The feel good crime story everyone is linking to today is the Clerk who Punched Out Would-Be Stick-Up Robber, Then Made Him Clean Up His Own Blood While Awaiting Police, which admittedly, is pretty awesome.
But there’s also the thief in Santa Cruz who made off with a big ol’ bag of dog poop after he mugged a 62 year old woman who was walking her dog.
A would-be mugger made off with something more malodorous than money Thursday morning, police said.
An unknown man approached a 62-year-old woman as she was walking her dog just before 10 a.m. on the 100 block of Dakota. The man demanded the woman she give him everything she had, and he said that if she didn’t, he would kick her dog.
The woman handed him a bag and the suspect fled. Unbeknownst to the suspect, the bag she gave him contained her dog’s feces.
The suspect is still on the loose.
Then there’s the thief who chose poorly when he decided to shoplift from Walmart on “Shop with a Cop Night”.
A shoplifting suspect who picked Wednesday night to try and steal a DVD player didn’t realize it was also Shop With A Cop Night at the Gretna, NE. Walmart.
More than 24 Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in the store at the time.
Some of the deputies taking 75 underprivileged children holiday shopping noticed a man running from the Walmart with electronics in hand.
As pictures were being snapped with the children, deputies and Santa, 49-year-old David Sherman headed for the parking lot.
Several officers caught up to him hiding in a car.
“It really set the tone for the weekend coming up for us, for Christmas and what Christmas is supposed to be about,” said Sarpy County Lt. Kevin Griger.
Sherman was booked on felony shoplifting charges.
Moonbattracker posted some holiday crime stories from this past week, but you wouldn’t exactly call them, “feel-good”:
Actually, most occupy stories are crime stories, these days.
This is pretty despicable, via Gateway Pundit: Shopper Punches 70 Year-Old Walmart Greeter For Asking for Receipt – Fractures Face
I do not get the allure of these over-priced sneakers. First the violent mall stampedes as the new line of Air Jordans were launched in stores, now they’re being stolen right off of people’s feet. WTH?
Nine people were arrested as dozens of shoppers fought on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, according to local media reports.
The melee began in the food court and swiftly moved to other parts of the complex. Shoppers were knocked to the floor and sent scurrying away, and a number of stores closed early.
No crime here – just a holiday feel good story: Colorado man finds $10K in Vegas, returns to owner:
That’s $10,000 in cash found by good Samaritan, Mitch Gilbert, in two unmarked Caesar’s Palace envelopes.
Gilbert had a winning weekend in Las Vegas in early December, but he came upon some really big money at the airport as he was about to catch a flight home.
“There was $5,000 in each envelope. I just about fell over, I couldn’t believe it,” Gilbert said.
He discovered the cash when he opened the envelopes at his home in Greenwood Village.
“If it happened to me I sure would want that back,” Gilbert said.
Some may have thought they hit the jackpot, but Gilbert knew he had to return the money.
“I wanted to show my kids the right thing to do. It would have been a lot easier keeping it to be honest with you. But I felt like I had to get it back to the right person,” Gilbert said.
He called the airport in Las Vegas, but they would not even take down his name.
“They didn’t do that. It was against the rules. I just said, ‘Well, I’ll keep calling back and I’ll give it 30 days,’” Gilbert said.
Gilbert kept his word to continue calling the airport. More than two weeks later, the operator told him a man in El Paso, Texas reported losing two Caesar’s Palace envelopes full of cash.
“She goes, ‘Well, this is breaking the rules, but you’re trying to do the right thing,’” Gilbert said.
9NEWS reached Ignacio Marquez by telephone from his home in El Paso. Marquez says he won the money gambling and dropped it as he was running to catch a flight.
“Relief is an understatement. Cash money is very difficult to get back. I’m very appreciative to Mitch and his family. You do not find people like this,” Marquez said.
Marquez knew the odds of someone actually returning $10,000 were pretty slim.
Kinda restores your faith in humanity, doesn’t it?