Oregon police say 2 arrested for shoplifting among 60 officers at ‘Shop With a Cop’ dayBy AP
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
2 arrested in Oregon at ‘Shop With a Cop’ day
PORTLAND, Ore. — Two men arrested in Oregon for shoplifting during a “Shop With a Cop” event for school children initially thought it was a bad time for stealing — with more than 60 uniformed officers on scene.
But Portland Sgt. Pete Simpson says the two gave it some more thought and decided police would be distracted so it would be a good time to steal.
They were wrong.
Store security officers at the Fred Meyer store weren’t caught off guard Wednesday. Simpson says security watched the 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 the two were then arrested.
Information from: The Oregonian, www.oregonlive.com