Computer Thief Parked In Wrong Spot At Wrong Time?
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
February 6, 2006
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI--Note to thieves: Don't lie to a cop.
And, for goodness sakes, don't park in spaces reserved for folks with disabilities.
Donald Meeks could tell you why.
Meeks, 30, was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing two computers worth over $1,300 from the new Lake Saint Louis Wal-Mart.
According to the Post-Dispatch, police said Meeks had managed to get the computers past employees at the store and into the back seat of his car.
Then he went to a Walgreen's store where he parked illegally in the reserved parking space just outside the door.
When Officer Michael Magrew approached Meeks about his illegal parking, he noticed the computers in the back seat. Magrew became suspicious after Meeks said he got them from a relative a few weeks ago.
Magrew could clearly see the stickers on the computers were from the Lake Saint Louis Wal-Mart, which had only been open for a week. A call to the store confirmed that they were missing.
Meeks was charged with theft and was being held Wednesday in lieu of $30,000 cash-only bail, the Post-Dispatch noted.