17 October 2008

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (189)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Tuesday, October 14; link good at time of posting):
Adolfo Paz Gracia, 35, Javier Carreno Cruz, 29, and Jose Diaz Valenzuela, 29, were booked into Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix on three counts of forgery and one count of fraud schemes each.

Chandler [Arizona] police responded Sunday to a Wal-Mart store when employees reported three men bought a laptop computer and returned with an empty box, claiming a laptop was never in it.

Thinking the men were attempting to defraud the store, store employees called police.

When police arrived, one of the men ran away. During the chase, he threw credit cards to the ground. Police recovered the cards and determined they were forgeries.

. . . .

Store employees later discovered they had indeed sold an empty box to the three men.

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