I don't often write about crime and Walmart, although I make an exception when bribes are involved, but occasionally a story pops up that is just to hilarious to ignore. Such is the case of Demitichius Justice (I didn't make that name up). Carol Vaughn, reporting in Wal-Mart meat theft earns man jail time for Delmarva Now, writes:
A 42-year-old man who has been committing crimes in Accomack County for more than 20 years, will spend three years of a much longer sentence in prison. Demitichius Justice, 42, of Parksley, was convicted last June of stealing a package of steaks from Wal-Mart. He was convicted of shoplifting twice before, which made his latest crime a felony, even though the value of the meat was less than $200. Justice pleaded not guilty in a bench trial.
I'm uncertain why the story is running now, 11 months later (I've emailed Vaughn to inquire) but my real interest here is why I want to nominate Justice for one of those stupid-criminal awards. Clearly stealing meat from a Walmart, given all the responses from readers here on that singular topic over the years, is not the act of an intelligent person. Then again, maybe Justice just figured that he'd eat better in prison. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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