If you are going to help yourself to a five-finger discount, the worst of all possible times to do it would be during the “Shop with a Cop” event. But that's exactly what happened Wednesday in Clackamas, Oregon. Portland police were at Fred Meyer to help children shop for back-to-school items when security personnel caught 20-year-old Shane Alexander and 30-year-old Jason Vantress allegedly filling their backpacks with store merchandise.
"They were a little freaked out when they saw all the cops at first, but then decided the police would be too distracted, helping kids to notice them," said police Spokesman Pete Simpson.
Police officers assisted security in making the arrests.
Otherwise, the back-to-school event was a big success. Link