And, by completing the oath, you reaffirm your membership in good standing with the Junior Matlock Club, where we look at criminals who really should consider honest work because they don't have what it takes for a life of crime.
You know, gas has gotten expensive. You can tell by how many gas stations make you prepay before you pump now. When gas was about $2 a gallon, you either just gassed up and paid or you waved to the guy in the window and he let you pump. But as gas went to $3, that changed because of drive-offs and theft. $4 now? Some places, I'm surprised I don't need to leave a DNA sample and affidavit from Jesus Christ before I pump.
When a tank of gas starts approached C-note territory and gas mileage means you are guaranteed to be filling up plenty, people are looking for ways to save some cash. There's going with a more fuel efficient vehicle. There's carpooling. And some people just go with that old standby, petty theft.
Michael Baker is 20 years old and lives in Jenkins City, Kentucky. He wanted some gas on the cheap and figured he'd just syphon it out of a car. But why choose just any old mark? Baker decided to stick it to the man and stole the gas from a Jenkins City police cruiser. And just to show what a badass he is, he posted a photo of himself doing it on his Facebook.
Guess what happened next?
The picture has been removed, and replaced with, “just got out of jail,” he wrote in one post, adding later that “yea lol i went too jail over facebook.” Responding to a friend who had not seen the image before it was yanked, Baker assured, “yea lol u would just have to seen it it was funny as hell tho.” He was arraigned yesterday.
So the lesson to be learned from this is all criminals watch out for crime cameras. Especially when they bring their own.