Florida Thief Asks For a Job

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

5/20/11 --- Lee County, FL --- 1:45pm:

Workers at a Lee County, Florida supply warehouse catch two alleged thieves in the act. But the branch manager says one of the burglars then made a jaw-dropping request.. asking him for a job.

Ralph Nieves says he was shocked after finding Ashley Williams and Browen Sweet breaking apart and taking off with a portion of his company's fence, in broad daylight! He told Sweet to take the fencing out of his car and put it back together but he refused. Nieves says Sweet then asked him for a job!

"Really? For God's sakes, really?! Ask me for a job first, don't steal and then ask," says Nieves.

The suspects later told Lee County Sheriff's Deputies they were "junking", or looking for stuff to sell. Now the two are behind bars for felony grand theft.


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  • by Pete Zahut on May 22, 2011 at 07:57 AM
    When I saw the headline, the first thing I thought of was RICK SCOTT ...
  • by grannie on May 21, 2011 at 01:50 PM
    to shaner---- you cannot spell either! ha ha stupid!!!!! not stoopid lomao
    • reply
      by GV on May 23, 2011 at 04:39 AM in reply to grannie
      You are such an idiot.What are you,the grammar police?
  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2011 at 02:35 PM
    sounds like wilkillya rednecks.
  • by SHANER on May 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM
    You can't fix stoopid!
  • by Kathy on May 20, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    Dumbo!
  • by Bob Location: Jasper on May 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    Obviously too stupid to hold a job anyway. Does the world really need people like this?
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