Now that is Acting Talent

What did Marcus Garvey once say?

"With confidence, you have won before you have started."

 It worked, at least temporarily, for this young man:

(NORMAN, OK) An unnamed teenage juvenile was arrested by...police for stealing nearly $30,000 from three area Walmart stores.

Apparently the teen convinced Walmart employees that he was employed by the big box retailer and once inside, was able to steal thousands.

Police say the accused was well acquainted with the chain’s practices because he worked in an Oklahoma City Walmart before being fired for taking money.

According to the police report, in December the 17-year-old suspect donned a Walmart name tag and, “…acted as if he was a general manager from another store.” He told employees of the Moore, Oklahoma Walmart that he was there to conduct an inventory of the store before general managers would arrive to do a post holiday inspection.

Surveillance video from the store...showed that the teen was left alone in an office where money was stored and he grabbed, “…multiple bundles of cash, stuffing them inside his pockets and clothes,” hugging the manager as he left.

Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis said, “He’s obviously confident in what he’s doing and has a good story.”

 After his heist in Moore, the hustler, who is also reportedly an actor with a local talent agency, took his act to a Walmart in the city of Edmond.

Dressed in his old Walmart uniform, he walked into the store and was assigned to work at a register where he was able to swipe $3,000 in one day.

The jig was up when the teenage swindler tried his routine at a Walmart in Norman. Police were there to take him into custody…
I wonder if he can list those excellent performances on his resume?

I mean they do show superior communication and acting skills.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You can't help but be impressed by that kind of hustling skill at such a young age. Look out world.

Maxi said...

This kid is 17 and look at what he has done, SD. Imagine what he could do if he applied his skills for the good? Sad.
blessings ~ maxi

Pearl said...

I think the prison drama club is about to EXPLODE!


Greetings from Minneapolis!


Pat Hatt said...

haha he could be the next Deniro with those skills, after he gets out of jail

messymimi said...

Yes, if he decided to go straight, Hollywood needs to call him. Come to think of it, they need to call him anyway, they aren't worried about him going straight1

Stephanie Faris said...

Sounds to me like he did a pretty good job at fooling everyone! Unfortunately, he put those talents to use doing something that resulted in a permanent criminal history.

Carol Kilgore said...

The prison warden better hold on to his ID!

Brian Miller said...

hugging the manager as he left...that is like the cherry on top...hahahaha

terri said...

I can't imagine having the guts to take such huge risks! I'm sure with each success, his confidence only grew.

Theresa Milstein said...

30k? That's impressive in its wrongness.

Bob G. said...

It amazes me that ANY mahager in ANY of those stores allowed an UNsupervised teen "employee" in a cash room...
I worked w/ Loss Prevenetion for the late Circuit City, and that just does not fly well.
(especially with cameras all over these days)
The kid was BALLSEY...I'll give him that much.

Bet he becomes a SECURITY CONSULTANT someplace making a LOT more than that $30K.
(after he gets out of jail)

Good story.

Stay safe

Jeanette Levellie said...

I think this is sad. The crook is savvy but the honest guys are stupid.

lisa said...

Wow! He must have taken lessons from the movie Catch Me If You Can! That's awfully brash at such a young age.

Kristen @ Motherese said...

Well, I certainly can't condone his actions, but I have to admit I'm impressed by his chutzpah. Hope he finds a way to put his talents to better use!

Blond Duck said...

He could have been Bill Gates!

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, have to say I'm impressed with his intelligence. Just wished it was used to better himself.