Shop with a cop day lets underprivileged children get needed school supplies with the help of local police. This year When Shop with a cop showed up at Fred Meyers where two young men had also decided to visit the men had to make a choice. They decided they did not need to change their plans when they figured the police would be distracted by their young charges, they forgot about store security.
Two men arrested in Oregon for shoplifting during a “Shop With a Cop” event for school children initially thought it was a bad time for stealing — with more than 60 uniformed officers on scene.
But Portland Sgt. Pete Simpson says the two gave it some more thought and decided police would be distracted so it would be a good time to steal.
They were wrong.