Friday, May 13, 2011

Nabbing the Great Grape Mangler

Weird things always happen to my son. It doesn't matter how innocuous the mission, he always comes home with some strange story about something he saw, or something that happened to him. It's been this way since he was a kid. I used to think he was attracted to the madness but these days I think somehow the madness is attracted to him! 

Anyway, last night he went to the grocery store to pick up a few things. He was in the produce section perusing the strawberries and mangos when he spied a man at the grape bin tearing open bag after bag of grapes and ripping off the best parts and stuffing them all into one bag.  In the process he'd made a terrible mess, leaving open bags and squished grapes and broken stems all over the place.
I don't think this really needs a caption. It's a bunch of grapes.
My son was astonished at this audacity and never one for subtlety (which has often gotten him into much trouble) looked directly at the grape Mangler and said "What the %&^#!".  To which the Mangler just stared at him and left with his bag of ill gotten grapes.

Not to be deterred my son went in search of a manager and told him what he had seen. It seems this man had been mangling grapes at this store for some time and although they had issued an all points bulletin to store staff,  so far they had never caught him in the act.  My son pointed him out to the manager, police were called and they nabbed the Great Grape Mangler.  The mastermind of greatest grape caper in store history. He was a hero!  (well OK, I exaggerate a little) So, he filled out a report for the police because apparently it is against the law to mangle grapes.  It's called product tampering or something like that.  
The is the Grape Mangler being arrested. He looks just like Karl Rove!

Then he grabbed the coffee filters and crackers and milk and came home.


  1. Haha! This is a fantastic story! AND A great photo!

  2. OMIGOSH!! I've never seen a real live GRAPE MANGLER before!! Thank god he's off the streets!!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. oh my goodness! This cracked me up! great story :D

  4. Who does crap like that? Evil people, that's who.