Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Sad Sack criminal suspect du jour has to be the 6-foot-1, 190 pound man who whipped out a gun, jumped up on the freezer of a Philadelphia grocery, and menaced the owner and 15 customers while demanding money.

And Thomas Santana, nine inches shorter and 43 years older than the young thug simply walks up behind him, grabs him around the shins, while the owner gives a shove from in front and topples the gunman to the floor.

Stunned the gunman starts squeezing the trigger, managing only to shoot himself, grazing his head. Santana, meanwhile, plucks a jar of Mott's applesauce off a shelf and starts whacking the crook with it till the cops get there.