Cynical Synapse

Wed, 09 Jul 2008

Not passing the common sense test

Filed under: Behavior, Economy, Justice, Michigan, People — cynicalsynapse @ 12:37 pm

Saturday night, two men attempted an armed robbery of a Salvation Army Thrift Store. I know economic times are hard and Michigan has got it the worst in the nation, but a Salvation Army store? How much money do you think they have in the till from selling used clothes and stuff that day?

Maybe the thieves thought quite a lot, since the store is located in a city with a median income of $51,376 per household. But that seems to me like false logic. How many of those households do you think are buying their kids’ clothes at the Thrift Store?

We won’t know how much money was involved since the thieves were unsuccessful. For obvious reasons, Salvation Army won’t say how much the crooks tried to steal. Tragically for the man’s family, one of the robbers was killed when police responded. The other bad guy was caught after running and failing a carjack attempt.

You have guns, it’s a charity resale store, and employees call the police, who arrive while you’re still there? Maybe armed robbery isn’t your best career choice.



  1. They probably figured it would be an easy target, so even if there wasn’t a lot of money, it would still be easy money. After all, who robs the Salvation Army?

    Good to see you up and running again.

    Comment by Everett — Fri, 18 Jul 2008 @ 11:11 pm

  2. Thanks. Good to be back at it.

    Comment by cynicalsynapse — Mon, 28 Jul 2008 @ 11:49 pm

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