First the good news: there was a customer spotted at the Greendale Mall last week. Now the bad: turns out the Chandler Street man was at odds with T.J. Maxx officials over his particular payment plan (i.e., none).
The seasoned shoplifter skipped nary a beat when he met the judge the next day: “Kleptomaniac,” he claimed. “Couldn’t help it.” Well, that was honest — and maybe even ingenious.
Hitch wonders if councilors and city officials with larceny in their hearts should take notes.