I hope we’re not editorializing too much by calling these people weirdos, but let’s have a look at the facts provided by the Bennington, VT police department: The alleged weirdos ran 450′ of extension cord across a Home Depot parking lot in order to power an electric drill that they planned to use to steal the giant chili pepper off of a Chili’s. Weirdos, right? That’s fair, isn’t it?
They say the group ran 470 feet of extension cord across a four lane highway and through a Home Depot parking lot to power an electric drill they planned to use to remove the sign early Sunday morning.
The group was stopped when the restaurant’s alarm went off, but officers say they planned to make their getaway with the sign in an SUV.
The AP adds that the sign is valued at $8,000 but neglect to mention how they arrived at that figure.
Cops: four jailed after they try to steal sign from Chili’s restaurant [wten]