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Last week the Warwick Police Department posted on their Facebook page a video of a woman at the Burlington Coat Factory who picked up a $100 bill that was dropped by another customer, and then shushed her grandson and told him not to say anything. They referred to her as the “grandmother of the year” and as a result she was quickly identified and arrested.
“The 2017 Grandmother of the Year Award goes to…….this female observed the victim drop a $100 and within a couple seconds walks over and grabs it off the floor,” authorities noted. “She then conceals it in her purse while putting her finger across her mouth to warn a juvenile male to not say anything. His reaction says it all…:0.”
Awesome lesson to teach a child. When you see your fellowman lose something of value, steal it and don’t say nothing. It belongs to you now.
What this proves once again is that public shaming on social media WORKS!! The general public loves to help find these people, so why not use the technology at your finger tips to help them do so?
But since it’s 2018 the Chief of Police felt the need to apologize and took the post down because it hurt the woman’s feels:
The Warwick police chief is apologizing on behalf of his department for a social media post about a woman who stole $100 during a shopping trip at Burlington. The woman was caught on camera picking up the money off the ground after another woman dropped it. She then urged a child not to say anything. The post was featured on the Warwick Police Department Facebook page last week. It came with the caption, “Grandmother of the Year Award.”
The chief was upset after he heard criticism on talk radio.
“It was uncalled for. It was unprofessional. And we need to clean our act up here, Col. Stephen McCartney told NBC 10 News on Thursday. “Sometimes, I think some of our officers occasionally, I don’t know whether they try to get hip to the times, but I don’t consider that hip.”
Oh look, another gutless police chief who acts as a politician first and a police officer second. I understand there’s a lot of great police chiefs out there, but from our time at Turtleboy writing about this stuff I am automatically suspicious of anyone who rises too fast in the police department. I feel like the best cops are the ones out patrolling the streets, not rising in rank and pay grade. I mean seriously:
“I don’t want people, human beings that we come into contact, I don’t want them characterized in any way that subjects them to public ridicule,” McCartney said. “That’s just inappropriate.”
You don’t want them subject to public ridicule? Then why is this on your Facebook page right now?
Because that mugshot is hilarious and you knew that people would laugh at this nudnik’s physical appearance. And rightfully so. He’s a junkbox who robbed a store with a note that said he had a gun. Public shaming helps people hit rock bottom, which then forces them to get their shit together.
The only reason the chief is getting involved with this one is because we’re dealing with a 76 year old lady. But guess what? Age ain’t nothing but a number. A 15 year old told me that back in the 90’s so R Kelly would have sex with her. It would be one thing if she just randomly found the money on the ground in the parking lot. But she actually saw it fall out of someone’s pocket, picked it up, and then taught her concerned grandchild that keeping his mouth shut was the best course of action. Grandma needed to be publicly shamed, and she got exactly what she deserved.
Know how I can tell Grandma sucks? The fact that she’s blaming the cops and the media:
“You know what you did to my name?”
No Agnes, you did this to your own name girlfriend. Now shape, fly right, and tell your grandson to bend the brim of his hat and hopefully your defective ethics gene won’t carry on to the next generation.