Englewood, FL–This story is being reported along the lines of “news of the bizarre,” but I would like to know if what this man says is actually true–that he’s left with less then $100 from his paycheck after child support deductions.
The reporter is Angela Watson Gay of the Dayton Daily News. Perhaps readers would like to write and call her and see if she can follow up on the story — anwatson@DaytonDailyNews.com or (937) 225-2374.
Wal-Mart thief: ‘Child support made me do it’
Angela Watson Gay
Dayton Daily News, March 19, 2008
ENGLEWOOD — March 15: A theft was reported at Wal-Mart, 7725 Hoke Road, after a male exited the store with a shopping cart full of groceries he under rung at a self-checkout lane.
The receipt showed 15 items totaling $37.15, but the cart contained 30 additional items totaling $183.07.
When asked what he was doing, the subject told police, “Being stupid. I’m too old for this but this child support is killing me.”
The subject said that after child support deductions are taken from his paycheck, he is left with less than $100 to live on.
Police charged him with theft and issued a summons to court.