Theft Of The Week (3)

You’ve got to look on the bright side. With fewer pounding the streets looking for shopping bargains, there are probably fewer shop lifters around.

It never ceases to amaze me what people will be pinch as this rather curious, and strangely disturbing, tale from Green Bay in Wisconsin shows.

To deter would-be shoplifters, the Kwik Trip convenience store at 1712E Mason Street would display a cardboard cut-out of the local Police Chief, Andrew Smith.

Guess what? Last Sunday night it was stolen.

A police hunt ensued and information obtained led the officers to bang on a door in the 1000 block of Lime Kiln Road, asking to speak to a 28-year-old suspect. Perhaps sensibly, the suspect refused to answer the door but, thanks to his landlord, the replica of their Chief was recovered.

Or almost.

The cut-out was ripped up into a number of pieces and was minus the head. The search continues.

Whether the suspect had a grudge against the Chief is unclear but perhaps he has now as a citation for theft will soon be plopping through his letter box.

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