Friday, December 16, 2011
Is This So Wrong? Florida Hobo Gets Himself a Sweet Pedicure, Even If a Stolen Credit Card Was Allegedly Involved...
They should cut these tramps a bit of slack every now and then. Sure, paying for goods or services rendered with a stolen credit card is never a good thing. But C'mon! I bet this bum hasn't felt so good since they cut off the free eats down at the local "occupy" protest...
He's 27-year-old vagrant Jonah Lee Troutman (pictured above), and apparently this wanderer's toe nail hygiene ain't been exactly the best lately. Since why else would this nomad allegedly blow a stolen credit card on a pedicure rather than loading up on smokes, eats or 40-ouncers?
In short, he must have felt he really needed that foot job. And I'm actually sympathetic over here. How many stories do we read about these hobos lifting copper from anything possible and pulling frauds (sometimes of the credit card variety) just to get their drink or drugs on?
The fact that one of these vagabonds would instead (allegedly) take the opportunity to get a little hoof love raises a genuine smile on my face. Plus just think: The damn BALLS on this bindlestiff!
For the record, this stinkpot's little left-turn into the lap of luxury finally went awry (allegedly) when the credit card was declined up at the counter at Nancy's Nails in Tampa. Troutman reportedly told cops that he found the card out on the street and felt that "finding it was a blessing from God."
While I personally think the best law enforcement measure here would have been to tell this floater to get the hell out of Dodge and never show his face around there again, cops still busted his Rum Dum ass with charges of illegal credit card use and petty theft, garnering him a one-way ticket to the hoosegow. At least he'll get his own foot locker down there.