HR Strange But True!
May 21, 2004

We all know that HR is never dull, but sometimes it can get downright strange...

Did I do something wrong?

Afterward, Robert Lee King reportedly blamed it all on the boredom that comes with working the night shift at a gas station in Naples, Fla.

Whatever the reason, the 41-year-old man illegally scratched off almost $500 worth of lottery tickets without paying for them during one night in March, according to an article in the Naples Daily News. The article, based on police reports, said King would have continued on his spree if it weren't for his manager, who came into work early and found him lying on the floor, scratching away, with the winning tickets stacked next to the register.

When the manager told him it was wrong to play lottery tickets without paying for them, King scooped up the winning tickets and left the store. But his image lived on--in the frames of the videotape recorded by store cameras. The next day, sheriff's deputies were reviewing tapes that showed King taking the tickets when King himself walked in and demanded his final paycheck. A deputy asked him to come to a police substation to be interviewed.

From there, it was on to the county jail, where King was charged with grand theft.

Source: Naples Daily News

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