Wednesday, December 29, 2004
When it's best not to return those disappointing Christmas gifts.
A dimwitted thief was arrested at a Long Island Radio Shack when he attempted to return roughly $2,200 in Christmas gifts — which he had stolen from the same shop, cops said yesterday.If you don't have a receipt, don't even consider it.
Nassau County police busted Vincent Festa, 44, a contractor, late Sunday at an Oyster Bay Radio Shack as he tried to return $2,198.93 of stolen electronics equipment.
On Dec. 21, Festa stole the items — including a desktop computer, MP3 player, digital camera, 2.5-inch television, home theater system, phone, and digital memory card — from the same store, authorities said.
Employees recognized Festa and phoned police, who busted him in the shop... [NY Post]