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(NJ.com)   Who were the mystery men that did the right thing by leaving money on the counter after taking items at NJ store that was left open? They were honest William Paterson University football players   (nj.com) divider line 48
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2013-08-28 11:13:30 AM
Mystery Men?   Are we sure the Shoveler wasn't involved?
 
2013-08-28 11:13:30 AM
My first thought was that whoever left the door unlocked was good and fired.
 
2013-08-28 11:13:39 AM
Good on them, no snark.
 
2013-08-28 11:14:05 AM

mistrmind: Mystery Men?   Are we sure the Shoveler wasn't involved?


They were all trying to be Invisible Boy.
 
2013-08-28 11:14:30 AM
"You're SUPPOSED to take care of your kids!!"

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2013-08-28 11:17:21 AM
"The police said it was an accident. He'd come home late one night and fell down an elevator shaft. Onto some bullets "
 
2013-08-28 11:18:05 AM
Good on them.
 
2013-08-28 11:18:22 AM
Would really only be news worhty if they turned out to be local congressmen, or bankers.
 
2013-08-28 11:18:25 AM

Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

 
2013-08-28 11:20:33 AM

Best Princess Celestia: Would really only be news worhty if they turned out to be local congressmen, or bankers.


How long until someone cries racism because it's highlighting that young black men paid for their items?
 
2013-08-28 11:20:38 AM

Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

 
2013-08-28 11:20:42 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.


NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....
 
2013-08-28 11:21:03 AM

PizzaJedi81: My first thought was that whoever left the door unlocked was good and fired.


Unfortunately, no one ever fires the computer.
 
2013-08-28 11:21:52 AM
"After returning to the scene of the non-crime, store management thanked them for their honesty, letting the guys pick out a few things, on the house, for their dorm rooms. "

Waiting for the followup article when the NCAA suspends them for improper benefits.......
 
2013-08-28 11:21:56 AM

OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....


tiny fist of anger, etc.
 
2013-08-28 11:22:16 AM
NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....

My first thoughts also.
 
2013-08-28 11:22:44 AM
Good on them for doing the right thing and hope they get some good media from it.

However, everyone saying they didn't know they were on camera, BS.  They may have had no idea that the store was supposed to be closed and that no one was there, but they knew damn well they were on camera.  They held the money up to the camera, waved it around before they left it on the counter.

They still should be praised for doing the right thing.
 
2013-08-28 11:22:47 AM
The neighborhood store clerk is often in the back. I heroically leave five dollars on the counter for milk and heroically walk out all the time.

/usually wearing cape
 
2013-08-28 11:26:10 AM
www.adherents.com
 
2013-08-28 11:27:22 AM
I wonder if the NCAA wil lpunish them for the freebies the store owner gave them.
 
2013-08-28 11:28:18 AM
New Jersey...

www.the-editing-room.com
 
2013-08-28 11:31:05 AM
More than anything, I'm surprised that another group didn't walk in 6 minutes later and simply steal the money off the counter.
 
2013-08-28 11:32:09 AM
From TFA :  "I didn't think it would be a big deal," he said. "Just a $4 wire and a $1 pack of batteries."

Had it happened at a Best Buy or Future Shop that quote would have been :

"I didn't think it would be a big deal," he said. "Just a $109.99 gold-plated wire and a $15 pack of batteries.   We also left $55 for the extended warranty."
 
2013-08-28 11:34:26 AM
Heh I went to William Paterson
 
2013-08-28 11:42:14 AM
Obviously not Division I material.
 
2013-08-28 11:47:45 AM

PizzaJedi81: My first thought was that whoever left the door unlocked was good and fired.


Not the first time something like this has happened.

I seem to recall a case in New Zealand where a error with a computer system caused the store to open itself up. People came in and used the self-checkout lanes without issue (until someone bought items that required an ID to be presented)... oh, there it is.
 
2013-08-28 11:50:23 AM
Had this been Gainesville, the players not only would have stolen the items, they would have gone to the owner's house and shot him.
 
2013-08-28 11:50:34 AM
They should all be president.
 
2013-08-28 11:50:44 AM
WOO! Willy P alum, I am far too excited to see my school in the news.
 
2013-08-28 11:51:53 AM

dustygrimp: OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....

tiny fist of anger, etc.


It's Division III, non-scholarship, the NCAA doesn't pay a lot of attention to what goes on there.
 
2013-08-28 11:52:48 AM
When will they be arrested for burglary and kicked out of school?
 
2013-08-28 11:52:57 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [500x274 from http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/image_film/MysteryMen_28.jpg image 500x274]


Only by balancing a tack-hammer on your head, can you head off your opponent with a balanced attack!
 
