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(Daily Mail)   17-year-old grifter dressed like an employee to steal $30,000 from three Walmarts--and even hugged a manager on the way out   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 37
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2014-02-08 06:01:14 AM
See! You're able to make living wage at WalMart.
 
2014-02-08 06:12:13 AM
WON'T SOMEONE THINK OF THE MULTI-NATIONAL CONGLOMERATE?!?
 
2014-02-08 06:13:30 AM
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2014-02-08 06:42:04 AM
He's 17. Why would you NOT try him as an adult? Stupid age-based law is stupid.
 
2014-02-08 06:51:48 AM

my lip balm addiction: He's 17. Why would you NOT try him as an adult? Stupid age-based law is stupid.


Yeah! Stealing from WalMart is worse than murder!
 
2014-02-08 07:10:17 AM
I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.
 
2014-02-08 07:22:07 AM
I honestly feel worse about the hug than the theft. Not sure if it's for the guy hugged by the theif, or by the Walmart manager, maybe both.
 
2014-02-08 07:35:09 AM
From TFA: "The Cleveland County Ditrsict Attorney is working on the boy's case butwhteher or not he will be tried as an adult in still being decided."

I know it's fun to call it the Daily Fail, but Christ on a cracker, can't ANYONE there learn how to write?
 
2014-02-08 07:36:57 AM
He should try to get tried as a banker so he can get off with time served.
 
2014-02-08 07:51:24 AM

twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.


Seriously.

I would love to see a picture of him so I can gauge how stupid the other managers and employees were to believe him as a manager.  I know some people look young, but believe him as a manager, and then allow him un-attended into the cash room?  The managers at the stores he hit need to be fired for gross stupidity.
 
2014-02-08 08:29:31 AM

EvilEgg: He should try to get tried as a banker so he can get off with time served.


You mean an apology from those that summoned him, a bailout, and a large bonus?
 
2014-02-08 08:50:15 AM

fusillade762: my lip balm addiction: He's 17. Why would you NOT try him as an adult? Stupid age-based law is stupid.

Yeah! Stealing from WalMart is worse than murder!


Your right> Just shoot him now and save the tax payers some money.
 
2014-02-08 08:56:11 AM

Man On A Mission: From TFA: "The Cleveland County Ditrsict Attorney is working on the boy's case butwhteher or not he will be tried as an adult in still being decided."

I know it's fun to call it the Daily Fail, but Christ on a cracker, can't ANYONE there learn how to write?


To be fair, they have to translate everything from British to English.  I think that's the reason for all these stupid stories from the Daily Fail.  Translation errors.  Like using Google translate.
 
2014-02-08 08:56:42 AM

twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.


Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.
 
2014-02-08 09:08:29 AM

BizarreMan: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Seriously.

I would love to see a picture of him so I can gauge how stupid the other managers and employees were to believe him as a manager.  I know some people look young, but believe him as a manager, and then allow him un-attended into the cash room?  The managers at the stores he hit need to be fired for gross stupidity.


So... People average an IQ of 100, and you'd think retail workers would fall in the range of 95-110. But the people who stay at WalMart any length seem around 90, based on the confusion I cause when I offer odd change that returns a quarter or two instead of random coinage.

Now, managment needs about 10 IQ points over the employees. But this only brings WalMart management up to the intelligence of a Target cashier. This kid merely needs to be a little brighter and a shade sociopathic to make this easy. If he manages to keep it off his adult record he has a bright future in business.
 
2014-02-08 09:09:14 AM

Evil Mackerel: fusillade762: my lip balm addiction: He's 17. Why would you NOT try him as an adult? Stupid age-based law is stupid.

Yeah! Stealing from WalMart is worse than murder!

Your right> Just shoot him now and save the tax payers some money.


Why would we want to shoot a hero? I hope he escapes or gets off on a technicality.
 
2014-02-08 09:12:20 AM

wildcardjack: So... People average an IQ of 100, and you'd think retail workers would fall in the range of 95-110. But the people who stay at WalMart any length seem around 90, based on the confusion I cause when I offer odd change that returns a quarter or two instead of random coinage.


I find it difficult to guage the intelligence of a person who is mostly preoccupied with his longing for a swift, painless death while I am talking  to him.
 
2014-02-08 09:17:34 AM

starsrift: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.


It's an old rule of thumb about most human organizations, that they're a lot like beehives.  If you're on the outside, they'll fight like hell to keep you out of the secured zones.  But once you're in, assuming you look even vaguely like you belong, everyone just assumes you must've been cleared by management and you can come and go as you please.
 
2014-02-08 09:27:22 AM

Wasteland: starsrift: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.

