When you work in an office, it’s not the big things that get you down. The late nights, the last-minute emergencies — we are professionals, and can handle all that with aplomb. But if someone swipes our sandwich or mid-afternoon treat out of the fridge, watch out.
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At least, that’s the one explanation for what happened to the unnamed Pennsylvania man who called the cops last week because somebody stole his strawberry-flavored Jell-O out of the office fridge.
Several things of note about this case, according to the police report, helpfully posted on The Smoking Gun:
1. The incident took place at a warehouse belonging to Wakefern, which is a cooperative group of supermarkets. That seems especially ironic and unfair. Jell-O, Jell-O everywhere, etc.
2. The victim reported his crime at 11:30 at night, which means that he either spent all day stewing about his stolen goods, or was working a night shift when he discovered that his Jell-O — possibly the one joy in his long, long evening! — had been stolen.
3. The police report reads: “The employee continued that this was not the first time that his food had been stolen from the refrigerator.” That’s obviously totally unacceptable, and it’s hard not to be on this guy’s side at that point.
According to The Smoking Gun, local police are taking the theft seriously, calling it an “open investigation” and not ruling out a future arrest.
So think twice before you steal a co-worker’s snack stash. You could wind up in jail. (Or at least, on The Smoking Gun.)
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