A Philadelphia pizza shop owner had a rough time during the Superbowl this year—he got over a dozen fake orders from a prankster with a blocked phone number, forcing him to toss out lots of food with no place to go. This prank turned out to have serious costs to the owner, Frank Maimone, to the tune of $1200. The real sad part of this story; it seems the police don’t feel Frank’s loss is enough to bother investigating.
It turns out the perp could be found if Frank can get the police to subpoena Verizon for the name behind the blocked number, but a detective from the local police department claims that won’t bother with a case that’s worth less than $2000. Does this mean you can get away with theft in Philly as long as you keep it under $2000? A veteran detective from another police station, who was asked about this case said: “He got a lazy detective who didn’t feel like working the case.” It’s a good thing the people of Philadelphia pay taxes to have such a hardworking and devoted police force.