Thursday’s column recounted the mysterious cardboard cutout-napping of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” from the 7-Eleven on Crystal Spring Avenue in South Roanoke.
Today, I’m happy to report that the life-size cutout is safely in the hands of the Roanoke Police Department, and headed for an auction that will help raise money for a good cause.
The embarrassed thief returned it Friday morning and promised a future letter of apology and a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The theft happened Aug. 10 about 9:30 p.m. and it was truly stupid. The thief and his female accomplice pulled it off via a seemingly slick diversion of the store’s clerk, who turned her back to help the accomplice find limes to go with the thief’s four-pack of Pabst in cans.
Limes with canned Pabst — who mixes those? But that was merely the first indication that this dastardly duo was about three jacks short of a full house, if you catch my drift.
The other thing they didn’t count on was an elaborate store security system that captured them and their moves and their faces in full, eight-video-camera glory.
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