Stupid Is, Stupid Does

A Chocolate Factory Worker Called in a Bomb Threat

22-year-old Kristofer Pregent hated his job at the Barry Callebaut chocolate factory and wanted to get fired, so he could collect unemployment. So he did the first thing that came to mind, he called in a bomb threat, of course! Kristofer stole a co-worker’s cellphone and made the threat under a different worker’s name, then threw the cellphone in a toilet tank. He told police he received a bomb threat, then later said that didn’t happen. He told officers he was unhappy with his job and wanted out. Kristofer was charged with false public alarm, petit larceny and unlawful mischief. Get more here.

Thief Took Merchandise From Pawn Store Self and Pawned it

A manager at Value Pawn in Ocala, FL told officers that a customer reported seeing a man take a car stereo amplifier, valued at $119.99, from a shelf, remove the sale stickers, take it to the counter and proceed to pawn it. Store surveillance video showed Jose Daniel Claudio Jr., 38, taking, and pawning, the amplifier. He received $60 for the transaction. Jose then returned to the store and removed a backpack leaf blower, worth $250, got into a vehicle and drove away. Store officials alerted police, and Claudio was stopped. When he was then arrested, he told Police that he has a drug problem and was pawning the goods to pay for his heroin addiction. He was charged with dealing in stolen property, fraud, retail theft and petit theft.

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