrying an entire entertainment center the officer might have been able to keep up.

It woulda worked with a donut diversion.

"Is there a problem, officer?"

I think Donut Diversion opened for Strawberry Alarm Clock. Or maybe it was 1910 Fruitgum Co.

I've heard of the 1910 Fruitgum Co. but have never heard any of their music. After reading some of the names of their songs that might be a good thing. Goody,Goody, Gumdrops? Really? As for the guys with the TV, I have some friends that work at our local Walmart. They say at least 2-3 times a week someone tries to run out the door with a plasma TV and the police station is inside of the store! In fact in order to exit the store you would have to run right by the station. I guess some people think they are the ones that won't get caught.

Used to work at a facility that stored portable tvs. We kept the defectives near the warehouse door. It was entertaining to watch someone steal a broken tv and run. Sometimes they'd try to return it, complaining it was broken. Then we'd ID them for the robbery. Good times.

NCindy, you probably DID NOT want to hear the 1910 Fruitgum Company. Their music was targeted to pre-teenagers, and was very sappy. After a decade of rapidly evolving rock it was a setback. Comparable to the Archies, who as far as I know were comic strip characters.

And... and... oh yeah! Those weren't his pants -- those were his brother's pants... (COPS reference)

Groovy, man.

cindy, they were part of what was rightly called "bubblegum music" back in the late 1960s. Their biggest hits were based on the kids' games - "Simon Says" and "1-2-3, Red Light."

Similar groups were the Ohio Express (the dumb but incredibly catchy "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy") and Crazy Elephant (who did the classic "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin").

/end history lesson of the day

NC and Jeff - D*mn y'all - now I can't get "Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy" out of my head - will be up all night.

Thanks. My brain has now gotten into a loop of bubblegum music from one of the summers I worked in Michigan in the '60s.
I going to switch channels and watch the moon landing.
That's better. It's a little blurry so I'd better hit the set.

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