Amateur office detective catches fruit-stealing cleaner

by Stephanie Zillman06 Jul 2012

An easier solution may have been to put the fruit away.

Nevertheless, an office worker in the US wasn’t about to give away his right to keep fruit on his desk without a fight.

The office worker turned Sherlock Holmes set up a web cam on his desk to catch the light-fingered cleaner red handed. Then, after obtaining the video proof, the worker made a screen saver with screen grabs and a message for the fruit-thief:  “Stop stealing my things or I will report you.”

In the first slide of the screen saver, he introduced the problem. “Fruit was disappearing from my desk. It went on for about a month, before I got fed up, and set up a webcam.” He then shows several screen shots of passers-by who saw the message, before including an image of the cleaner’s priceless reaction upon seeing it.


Pictures: Youtube

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  • by Esther 6/07/2012 2:30:27 PM

    Something about this story is quite icky. It's wrong to steal, but surely it's also wrong to turn someone's embarrassment into a viral joke. Especially when it's an office worker making fun of a cleaner.