Diaper and Beer Thieves Arrested While Trying To Use Taxi As Getaway Car
Salem, Mass. police on Wednesday charged two men from nearby Lawrence, Mass. with stealing beer, diapers and baby formula from a Walmart.
Police arrested Shaun Klier, 29, and John Murphy, 46, after the officials were called to a Walmart on Tuesday to investigate a report that two men had stolen four cases of beer, two cases of diapers and a case of baby formula, and that the men were attempting to leave via a taxi.
The driver of the taxi, however, would not comply, so Klier and Murphy were left wandering in the parking lot of the big box retailer.
Both Klier and Murphy were quickly subdued by officers, though it appears that Murphy tried to get a quick workout in at Planet Fitness prior to his arrest. It seems as though he’ll have plenty of time to ‘pick things up and put them down’ in the future.
No word on whether the entire endeavor was an attempt to recreate a scene from ‘Raising Arizona.’