Daily Archives: February 25, 2012
They always say that when the economy is bad then crime (mainly robberies) goes up. That kind of makes sense but looking at what half of these people are out here stealing…it doesn’t. Back in the day people would jack you for your coat, your shoes or your chain. They could either wear it themselves or sell it to someone else. It was wrong, but it made sense. I don’t get stealing smartphones.
My phone bill is $200 a month. To be perfectly honest with you, if you could get me out of my contract with Verizon then I’d happily give you my phone. No gun needed. But if you can’t do that, then what in the hell makes you think I’m just gonna let you walk around using my phone? This aint a beeper from back in the day. You can’t just take it to a shop and turn it on in your name. The minute you walk away I’m going online and “bricking” it. That means activating the app on my phone that not only pulls up the GPS showing me where exactly you are with my phone on a map, but also wipes all the data off the phone and makes it unusable ever again.
And going back to the tennis shoe thefts: I always wondered if the criminals work at Foot Locker. You have to work at some shoe store to be able to gauge what size shoe another man has on from a distance. It’s gotta lower your criminal self esteem to shoot a dude over some shoes, add assault with a deadly weapon to your list of charges only to get home and realize the damn things don’t even fit. There isn’t really a market for used shoes. You can’t even take em back to the store if the sole is scuffed.
I remember getting robbed once by the world’s dumbest criminal. I think I’ll write about that tomorrow. Maybe it can be a cautionary tale to up and coming thieves out there.