Some people might disagree, but I have generally had good experiences with SEPTA services, especially its bus routes.
Then again, I wouldn’t want to make use of one of their busses as my getaway car.
According to a report on Springfield Patch, a Philadelphia man was allegedly seen leaving a Macy’s store without paying for several bed comforters. When confronted, the man reportedly dropped the items and hopped on a nearby SEPTA bus to leave the scene.
Police stopped the bus and removed the man.
Next stop: retail theft charges.
Check out some other unusual police reports from the area:
Grand Theft Duck: If you know anyone in the Roxborough area who suddenly has two new, unexplained ducks, the Philadelphia police might like to have a word with them.
Be on the Lookout for the Trix Rabbit: According to a report from Mt. Airy Patch, police responded to a breaking and entering at an area home on May 6. The only thing reported stolen in the house: a box of Lucky Charms breakfast cereal. Check out the full story here.
Maybe They Really Needed to Clean Their Lawn: In a report on Chestnut Hill Patch, police responded to a report of theft from the Chestnut Hill Business Association on May 3. Missing items include a weed whacker, leaf blower and a box of trash bags. Check out the full story here.
All people mentioned in this story and any police story from Patch.com are innocent until proven guilty. Charges do not indicate guilt or conviction. If you have questions about this story, email Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org.