Friday, August 26, 2005

Man nabbed at Wal-Mart for handcuff prank

Ok, so this was a stupid joke and not funny at all, but what the hell is the point of arresting this guy?

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10 comments:

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

I think it's a little funny, especially if he'd had an accomplice filming the cashier's reaction. And I agree, there was no point at all in arresting him.

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

I am sure someone did not get robbed or beaten during the time these idiots were wasting the taxpayers time with a moronic stunt.

John Howard said...

Well, they weren't wasting any taxpayers time, they didn't call the police, I imagine.

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

And technically, that would be wasting the taxpayers' money, not time. The taxpayers don't have to respond to police calls themselves.

Plus, have you ever been pulled over for a traffic ticket and had three cars behind you all the sudden? It's happened to me multiple times. Police are great at wasting their time on their own - they don't need easily frightened Wal-Mart employees as an excuse.

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

I thought that was the whole point from you and the Chemist that the guy should not have been arrested. Last I knew that meant police.

But since the Chemist thinks I am reading challenged

"Police say employees at a Wal-Mart called to report a young man was in the store on Tuesday in an orange prison jumpsuit and handcuffs, asking for a hacksaw."

Reads like the Police were called to me.

"They told him he was under arrest, for disorderly conduct."

And reads like an arrest to me.

John Howard said...

There were police, the point is that no one needed to call them.

Anonymous said...

What would you do if it was your store? He was arrested, and for a good reason. Better than kicking his butt and you getting arrested, or sued......

John Howard said...

How about point him to the hacksaws and not fall for his stupid joke.

The Disgruntled Chemist said...

Or tell him to just leave.

ASND, I think you missed my point by quite a bit. I didn't say they didn't arrest him, I said they shouldn't have arrested him. If you read my comment, it's plain that I know he was arrested. I was just saying that this sort of thing is a waste of money (to pay the cops for the time it takes) rather than time, as you said, since the body of taxpayers didn't do the arresting.

Yes, I'm sure the cops pay taxes, but you get my point. I hope.

Always Sourced, Never Disputed said...

Chemist
Do us all a favor and step into the real World (sorry Howard for the rudeness)

In the real World, cpos are dispacthed by a telephone call relayed by a dispatcher and then they navigate traffic by vehicle to locate a destination and then by foot to locate the complaint.

The citizen's tax payer dollar was already wasted. The best thing that could happen next would be for the moron to go to jail and the story to be spread far and wide to hopefully prevent the adult juveniles in our society from committing the same stupid joke.