There was an article in the Star Bulletin about a crime of opportunity at the Pearl City Walmart. A man put down his keys for a moment while shopping and a thief stole it, went to the parking lot clicking at cars until he found the right car and drove off in the borrowed BMW. I told Art, "Isn't it crazy that you could put car keys down and not pay attention long enough for somebody to steal it?"
Art just reminded me about something that happened at the After Christmas sales. We were at the SAME Pearl City Walmart looking at Christmas tree garlands. It was pretty busy and there was a shopping cart in the way. I wanted to ask the shopper if I could move it a bit but she was busy talking on her cellphone. Therefore, I had to lean over her cart to get to what I wanted to look at it. That's when I looked down and saw her wallet and car keys lying at the bottom of her basket with several bills sticking out. I was dumbfounded! I turned around and she was looking on the other side of the aisle still talking on her cell. I looked at Art and saw that he was surprised to see it, too. I could EASILY have taken her wallet bulging with money and car keys and walked down the next aisle without her knowing.
I wanted to warn her so I waited a few moments to tell her but she was still so busy on her phone that we just had to leave.
Incredible! Some people are such easy pickings!