Last night I was walking Domino and a woman passed us pulling a wagon of obviously-just-bought stuff from Home Depot. A guy behind her leaned down to adjust one of the items and I thought “Oh, I guess they’re together.” Then he picked it up, did a 180, and started walking away.
I realized what was happening and shouted “Hey!” and made a half-hearted attempt to grab the guy. He took off and the woman dropped the wagon handle and ran after him. I took up a post guarding the wagon, since apparently it needed guarding. A minute later she returned, her chase unsuccessful.
“It was just wheels,” she told me. “Not anything too important.”
“That’s good,” I replied.
Still, it’s the first time in years I’ve witnessed such blatant theft.