Picking up Change gets you picked up
July 23, 2008 Leave a comment
When I hear the phrase “picking up change” I can’t help but think of the dance that bears that name.
When Laslo Mujzer of Florida hears the phrase he’ll forever think of the clink. Mr. Mujzer was arrested after lifting $0.42 from a mall fountain.
According to the story, the “proceeds” from the fountain went to the local Habitat for Humanity chapter, so perhaps the overreaction was justified?
So now my “namesake”* will have a petty theft charge on his record for doing something that is a rite of passage for every child in America, treating the mall fountain as one’s personal ATM.
*Some people think my name is Laslo which is funny because I don’t look the least bit Hungarian