Some criminal cases are unusual, humorous or just outright odd. And there's no shortage of them on the Treasure Coast. This column will highlight cases that often leave observers shaking their heads.
Creating your own sale
A Stuart woman tried a scheme to save money on buying meat.
She switched UPC price codes on the packages, putting a $5.85 price tag on a package of meat that cost $16.95.
The only problem is she was observed doing it.
So she ended up without having either package of meat.
Pushing your luck
With all the surveillance cameras and other means of detecting crime, a criminal who gets away with theft once is probably lucky.
But a Port St. Lucie woman was able to get gas and drive off 10 times before being caught.
That was when the business was able to get her tag number and her luck ran out.
She was like the gambler who goes to a casino and wins nine bets and then loses all her money the 10th time.
Well, if she's spending some time in jail, she probably won't need to buy gas.