PORTLAND — A Portland police spokesman says two men arrested for shoplifting during a “Shop With a Cop” event for school children initially thought it was the worst of times to steal, what with more than 60 uniformed officers on scene.

But Sgt. Pete Simpson says the two gave it some more thought and decided “it would be a good time to steal, that police would be distracted.”
Store security officers at the Fred Meyer store weren’t distracted Wednesday. Simpson says security watched two young men packing their own backpacks with blenders, shoes, clothes and tools while officers helped children pick out supplies for the school year. The Oregonian says a couple of Portland officers helped arrest the duo.
In Simpson’s words, “Common sense didn’t play into their decision-making today.”
A friend of mine just started his own business, making landmines that look like prayer mats.

It's doing well. He says Prophets are going through the roof.
This lady surprised a burglar in her kitchen. He was all loaded down with the things he was going to steal. She had no weapon and was all alone. The only thing that she could think to do was quote scripture. So she holds up a hand and says: "ACTS 2:38!!!"

The burglar quakes in fear and then freezes to the point that she is able to get to the phone and call 911 for the cops. When the cops arrive, the burglar is still frozen in place. They are very much surprised that a woman alone with no weapon could do this. One of them asked the lady: "How did you do this?"

The woman replied, "I quoted scripture."

The cop turned to the burglar: "What was it about the scripture that had such an effect on you?"

The burglar replied: "Scripture! What scripture? I thought she said she had an ax and two 38's."

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