Have you heard the one about a group of young black men who entered a closed New Jersey store late at night to do a little shopping?
Those inured to reality by 24/7 news may be startled by what happened next: They paid for their purchases and waved happily at security cameras, reports WTVM.
How did the men get into a closed store? The back door to the store, located inside a mall, was not locked. Only the door facing the parking lot was locked when employees left for the night. Most of the stores lights remain on while the mall is open.
Security video [see below] shows the men entering the store and beginning to shop. They even call out for a clerk but no one answers.
Eventually, they make their way to the cash register and wave cash at the security camera as they clearly show the sunglasses and batteries they are buying and how much money they are leaving.
The store, Buddy’s Small Lots, said they hope the men return so they can be given gift certificates for their honesty.
I suggest the CVS near Five Points MARTA station try this “open door policy” on a trial basis.
Here’s a few more news items I ran across in my morning jog around the Internet:
Not too big to fail: A bank executive who asked the federal government for $1 million in financial institution stabilization funds during the height of the mortgage crisis used $381,000 to purchase a luxury beach condo. (from New York Times’ Dealbook)
Moon contains more water than cheese: Scientists say the moon is “not as dry as previously thought.” In fact, there’s water beneath the surface called “magmatic water.” The article doesn’t say how much of the life-supporting compound the moon may contain, but I am sure there’s a way to frack every drop. (From CBC.ca)
What the NSA can do for education: A California school district may be at the forefront of government-sponsored spying after paying a company to monitor the Facebook and Twitter accounts of 13,000 students attending eight middle and high schools. The school hopes to find out which kids are “in trouble” and which may cause trouble. The cost of the monitoring service? $40,000. (from CBS Los Angeles)
Suspended justice: A former teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student that later committed suicide was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but a judge said all but 31 days of the sentence would be suspended. The girl’s mother screamed “You people suck!” before leaving the courtroom. (from BillingsGazette.com)
Man swallows toe: Americans and foreign bars mix as well as human toes and cocktails. This only partially explains why an American visiting a bar in Canada would order a shot of whiskey flavored by a severed digit and swallow it. He immediately paid the bar’s $500 “fine” for the casual display of cannibalism. The bar, which has been serving human toe flavored liquors since 1973, is raising the fine to $2,500. Over the years, more than eight toes have gone missing or been destroyed. If you are homeless and in the area of Dawson City, you may want to acquire some steel-toed shoes. (from CBC.ca)
The heart of editing is deletion: Longtime God listener Pat Robertson’s comments that gays intentionally spread HIV/AIDS by cutting people with special rings has been removed from a 700 Club program broadcast by the TV preacher’s Christian Broadcasting Network. Robertson, who has a long history of being an idiot, said, “You know what they do in San Francisco, some in the gay community there they want to get people so if they got the stuff they’ll have a ring, you shake hands, and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger. … It’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.” (from RightWingWatch.org)
Exorcism via penis goes awry: The lead says it all … “A man, who labeled himself a ‘ghostbuster,’ was arrested in China after he conducted an exorcism to rid a woman of the ghosts inside her vagina with his penis.” (from Inquisitr.com)