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(Hartford Courant)   Man crawls across movie theater floors to steal nearly $70,000/week. Almost worth it   (courant.com) divider line 17
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2012-10-23 02:29:32 AM  
4 votes:
spman: Stealing money out of the mouths of poor immigrants.
2012-10-23 07:20:15 AM  
3 votes:
nowincolour.com

...foulness I can't imagine. Or maybe I just don't want to.
2012-10-23 02:29:50 AM  
3 votes:
Oh, yeah? Well, every token I find while mopping the booths is MINE to KEEP
2012-10-23 02:49:04 AM  
2 votes:
He's probably like that guy in the X-files, can slither through cracks and small openings. I would think the velco-like ripping sound he makes as he unsticks himself every time he moves along the floor would give him away.
2012-10-23 02:28:47 AM  
2 votes:
He is now known as the sticky bandit.

/Was his name Marv?
2012-10-23 09:35:07 AM  
1 votes:
Mr. Coffee Nerves:

Oh, yeah? Well, every token I find while mopping the booths is MINE to KEEP

Liar. Those booths are NEVER mopped. The screens, buttons and knobs are never wiped either.
2012-10-23 09:23:22 AM  
1 votes:

spman: I've worked at a movie theater in Connecticut for a decade none (not any of the ones mentioned in this article), and can't even fathom how this is possible. The aisles is the vast majority of theaters is barely big enough to walk through, how a person could crawl, go unnoticed, and sift through a woman's purse without being noticed is unfathomable to me.


Maybe he only did it at vampire themed films about teen-angst.
2012-10-23 08:48:40 AM  
1 votes:
OMG, we thought it was the Tingler!
2012-10-23 08:45:20 AM  
1 votes:

To The Escape Zeppelin!: $70,000 in a weekend? Seems like you'd only need to do this maybe once or twice a year to be set. Sound's like he got greedy and got caught.


I think one would get caught, eventually, even if he did it once or twice a year.

max ten year sentence, out in 5 with good behaviour ?

I would be like fast and furious and collect as much as possible as fast as possible and squirrel it away, do your 5 years and live the good life.
2012-10-23 07:54:18 AM  
1 votes:

rnatalie: [nowincolour.com image 640x358]

...foulness I can't imagine. Or maybe I just don't want to.


Surprised it took that long.

"I remember thinking that was the length of 5 ping pong tables. Clearly I gots trouble with the math."
2012-10-23 04:30:08 AM  
1 votes:
Space considerations aside, how did he manage not to get irretrievably stuck within the first row or two? I know people have said he would have made a sound ripping his body free, but I can't imagine he'd even have been able to do that more than once or twice.

Anyway, you dumb biatches, this is why you either a) don't take a purse to the movies, or b) keep it in your lap like I do.
2012-10-23 03:08:07 AM  
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: DrGunsforHands: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Why does he look like Mitt Romney?

And why am I Mr. Sparkle?

Oh, hello, American investor.


Awesome Power!
2012-10-23 03:01:24 AM  
1 votes:

DrGunsforHands: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Why does he look like Mitt Romney?

And why am I Mr. Sparkle?


Oh, hello, American investor.
2012-10-23 03:00:07 AM  
1 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Why does he look like Mitt Romney?


And why am I Mr. Sparkle?
2012-10-23 02:44:06 AM  
1 votes:
This sounds like the most comfortable movie theater of all time. Almost worth the $5000 credit limit they're getting.
2012-10-23 02:38:31 AM  
1 votes:
a.abcnews.com
Would have shot him in his face for trying something like that.
2012-10-23 02:28:12 AM  
1 votes:

spman: I've worked at a movie theater in Connecticut for a decade none (not any of the ones mentioned in this article), and can't even fathom how this is possible. The aisles is the vast majority of theaters is barely big enough to walk through, how a person could crawl, go unnoticed, and sift through a woman's purse without being noticed is unfathomable to me. Either these women were incredibly stupid and inattentive to their surroundings, or there's more to this story. I half expect this guys Mug Shot to be released and it turn out that he looks like the midget from Bad Santa.

On a related note however, I did used to make quite a haul on weekend evenings after closing going through the auditoriums and picking up loose change and bills found on the floor. The foreigners we had cleaning overnight caught on pretty quick however, so I eventually had to go out of my way and really fight them for it. Those days are long gone however, most people don't carry cash on them anymore, and the ones that do are more careful with it. The days of teenagers letting a wad of bills fall out of their pocket when they take out their cell phone are long gone.


Perhaps it was only a furlong?
 
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