2013-08-28 11:56:43 AM
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-28 11:56:44 AM

Combustion: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [500x274 from http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/image_film/MysteryMen_28.jpg image 500x274]

Only by balancing a tack-hammer on your head, can you head off your opponent with a balanced attack!


And why am I wearing these watermelon on my feet?
 
2013-08-28 12:01:27 PM
That's cool they didn't try to get themselves in trouble.  College kids can get pretty dumb.

And yes, it's cool they were football players who weren't doing something stupid.

And yes, it's cool they weren't young black men doing something stupid.

Add all three of the statistical likelihoods together of black college-aged football players getting into trouble, they seem to be pretty nice guys who were taught right from wrong.

The media enjoys blaring every story about goofy kids doing something fairly tame and blowing it out of proportion, it's good to see these stories to balance them.
 
2013-08-28 12:07:40 PM
That is goddamned adorable. Kudos all 'round.
 
2013-08-28 12:08:23 PM
What kind of person locks up a building and doesn't give a tug on the door to be sure? Also, no alarm system? Even the farking water ice stand down the street has an alarm system. Me thinks this may have been a clever PR stunt.
 
2013-08-28 12:11:15 PM
Very good for them, their parents should be very proud of them. Really! No snark. But isn't it sad for our society that honesty like this is big news?
 
2013-08-28 12:17:32 PM

OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....


This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Isn't against the rules to accept free stuff?
 
2013-08-28 12:31:38 PM

PizzaJedi81: My first thought was that whoever left the door unlocked was good and fired.


I think it was a malfunction.  they will probably blame the security company.
 
2013-08-28 12:34:07 PM

OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....


Come on, they go to William Patterson, isn't that punishment enough.   Admission requirements for that school is that your check clears.
 
2013-08-28 12:37:04 PM

DumbAmerican: But isn't it sad for our society that honesty like this is big news?


Honesty like this happens all the time even in places like south side Chicago or south central LA. Even in the worst situations/places most people are pretty decent people.

What's sad is the obsession of our press to only present the worst possible events. And when it comes to bad press, the young black guys in this country really take it in the shorts.

And it's not just honesty. I read a story about a gasoline tanker semi that had overturned in a big city. The tank was leaking gasoline. The driver had managed to get out of the tractor but was injured and was laying on the pavement. A car with 4 young black guys see this and decide it was a good idea to run into that nightmare and grab that driver. So they grab him, run across the pavement, down the ditch, up the other side of the ditch, over the fence, then the truck blew up.

Balls deluxe....
 
2013-08-28 01:50:10 PM

PizzaJedi81: Combustion: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [500x274 from http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/image_film/MysteryMen_28.jpg image 500x274]

Only by balancing a tack-hammer on your head, can you head off your opponent with a balanced attack!

And why am I wearing these watermelon on my feet?


I don't remember telling you to do that.
 
2013-08-28 02:03:53 PM

sooprd8ve: PizzaJedi81: Combustion: Prank Call of Cthulhu: [500x274 from http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/image_film/MysteryMen_28.jpg image 500x274]

Only by balancing a tack-hammer on your head, can you head off your opponent with a balanced attack!

And why am I wearing these watermelon on my feet?

I don't remember telling you to do that.


Okay, am I the only one who finds these sayings just a little bit formulaic? "If you want to push something down, you have to pull it up. If you want to go left, you have to go right."
 
2013-08-28 02:53:51 PM
So pitiful that not stealing when the opportunity presents itself is national news.

That Chris Rock photo explains it all.
 
2013-08-28 03:21:27 PM

OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....


Came here to say this.  The NCAA will announce their $50 reward constituted "inappropriate gifts" any day now.
 
2013-08-28 05:51:29 PM

bratface: OtherLittleGuy: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Testiclaw: Good on them, no snark.

NCAA sanctions in 3.... 2..... 1.....

This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Isn't against the rules to accept free stuff?


The NCAA might overlook it given it is extra benefits given because they are athletes that is a violation.  If the store owner gave a few freebies to everyone who acted properly, the athletes were not receiving anything due to being athletes.  It would be helpful if a non-athlete student also got a few extra items.  Of course if that is the case there are all sort of loopholes that boosters could use.

Who am I kidding, the NCAA will use this violation to punish William Patterson university by suspending the entire team for the year because Johnny Manziel was paid for autographs at Texas A&M
 
2013-08-28 08:53:03 PM
Hey Obama...
Maybe you ought to say that if you had a son he would look like these guys instead of a dead Gangster Wanna Be.
 
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