An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THERE’S A NEW kind of crook on the streets. Not violent necessarily, but dangerous nonetheless. It’s the kind who has no conscience, no compassion, no decency and no guts.
These are stealth crooks, glorified pickpockets, who take from others when we aren’t looking. They’re creeps.
They began by ripping off all the bronze plaques from public art installations and memorials at Riverside Park and elsewhere around Kamloops.
Christmas is a time when such criminals go into high gear, stealing displays from people’s front yards, though it must take an especially resourceful brand of felon to find anyone to sell them to.
And, of course, they’re always on the lookout for unlocked cars.
And now, we have the porch pirate.
Mel Rothenburger’s Armchair Mayor editorials appear twice daily Mondays through Thursdays on CFJC- TV. His Armchair Mayor column is published Saturdays on ArmchairMayor.ca and CFJC Today. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.