‘Is that a laptop in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?’

Norwalk police reportedly catch would-be shoplifter leaving Walmart with laptop in his pants.
Cary Ashby
Jan 28, 2013


Police arrested a suspected shoplifter just as he was leaving the Norwalk Walmart.

Three Norwalk police officers were puling up to the general merchandise doors at 3:14 p.m. Sunday when the suspect, Christopher D. Congelio, 44, of Cleveland, was leaving the store. Following the suspect was an asset protection officer who reported six minutes earlier seeing Congelio shoving a laptop computer down his pants.

"A laptop computer was recovered from the front of Christopher's pants. During a search (related) to the arrest, Christopher was also found to be in possession of Suboxone, a Schedule 3 drug," Officer Chris Kelley said in his report.

Suboxone is used to control moderate to acute chronic pain and in higher doses, it's used to treat addiction to drugs such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine.

Congelio was charged with petty theft and possession of drugs and transported to the Huron County Jail. He was released after posting 10 percent of a $10,000 bond.



So he had $1000 to get out of jail, but not enough to pay for the laptop??


It was probably paid by one of this druggies enabling family members. No worries though, since it happened in Huron Co. he will get a slap on the wrist if he says he is sorry and agrees to a couple of months in the 'ole rehab center.

believe it

The headline is dirty. Nice touch(pun intended).


Why did the loser put the computer down the front of his pants?

He heard that it was a lap-top. :)



Second Opinion

the best rated newspaper in Ohio has become the trash in headlines. Time for a new editor.


When did they hire Mae West?


The Norwalk Reflector. A reflection on Norwalk,Ohio.


So, if it was just the laptop, he had to take it out of the box. Would you really be that much of a ding dong to stand in Walmart and take it out of the box?! Wow, some nerve of people! Go back to Cleveland and take your crime with you!


Last I knew the laptops were locked up in a cage and needed to be opened. the associate then stays there with you. At least when I was shopping for one that is the way they did it.


Glad it was only a laptop; hate to think whatever else may be lurking in there. LOL!

;] ;]


I hope either he was wearing a condom or the computer was equipped with an anti-virus program or they may have to trash the laptop. One cannot be too careful these days!

Live and learn

It was a old display one that was under supervision of the associates during the day back there


...must say, I agree with 2nd O ...the R often boots out our comments as 'inappropriate?' -language and inuendo, etc., then come up with a headline like that? ...leave the verbal pillory comments to us

black crowe

"is that a juvenile headline your trying to write or are you just a jackass?" "i just observed cpt. picard shoving a laptop down his pants,he is out of uniform and appears to be high on moon dust...better send 3 officers...he may have a ray gun."


...then again , it seems there was plenty of room in there...


I would like to see the reflector sold to somebody who could afford to hire adults


Purse snatcher craps his pants, drunk tries to piss on officers, and now, this guy. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Cliff Cannon

@ jas : Amen


The more comments they get, the more proof they have that people read this, the more they can charge for advertisement

Cliff Cannon

@ rickross2 : Bottom line. Well put.


It's cheap entertainment...I mean with all the fussin, cussin, fighting about abortion, government, taxes and baby killers and gun control.. it's a pleasant distraction- albiet, a brief ( oops) one.


Good points. I view it like an electronic public pillory. Throw your verbal web based rotten fruits and vegetables at 'em!

Harmless fun.

I just don’t understand why we have to import losers from Cleveland. We’re not running out of the homegrown variety are we?

The General

No baby its my "mooseknuckle", chicks did it

hor mone

Now I caint lap dance and it's too wet to plow.


The "SpongeBrain SquarePants" bandit.


Pretty eyes

jack langhals

This is funnier than You Tube Gags !

Kottage Kat

Must have heard we are " soft" on crime.
Judicial leniency
Come to Huron Co. We are the " sorriest " county on crime


I was pitching a tent last time I walked into Walmart. Glad I didn't get nabbed.