Les Miserable, North Carolina Style!

In a sinister Dallas McKinnon voice (Courageous Cat, Gumby and Archie) comes the words, “This is the scene of the crime!”  The crime?  Stolen Pop Tarts!  The culprit?  A mother’s son!  In a bizarre world, nothing can surprise us now as you view the video below:

Besides the obvious, there are a few things disturbing about this modern day version of Les Miserable.  First and foremost, of course, is a mother who would risk giving her son a criminal record (this crime is a misdemeanor) for eating something in his own home.  Second is the fact that the police entertained this stupid call, wasting hundreds of dollars of taxpayers money on a matter that’s dumber than the woman who called 9-1-1 because McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets.  The third disturbing fact is that a local television station added credence to this story by sending out an elder statesman to report on the incident, which begs the question, “Do you think that guy’s career is in the crapper?”

At any rate, it is a sad commentary on life in the United States, where mothers, police and television reporters have nothing better to do set themselves up as the laughing stock of the world.  The sad, sad part is what this might do the the master mind criminal himself.  In a world where most mother’s hide their children even after a murder, it’s nice to know there are others willingly to junk a child’s future because she can’t discipline her own child.  I’m sure in the “made-for-TV-movie,”  Jean Valjean’s line will be changed to “I stole a box of Pop Tarts!”  It’s fortunate the young man didn’t steal a loaf of bread, because as expensive as bread is today, he’d be charged with a felony.

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