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August 18th, 2010 by

Like a lot of people out there, I know what it’s like to want something that you can’t afford.  It sucks and the more you think about that thing you want and the more you see that thing that you want, the more it stings that you just can’t get it.  Fortunately, there are a couple of solutions for this problem.  The first one is to work more hours or get a better job.  The second option is to just forget about it and go on with your life.  Well, in the case of 20-year-old Michael Watts of Port Richey, Florida, either option would have been a better one than what he ended up doing.

After moving in with his grandmother, the unemployed Watts began coming home with new tattoos.  There was the Christian fish on his left ankle, the “Jesus Saves” script on his right forearm and an outline of a “Christ-like” figure on his left arm with the words “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.”  How does a 20-year-old kid with no job and hardly any money manage to get tattoos?  Scratcher friends?  Nope.  Did it himself?  Nope.  Steals his granny’s jewelry and sells it to a cash-for-gold kiosk at the local mall?  Yep.

“Watts admitted pilfering the gold bracelets, hoop earrings, necklace and a half-carat diamond — altogether worth $3,400 — and selling them at a cash-for-gold kiosk at Gulf View Square mall. He told detectives he used the money for tattoos and other things.”

Stealing from your granny is bad enough, but stealing in order to get Christian tattoos?  How frigging ironic is that??  Judging by the photo of Watts over at the St. Petersburg times, he should have used a little of that money to head over to a barber and get that nasty-ass neck beard of his cleaned up.  Surely there was a barber in that mall?

All right, I won’t rip on the guy like that.  He did make a stupid mistake and I sincerely hope he recognizes the foul logic involved in stealing from your aging grandmother in order to get some crummy tattoos.  Especially if you claim to be a Christian.  It could have been worse I guess; he could have been spending the money on meth or something.  Still, bad idea all around, Michael Watts.

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