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2007
Feb
1

The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram is a newspaper serving about half of a major market (#39 0f 100 Biggest Papers). (It also has one of the best website comics sections) It’s also owned by the same folks who own the daily where I live, so I don’t want to make enemies there. But this has to be the most trivial Police Blotter-esque stories ever published.

4 towels, ashtray taken from Motel 6

What did this poor reporter do wrong to end up being assigned to this story? Or is he consciously trying to become the next Ric Romero? (a MeFite found other small stories by the same writer)

…because I want this saved for posterity…

thieftooktowels.jpg4 towels, ashtray taken from Motel 6

By DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR.
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER

EULESS — For at least one customer, Tom Bodett probably won’t be leaving the light on.

A thief took two cotton towels, two hand towels and an ashtray from a Motel 6 in the 100 block of Airport Freeway on Monday.

A police report did not have the dollar loss in the theft.

Bodett, the longtime spokesman for Motel 6, uses his trademark promise that “We’ll leave the light on for you” to entice customers to the economy motels.

But Bodett won’t be losing sleep over the Euless theft.

A police report states that a 28-year-old Watauga man who had been registered to the room from which the items were stolen was questioned by police officers in the motel’s parking lot.

Patrol officers interviewed the man after noticing that he had been sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot for a long time.

In his vehicle were the missing towels and ashtray, reports state.

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