File this under the world’s dumbest criminals.. An Arizona man traded a diamond worth at least $160,000 – for $20 worth of marijuana, roughly the equivalent of two joints.
Walter Earl Morrison, 20, of Phoenix, whose job it was to unload UPS cargo planes, stole the rare diamond and then traded it to a local drug dealer for a few grams of pot. He has since been charged with felony theft.
A spokesperson for UPS told KNXV that the diamond was recovered and delivered to its intended customer. Morrison was fired.
Morrison is scheduled to appear in Phoenix’ Maricopa County Superior Court on Tuesday.
UPS, a.k.a., the big brown truck, has fired 250 workers after they staged a 90-minute protest in February. The protest was organized after an employee of 24 years was fired over an issue with his hours.
Twenty of the workers were fired on the spot while the remaining 230 were told they would be fired as soon as replacements are trained.
The workers, who are based in Queens, N.Y., walked off the job when Jairo Reyes, a 24-year company veteran and union activist, got in a dispute with the company over the number of hours senior staff could work.
Companies from Amazon.com Inc. to Kohl’s Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. promised to deliver items On Christmas Eve, but shipping glitches left customers country-wide without anything to put under the tree.
On Christmas Eve, Brandon Scott was still waiting for a 46-inch Samsung TV and Kate Spade watch he ordered from Amazon on Saturday.
“I’m frustrated because these items could have easily been purchased at various retailers in my area, something I would have gladly done had Amazon not guaranteed’ their arrival before Christmas,” said Mr. Scott of Ann Arbor, Mich.