If you truly love your work, you find yourself taking it home with you. For example, California State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, whose job is to expropriate other people’s property on behalf of “social justice,” got so much into the habit of larceny that she did some thieving on behalf of her wardrobe.
State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi isn’t smiling in her mug shot, taken after police say she walked out of San Francisco’s Nieman Marcus without paying for $2,450 in merchandise, including leather pants, a black skirt and a white blouse.
Hayashi, a Democrat who has served in the Assembly since 2006, was stopped by store security and taken to the Tenderloin police station for questioning. She was arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft and freed on $15,000 bail. …
Hayashi heads the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protections and is married to Alameda Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi.
Hayashi says she stole the clothes by accident. A more credible defense would be that compared with the massive fortunes California bureauweenies loot from taxpayers, $2,450 isn’t worth wasting court time over.
On a tip from Nobody.