Not that you should shoplift, but if you do, you should realize that shoplifting while carrying an 18″ steel machete will take your charges from retail theft up to prohibited offensive weapons charges. That’s what happened to one Pennsylvania shoplifter, when he was caught with $140 dollars worth of CDs that he’d shoplifted from Target… and an 18″ steel machete that he’d shoved down the left leg of his jeans. Allen Edward Pople, 18, is now being held on $25,000 bond.
Really, Al. Did you need a machete? Was the Target in the jungle? —MEGHANN MARCO