Magazine article Insight on the News

Alleged Thief Can't Get the Job Done

Magazine article Insight on the News

Alleged Thief Can't Get the Job Done

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Byline: Stephen Goode, INSIGHT

Alleged Thief Can't Get the Job Done

What is it with wanna-be crooks, anyway? Are they so arrogant and self-absorbed that they don't believe they'll ever be caught? Or is it that they're just plain dumb?

Consider: In Stillwater, Okla., according to a recent dispatch from Reuters, Anthony Kaleb Phillips suddenly was taken from a job interview and carted off to jail. The 20-year-old had applied for a job with a local construction company, but as his interview was taking place more than a few of the company's employees recognized him as the man caught on a surveillance tape robbing that very business the day before. Phillips is alleged to have stolen a tool valued at $100 from the company and an estimated $1,000 worth of other items from an employee's car parked in the construction company's lot. "When he went out there to apply for the job, there was no one there. So he just helped himself to some items and left," Payne County Undersheriff Kenneth Willerton told reporters.

The news dispatch said Phillips didn't get the job, which of course didn't surprise for the people.

Also from Reuters comes news of an idea long overdue: At one time or another, most folks have been disturbed by the relentless wailing of a baby in a movie theater. Now a New York City movie house has an answer! At the Loews Cineplex on Manhattan's 34th Street, parents are welcome to bring along their tiny ones, check strollers at the door and make use of a theater hallway that's been turned into a diaper-changing room.

Parents pay full admission; their babies go in free. The theater shows first-run movies that the parents might not otherwise see until they're on video or DVD. "Here, if he makes a noise, he's just one of many," a stay-at-home dad told the Reuters reporter about his baby Jeremy. Other parents expressed similar thanks. Said Loews Vice President of Marketing John McCauley, already looking forward to millions of movie addicts two or three decades down the line: "Three months out of the womb, we're already creating a new generation of moviegoers."

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