August 28, 2008
Richard Obdyke - Teen Caught With Stolen Debit Card In Pants Pocket Claims “Pants Weren’t His”. Investigators Debunk Claim
Naples, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Richard W. Obdyke, a 19-year-old Naples, Florida teen was arrested for trespassing at an area Wal-Mart on Monday. But when Collier County Sheriff's deputies checked Obdyke's pants pockets, they also discovered a stolen debit card.
When investigators questioned Obdyke about the stolen card, Obdyke had an interesting answer. They weren't his pants. He told investigators that he had found the pants in his van and didn't know who they belonged to.
Deputies found Deborah Cahill, the owner of the stolen card, who told them that charges were made to the card at McDonalds, a gas station and a 7-Eleven after the card went missing. When investigators asked where she might have left the card, she wasn't sure but told them the card turned up missing shortly after visiting Marsala Pizza over the weekend.
Unsurprising to deputies, it turned out that Obdyke was a Marsala Pizza employee. Deputies arranged a meeting with Obdyke at the restaurant, however authorities say Obdyke elected to skip the agreed upon meeting.
Authorities, rescheduled a new meeting with Obdyke, arresting him at his home in North Naples, Florida.
Obdyke was booked into the Collier County Jail on Thursday, charged with felony fraud / illegal use of a credit card. Bond was not yet listed on the Collier County Sheriff's Dept. Website.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
So what exactly is more idiotic? Stealing a debit card or stealing a debit card and finding no more use for it than going to McDonalds? I suppose it doesn't take much intelligence to be a pizza parlor employee, but this reaches a new low in stupidity.
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