TN Mechanic Creates His Own Stimulus Package

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

The AP reports that Johnson City, TN police have arrested Christopher Walls on two counts of theft under $500. The Volunteer State po-po said the 41-year-old mechanic was tampering with parked cars at restaurants, then charging helpless, hapless owners to help start their sabotaged whips. “Police said Walls charged between $40 and $200 to get the vehicles running again. “Police suspect there are other victims. They’re urging anyone else who thinks they were scammed to call them.” They also said that anyone who receives an offer of on-the-spot mechanical assistance should be wary, and that a call from the Fraternal Order of Police asking for a contribution is in no way a similar sort of deal. Just kidding. They didn’t say that. At all. Wouldn’t even think to make the connection. Obviously.

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  • NulloModo NulloModo on Oct 31, 2009

    There have been a couple women going around business to business here offering to check employees windshields for cracks or chips and have them fixed for free (courtesy of the owners insurance of course, in Florida an insurance company has to pay 100% of a broken windshield and I believe it doesn't come with a premium increase). Something about it seems fishy to me.

  • Supremebrougham Supremebrougham on Nov 01, 2009

    I was in Johnson City a month ago. My father's side of the family lives about 20 miles below there. I wonder if that person is from somewhere else, as most folks in that area are honest and trustworthy. I said most...

  • RogerB34 RogerB34 on Nov 01, 2009

    The marquee ad is "Royal Crown By Taste". Not Jack Daniels but Royal Crown. Now you know why the Depression lasted so long.

  • Joeaverage Joeaverage on Nov 01, 2009

    RogerB34: care to clarify that???