The struggling economy is affecting people throughout the country, as men and women attempt to cut back on spending or perhaps even look for an additional source of income. Coupon clipping is becoming a favorite hobby of bargain shoppers. Many businesses are concerned about what the economic downturn will mean for holiday spending and perhaps will not hire as many seasonal workers as in years past. The use of public transportation is up and the willingness to make multiple trips in a car is down as we all try to conserve gas in the wake of record prices. Despite understandable frustrations, most people are managing to stay on the right side of the law during this difficult time. Not so for one Baytown man who decided to place his fate with the Lady Luck of a scratch-off variety.
Baytown Police are looking for a man who visited the RPS Discount convenience store on October 13. As surveillance pictures show, he waited patiently in line for assistance from the clerk. When he finally reached the counter, he asked the employee for several items. While the clerk was busy providing good customer service, the suspect swiped a stack of lottery tickets and then left the store.
If you see a man dressed in black pants and a black shirt who is feverishly scratching at small pieces of thick paper with loose change and then discarding the paper in disgust, please contact Baytown police immediately. You can call Baytown Police at 281-422-8371 or Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS (8477) and remain anonymous.
Has the tough economy led you to make a poor decision, such as the one made by the Baytown lottery snatcher? The criminal defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP can make sure you are afforded all of your rights in court. Please contact our Austin, Houston, or San Antonio office today.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Posted by Tony R. Bertolino, Esq. at 5:01 PM