Are crooks stupid…or are they genius? A New York man tried to get a refund at Walmart for a television he didn’t own. In fact, the 55″ screen had never even left the store! He grabbed it right off the shelf and headed straight for the returns counter!!! Did he get the money? You’ll be surprised at the answer.
(Courtesy of Dayelin Roman – TimesUnion.com)
A Watervliet man was arrested after he picked up a $1,900 flat-screen TV off the shelf at Wal-Mart and took it straight to the returns counter, police said.
Philemon Ofosu, 23, was at the Latham Farms Wal-Mart on Troy-Schenectady Road just before 7 p.m. April 12 when he tried to pull the bold trick, according to Colonie police.
He got $1,995.84 cash for returning the 55-inch Samsung, police said, after which security detained him and called police.
Ofosu was charged with grand larceny and sent to the Albany County Jail.