This is the gist of a story I heard on NPR this morning, with a few of my own embellishments…
LEWSITON, ME (NPR):
Police are on the lookout today for a shoplifter in Lewiston, Maine. A man and two accomplices stole a guitar from a music store. The man shoved the guitar in his pants while he thought no one was looking, but security cameras caught him on film.
As the man was leaving the store, the clerk asked, “Is that a guitar in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?” To which the man replied, “I’m just happy to see you.”
The clerk thanked him and wished him a nice day.