File This Under Stupid (and Drunk) Criminals!
This didn't happen while I was at work, but boy is it a gem. Seems my manager, K's car was hit at work the other day. How? Well, here's the story, as told to me by K and coworker J. A man came in the store, obviously intoxicated. He got some lottery tickets, etc, and kept asking K for her phone number. K refused. Drunken Idiot (DI from here on in) leaves his name and number there for her. Remember this. So, DI leaves, and K and coworker J realize that he's driving. Why they didn't turn him in right away, I don't know. Anyway, J realizes that the guy left his lottery tickets, so, having his name and number there, she called him to tell him. Of course, DI comes back right away to get them.
After some more trying to coerce K's number from her, he leaves, gets in his car, and...backs into the driver's side of K's car. Two of our regular customers tried to get him to stop, but, oh, no, DI decides to peel out of the parking lot, squealing tires, instead. So, DI has 1) driven while intoxicated, 2) hit someone's car, and 3) driven off from the scene...the scene where he left his name and phone number. Yep. Needless to say, K and J called the police right away and turned him in. What sucks for K is she's getting ready to go on vacation. Horrible timing. All I can say is DI belong among the ranks of the world's stupidest criminals. I hope they threw the book at him, and then some!
"It's always the short, quiet ones you have to watch out for."--Faye Chamberlain, The Secret Circle