Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ho Ho Ho Hah!!

Another candidate for Scrooge of the Year.

Also in the running for Stupidest crook of the year.

Christmas tree tent robbed, thief leaves wallet behind
By WINK News

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Christmas thief may have thought he'd get away with stealing from North Fort Myers Christmas tree tent, but he forgot one thing...his wallet.

Deputies are looking for 29-year-old Joshua Hess. He's accused of pushing over the tent worker and helping himself to $700 in cash from the register. It happened just after 3pm Thursday at Uncle Al's Christmas Trees on Pine Island Road, not far from US 41.

Al Mueller, the owner of the tent, tells WINK News in all of his years of owning tree and fireworks tents nothing like this has ever happened."It's unbelievable at Christmas, but the economy is so tight, people are so desperate...expect the unexpected," said Mueller.

If you know where Joshua Hess is, call the Lee County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.