Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bring Back The Stocks...

Seriously. It's the only fitting punishment for the oxygen thief in this story sent in by Joseph in IL...

‘Good Samaritan’ does a very bad thing
A sheriff’s department captain is calling a theft that occurred recently in Williamson, Illinois, one of the most pathetic and disheartening he’s ever seen. As reported by KTVI Fox 2, Larry Lotter was at the Rock Bottom Bar when he was suddenly struck by what appeared to be a heart attack. “I felt fine, and then all at once, I took a drink of my beer, and I felt a real sharp pain, like somebody sticking an ice pick in my chest,” Lotter told the station.

Surveillance video captured the incident and showed Larry collapsing to the floor, then patrons gathering around him to help. One of those patrons was Bryan Kuegler. He is seen looking around and then pocketing an item. “As the EMT’s were getting ready to come in, is when he reached down and grabbed my wallet and stuck it in his pants,” explained Lotter.
This guy's a real piece of work. Not only did he know his victim - the victim had installed brakes in the jerk's car a few months prior - but he pretended to "help" others who really were helping while he stole the guy's wallet. As if that's not bad enough, after the victim is taken away, the crook rifles through his wallet, steals $100, then pretends to "find" the wallet on the ground (after putting it there.

Worst of all? He uses the victim's money to buy a woman a drink - the woman at the bar with the victim. On second thought, I take back the comment about the stocks. I think this calls for more of the public whipping variety. Someone that would do what this guy did isn't going to have a sense of shame. Putting him out in the town square for people to pelt with rotten fruit is insufficient. He needs 40 lashes.

Or maybe a good old fashioned blanket party...

That is all.

3 comments:

Old NFO said...

Tar and feathers...

Windy Wilson said...

A ducking stool?

Seriously, wall-to-wall counseling sounds good to me.

Atom Smasher said...

Reminds me of what PJ O'Rourke said about heroin junkies: A run of the mill alcoholic or addict will definitely steal your wallet, but a heroin junkie will steal your wallet and than help you look for it.