Capps, 41, said he returned to the site the day after Wednesday's tornadoes, leaving his parents in the hospital. Walking up Dogwood Lane, he saw a man carrying a rolled-up power cord that looked familiar. Then he noticed the cord had his own name on it.No sooner did the debris stop blowing around in Alabama than thieves started stealing it. That's real classy, right there.
"I said, `If your conscience will let you live with what you just did, then you've earned that cord.' And he kept on walking," Capps said.
There was also the usual spurt of disaster-induced economic illiteracy:
Marauding thieves aren't residents' only concern. The attorney general's office in Alabama has received nearly 1,800 phone calls complaining about price gouging, Barnes said. The complaints include $2 bags of ice being sold for $5, $400 generators being sold for $1,600 on the side of the road, hotels jacking up their prices and unfair gasoline prices.Every single one of those eighteen hundred yahoos deserves a good pimp-slapping from the Invisible Hand.
(H/T to EmmaPeel.)