Would You Take the Beer or the iPad?

Would You Take the Beer or the iPad?
screenshot from of the Eldorado Success 03/31/11 digital edition

One of the joys of living in a small town is that the local paper publishes the police blotter every week; it’s always good for an unintentional chuckle, because some of the things people call 911 for are things you would never see in a larger city. Whether it be a black bull loose on the side of the road at the county line, hit and run doorbell ringing, or people who call for help but then refuse to say what they need — there’s always something sure to raise an eyebrow.

One item that caught my eye this week was the bit circled in red — some poor beer delivery guy had his iPad stolen by two teetotalling hooligans. I’m thinking “people of a criminal mindset saw an unlocked beer truck and they took the driver’s iPad? I guess the beer inside the truck wasn’t their favorite brand.” =P


Bonus: Here’s the rest of the blotter for those of you who want to see what else happened last week …

Would You Take the Beer or the iPad?

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
Judie is the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Gear Diary, which she founded in September 2006. She started in 1999 writing software reviews at the now-defunct smaller.com; from mid-2000 through 2006, she wrote hardware reviews for and co-edited at The Gadgeteer. A recipient of the Sigma Kappa Colby Award for Technology, Judie is best known for her device-agnostic approach, deep-dive reviews, and enjoyment of exploring the latest tech, gadgets, and gear.

11 Comments on "Would You Take the Beer or the iPad?"

  1. I’d take the iPad over whatever variant of “Coors, Coors Lite, Bud, Bud Lite” I’d be likely to find in one of our local beer trucks. Once upon a time, I stumped the wait staff at a restaurant in Angelo that claimed to have “any beer I wanted” by asking for a Pyramid Pale Ale. Not exactly obscure, it was stocked at HEB!

  2. LOL. Agreed about skipping the unlocked beer truck if it was Coors Lite.

    Flying Dog or Sam Adams however…that could be dangerous. Mmmm…beer….

  3. πŸ˜† I was just in HEB yesterday stocking up on Stone Pale Ale, Dogfish 60 and 90 Minute IPAs, and Oskar Blue’s Dale’s Pale Ale; HEB has a decent selection of beer!

    But I am sure this had to be either a Coors, Bud or Miller truck. πŸ˜‰

  4. Awesome beer selection there, Judie. I’m a big fan of Ruination IPA, myself. Makes my wife cringe from the hops. πŸ™‚

  5. We just tried some Sublimely Self Righteous the other night … whoa. =D

    And to think that before I met Kev I never drank beer! πŸ˜†

  6. I do not know this Flying Dog of which you speak … πŸ˜‰

  7. AndySocial | March 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm |

    Good man, that Kev.

  8. The goat dispute and a black bull sighting brought a chuckle. Reads just like twitter postings. πŸ™‚

  9. These are always good for a laugh. You may have noticed (since we are Facebook friends) that I have posted some there before, as well. Ah … life in a small town! =)

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  11. Depends if it was Lone star or Shiner.

    One thing I miss about Living in that part of Texas(Abilene for ~18 months) was how relaxed everything was compared to other places I’ve lived since (Albany, NY and Nashville TN.)

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