This happened in RLM yesterday (From the Campus Watch):
ROBERT L. MOORE HALL, 2515 Speedway
Theft: An unknown female was observed removing a can of Dr. Pepper from an unsecured storage cabinet and walked away without paying for the item. The coffee shop owner yelled at the female to stop and followed her out of the building. The unknown female is described as: Asian female, 28-30 years of age, shoulder length hair, with acne. She was last seen wearing a pink T-shirt and tan pants. Loss value: $.75. Occurred on: 9-20-06, at 12:31 PM.
The perp returned to the scene of the crime yesterday -- she went into the library, so their security video picked her up -- the library staff gave the video to the coffee shop people who were going to show it to the police.
Then this came in on the campus watch right after the above theft:
UNION BUILDING, #4 West Mall
Theft: A UT staff member observed an unknown subject take a handful of sushi from a private vender located on the second floor. The subject left the area prior to the arrival of the officer. The subject was described as: white male wearing an orange shirt. Loss value: $4.00. Occurred on: 9-19-06, at 7:00 PM.
My "matchmaking urges" (ala Ski Boy and Bikini Girl from a couple of years back, and there were also my efforts with trying to get the two cute redhead government major twins hooked up with the cute business twins, but one of the business major twins said that he and his brother didn't like to date twins) kicked in -- I have got to get these two matched up -- what a dream date -- she can take care of the drinks, and he'll get the food!
Well, there is a postscript to this story -- the female perp returned to RLM today and tried to rip off another can of Dr. Pepper -- this time the staff chased her off before she could take the product. But a little later, K., the manager of the stand, was upstairs, and she saw her sitting on a bench, reading. The perp didn't know who K. was (it was another employee who chased her yesterday) so K. nonchalantly used her cell phone to call the police. They arrived and K. said, "That's her!"
She didn't press charges though -- she just wanted to get her attention, and I think she gets handed over to Student Judicial Services.
(and Note to Self: "don't steal from a building that you spend a lot of time in!")
It's always a lot of fun in the RLM,