Friday, March 23, 2012

The City: Crime

Over at VFTP, Tam's got the latest on the Central Canal shootings (the alleged shooter, now in custody, is both underage and suspected to be a gang member, who'd've thought it?).

That leaves the me with lesser lights of crime, desperate, hardened dacoits like The Vacuum Bandit.

You, in back -- stop snickering. We're talking about a guy who calmly enters big box stores, loads up a high-end vac, and wheels it directly out to his car, cool as ice. He's hit store after store and supposedly sold the ill-gotten suckers on an auction site -- and no one knows where his nefarious plans might've led from there.

But you can relax for now: he was arrested yesterday. Rejoice! The city's vacuums are safe.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

I'm always amazed at the things people will do to avoid honest work.

Guffaw in AZ said...

That sucks! (sorry)

homebru said...

The Vacuum Bandit; sounds like the title of a missing chapter of Venus Equilateral.