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Job Applicant Is Just Who Target Is Looking For

Store staff watches as shoplifter stops to fill out an application for a job, using his real name and contact information.

This is not going to look good on his future resume.

At 11:46 a.m.Thursday, were called to , 3900 N. 124th St., to seek a retail theft suspect who was last seen getting on an eastbound bus on West Capitol Drive.

By the time officers arrived, they reported, “the bus was long gone.”

A store security staffer told them that a man had been seen selecting two cans of baby formula and then heading for the customer service counter. When he got there, the cans were no longer in sight.

The man then asked for a job application and sat down for 45 minutes while filling it out. During that time, he set one can of formula on a cart next to him, but the store officer couldn’t tell where he had had it concealed.

When he was done with the application, he walked toward the front door, with the officer watching him. The suspect even asked why he was being watched before going out the door.

He then ran toward the bus, holding onto his pants at the crotch. When he got to the bus, the officer saw him pull the second can of formula out of his pants.

The store officer told police that this was the second time the suspect had filled out a job application there, with the same name and personal information.

Police reviewed video footage and ran the man’s name. Sure enough, he had filled out the second job application under his own name while carrying out a theft from his prospective employer. Police are seeking the 19-year-old Milwaukee man for questioning.

pupdog1 July 01, 2012 at 11:04 PM
That Tar-jey, which used to be great, now treats customers like an interruption of their busy day. I can't believe they didn't hire this guy on the spot, with a signing bonus to boot.
jbw July 02, 2012 at 07:12 AM
He had to fill out another application to remain eligible for unemployment benefits - just killing two birds with one stone.
Tosa720 July 02, 2012 at 01:34 PM
What is most pathetic is that anyone has to steal two cans of baby formula to feed their baby in this country. If the man was stealing to sell something of value, it certainly would have been something more easily concealed and worth more money. Zealots rant against birth control and everything else connected to a woman's right to choose, but once a baby is born, they forget all about the baby's needs and switch their rant to bash single mothers whether the pregnancy was caused by incest, rape, failure of contraceptive or lack of money to buy contraceptives. A woman is not supposed to use contraceptives, but then is faulted for having a baby. In the long run, the "precious" baby whose "personhood" was proclaimed even before conception, is forgotten.
jbw July 02, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Does that logic apply to the all the people recently stealing large bottles of vodka, too? It's not easily concealed so they must be stealing it out of necessity? It is kind of pathetic that anyone would feel that need considering the billions we spend on providing food for the hungry, the billions more in charitable programs to provide more food, and the millions in Wisconsin alone on specialized programs just for providing food for babies. I don't think I have the income growth to support others' children as fast as they can have them. But then why would my ability to provide for myself and my family matter when there's someone else in need?

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