Don't try to steal Nintendo DS games from Wal-Mart


Well this is the dumbest story I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard a lot of them! Once upon a time, there was a fugitive in Lee County in Florida. His criminal background—his FourSquare achievements, if you will—included armed robbery and kidnapping. He’s thrown in jail in early September, but then breaks out using a fake ID. But then, only a little while later, he’s arrested again. Guess what did him in?

If you guessed, “went to Wal-Mart, and stole a bunch of Nintendo DS games to support his heroin habit,” then you’d be correct!

That’s right, the man, 32-year-old Daniel Larson, was caught trying to steal about $120 worth of Nintendo DS games.

Seems to me Larson would have been better off trying to steal Xbox 360 games, since those are, what, twice as expensive as the average DS game? Or maybe it was a size thing, like he didn’t have enough space in his bag (or whatever he used) to fit a bunch of 360 games.

The moral of the story, of course, is never to go to Wal-Mart. Unless, of course, Wal-Mart is the only store in town, or you really just love low prices. I, for the record, have no problem with Wal-Mart; that’s where I bought my Zune HD.