Tuesday, March 11, 2014

News of the WTF

Jacqueline in Texas sends in this head-scratcher of a news "story"...

Theft suspect arrested in Friendswood wearing Cookie Monster onesie
Two men are charged with theft, after Friendswood police say they were caught stealing from a construction site.

At about 1pm on Tuesday, March 4, a witness reported two men stealing from a construction site in the 1100 block of W. Edgewood. The witness followed the vehicle as the suspects headed toward Highway 35, when they were stopped by Friendswood police.
Okay, so far so good. What's so weird about this? How about the booking photo?

Why, yes, he *is* wearing a Cookie Monster hoodie. A grown man. Stealing building materials from a construction site. In a Cookie Monster hoodie. In the middle of the day.

I mean, it's not like he ran out in the middle of the night to grab this stuff and had the hoodie on thinking no one would notice. This is the middle of the day, and Captain Obvious has on a garment that is bound to get him noticed and remembered. Way to go!

Meth is a helluva drug, kids...

That is all.


Armed Texan said...

I'm going to embrace my libertarian side and say that I whole-heartedly support and endorse companies selling children's products in adult form. Also, I'm going to embrace my eeevil authoritarian side and say that anyone caught owning such things should be fully investigated and shunned by society.

Ancient Woodsman said...

The kind of folks who would have the brains to say, "Yeah, I'd better not go out in that...it would look like hell in a booking photo..." generally aren't the kinds of folks who you see in booking photos.

Dave H said...

His lawyer probably loves it. "Not mentally competent to stand trial" is a lot easier to argue when your client is dressed like that.

"You honor, my client didn't know what he was doing. He believed that spool of copper wire was a giant cookie."

Old NFO said...

Erm... ah... GEEZ!!!

CMonster said...

Even I don't wear a Cookie Monster hoodie. In public.

But now I want one.

Glenn B said...


You're missing it, it was not a "hoodie" it was a "onesie" - a one piece outfit that encompasses the person from head to toe or at least to the ankles if it is a footless onesie.

Paul, Dammit! said...

Meth is the best thing for artistic self-expression since a Dutchman Fedexed his ear to his stalkee.

Jim said...

Those dudes' "cookies" are gonna be MONSTERED in jail, that's for certain!

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Galveston, TX