No doubt he thought himself clever

But you know, they do have someone monitoring the self-checkout lines:

An Abilene man was arrested Friday after police said he tried to pass off a TV valued at $228 for less than $2.

According to police, 52-year-old William Keltner had been shopping at Walmart on Highway 351 when he removed a barcode tag from a hanger worth only $1.17 and placed it on the TV valued at $228.

Then again, he has previous theft convictions, so perhaps he’s even dumber than we thought.

(Via the Consumerist.)


  1. JT »

    7 November 2012 · 1:28 pm

    Guess he figured that the Bullwinkle defense would work: “This time for sure!”

  2. CGHill »

    7 November 2012 · 1:35 pm

    But that trick never works!

  3. fillyjonk »

    7 November 2012 · 7:51 pm

    Oh, to be a fly on the wall when the inevitable, “So, what are you in prison for?” question comes up.

  4. CGHill »

    7 November 2012 · 8:19 pm

    Oh, yeah. In an earlier time, they’d have all moved away from him on the Group W bench.

  5. Tatyana »

    8 November 2012 · 8:19 am

    I don’t know what are you’ll surprised about. The guy is a good representative of majority of current electorate…and as a matter of fact, of Administration, too. The only difference they got away with it.

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