Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A Kindly Criminal
In Weslaco Tx, police are in search of the 'Courtesy Bandit'. This sandel wearing knife toting theif is known for his polite manners . So far he has been on a three day spree of crime and ettiquete awareness. The spree started at the Executive Inn in Mercedes, the bandit told the desk clerk, "I'm sorry I'm robbing you, but please give me the money." After receiving his ill gotten gains, he graciously thanked the clerk for their trouble and calmly left.
I have to wonder if he will be treated as courteously by the police, the correctional officers, and his fellow inmates when he is finally apprehended. I hope that during his incarceration, he is able to do something useful in bringing politeness to society. Perhaps he can publish a self-help book, "Courtesy for Dumb Crooks."