It's an old rule of thumb about most human organizations, that they're a lot like beehives.  If you're on the outside, they'll fight like hell to keep you out of the secured zones.  But once you're in, assuming you look even vaguely like you belong, everyone just assumes you must've been cleared by management and you can come and go as you please.


I worked at a place where in 2 years they had 4 major management turnovers. It got to the point where I just stopped learning their names. Someone could have come to my area and told me they were head of the east coast division and I would never know.
 
2014-02-08 09:41:11 AM

starsrift: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.


What the hell is a "paycheque?"
 
2014-02-08 09:46:12 AM

brimed03: starsrift: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.

What the hell is a "paycheque?"


Something that people who work for a living get - you don't have to worry about it.
 
2014-02-08 09:49:42 AM
The Police report states that the boy 'acted as a if he was a general manager from another store.'

Are there any 17 year old general managers at Walmart?
 
2014-02-08 09:54:31 AM
I wear blue polo shirts alot.  I have been mistaken for an employee at wal-mart lots of times.

occurs to me that I could probably get away with stuff.

/won't try, but probably could.
 
2014-02-08 09:56:36 AM

oukewldave: Man On A Mission: From TFA: "The Cleveland County Ditrsict Attorney is working on the boy's case butwhteher or not he will be tried as an adult in still being decided."

I know it's fun to call it the Daily Fail, but Christ on a cracker, can't ANYONE there learn how to write?

To be fair, they have to translate everything from British American English to English.  I think that's the reason for all these stupid stories from the Daily Fail.  Translation errors.  Like using Google translate.


Fixed that for you.
 
2014-02-08 10:09:52 AM
Came looking for the "butwhteher" and left sorely disappoint.
 
2014-02-08 10:13:29 AM

my lip balm addiction: He's 17. Why would you NOT try him as an adult? Stupid age-based law is stupid.


Because no one too young to vote should ever be charged as an adult.
 
2014-02-08 10:46:48 AM

Man On A Mission: From TFA: "The Cleveland County Ditrsict Attorney is working on the boy's case butwhteher or not he will be tried as an adult in still being decided."

I know it's fun to call it the Daily Fail, but Christ on a cracker, can't ANYONE there learn how to write?


I tinhk yuo souhld cut the eritdos smoe saclk. If it's cophenmribsle, waht's a ltilte seplilng erorr heer and tehre?
 
2014-02-08 10:48:35 AM
He can't be that much smarter than the Wal-Mart managers... he was caught.
 
2014-02-08 10:50:07 AM

twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.


Pick one
 
2014-02-08 10:59:21 AM

Saberus Terras: He can't be that much smarter than the Wal-Mart managers... he was caught.


yeah, he made the prime mistake - he didn't stop while he was ahead.
 
2014-02-08 11:30:15 AM
Nice try, kid. Nice try.
 
2014-02-08 11:39:14 AM
I am trying really hard to summon some outrage about this, but I just can't seem to find it. Considering how our entire society seems to praise anyone who makes money regardless of how he or she does it, I just find this young man's actions in step with SOP of most corporate models. How else do you explain the perpetrators of our last financial crisis getting loads of money while the people who suffered because of their actions getting shiat?
 
2014-02-08 12:00:15 PM

twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.


Yeah, they fell for the "I have to inspect your money" trick.
 
2014-02-08 12:12:07 PM

brimed03: starsrift: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Folks who work at Wal-Mart often lack the courage to question authority. This, of course, is a necessity for both Wal-Mart to continue to pay the wages they do, have customers who luxuriate in the servility of terrorized staff, and so forth, as is true for nearly any minimum or low wage job. Nobody who's living paycheque to paycheque wants to risk being on the shiatlist of some manager who may - or may not - have the power to cut their hours, on a whim.

What the hell is a "paycheque?"


So you're Canadian, too?
 
2014-02-08 12:24:22 PM
Whar HERO tag whar?!
 
2014-02-08 01:22:05 PM

Saberus Terras: He can't be that much smarter than the Wal-Mart managers... he was caught.


Well, that isn't really saying much.  He may have been caught by lp staff, who occasionally catch managers stealing.  There is different types of lp employees, some watch mostly for shoplifters on the floor, others look for theft by employees through paperwork and cameras.  Taking into account the money and they thought he might be an employee, they probably brought in the big investigators.
 
2014-02-08 04:27:44 PM

BizarreMan: twistedmetal: I saw this story earlier this week and I wasn't sure what was more impressive, the brass balls on this kid, or the stupidity of the employees.

Seriously.

I would love to see a picture of him so I can gauge how stupid the other managers and employees were to believe him as a manager.  I know some people look young, but believe him as a manager, and then allow him un-attended into the cash room?  The managers at the stores he hit need to be fired for gross stupidity.


Have you ever talked to a WalMart manager?  Wal-Mart gets exactly what $10/hr will buy you.
 
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