How Daniel Ross Stole Christmas

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To continue with our coverage of Christmas dirty doings, here’s a story about Daniel Rios, a young Yonkers man who reminds us that there’s a little Grinch inside everyone (I mean figuratively, ew). Picture this: You’re at a Christmas party and all of sudden realize how flippin’ hard-up you are. You down some champagne, all the while getting angrier and angrier as your boss makes his rounds, congratulating everyone—your co-workers, secretary, the janitor—on a good year’s work. But wait, he doesn’t say a word to you! Not one iota of encouragement. Damn the Man, you think! So you covertly make your way to the office safe and withdraw a piddling $14,000 in staff bonuses and money. That’ll show them! Next, you go on a shopping spree, braving crowds and equally disgruntled members of the workforce, spend $7,500 in cash before your conscience kicks in and you realize, hey, this is wrong, I’ve stolen from my fellow 9-to-5-ers. So you’re compelled to give back about $6,500 in cash. Stupid conscience. That’s more or less what happened to Daniel Rios (OK, less). Poor guy. Read the real sad tale and others [here].

Photo courtesy of [Alexjuno on Flickr]

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