With a street value in the zillions

I mean, yeah, this is worse than stealing jewels:

Shelbyville [Tennessee] Police are investigating the most expensive shoplifting case in recent memory with more than $11,000 worth of ink cartridges stolen.

Police say a man and woman stole $11,427 worth of ink cartridges from the Walmart in Shelbyville on Sunday.

How many cartridges were swiped? Not so many:

Police say they placed 332 ink cartridges in a stolen tote bag in their shopping cart and rolled right through the garden center emergency exit without the alarm going off.

So: $34.42 per cartridge. No wonder these suckers are being stolen.

(Via Fark.)

2 comments

  1. nightfly »

    28 January 2019 · 1:01 pm

    Apparently, they cased the Springfield Walmart but they were out of cartridges.

  2. CGHill »

    28 January 2019 · 5:20 pm

    Sometimes I wonder what Shelbyville, Tennessee thinks about Simpsons references.

    I did find myself in Shelbyville, Kentucky, one day, but I really didn’t have the heart to go through with it.

    #oldmanyellingatcloud

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