Last night I was at the Von’s on Virgil and Sunset. While in the soup aisle, a fellow walked up and plopped down a shopping basket with about 8 packages of steak in it. He hid behind a small display of boxed soup mixes and took out a fresh Von’s paper bag and put all the meat in the bag.
He then abandoned the basket and walked rather swiftly to the front of the store. I followed him and watched as he stood at the display by the door of charcoal and other grilling products and then just walked out the front door.
Hey! He didn’t pay for his meat! I went out the front door and watched as he hustled across the parking lot. There was a Von’s guy there changing the trash bags in the can in front of the door and I said, “Hey, that man in the blue and white check shirt just stole at least 10 pounds of meat. That whole bag of meat, he just walked out without paying.” The trash picker wearing a pinafore and braids said “Good for him!” as the Von’s fellow went glanced over at the escaping shoplifter and went back into the store.