Last month, I moved into this student building with 3 floors (I’m in the top one), and where each floor has a common kitchen. Not cool, but it’s cheap enough that I manage to save more dough for supps and food. Thing is, some jackass keeps stealing stuff I put in the fridge. Last night, the bastard got took 4 pounds of ground beef, a dozen eggs and a milk carton. And it all happened between the hours of 11pm and 5am.
I talked to the people on my floor and they said they had similar experiences. One of them had baked cookies for all of us and left the jar in the kitchen. The next morning it was gone! It appears this thief is not just after sustenance. He/she takes even homemade cookies. I’ve also heard stories of dishes disappearing. We’re only three in my floor, and the ones below have 8 people per level. So, it’s not like the suspect list is that long.
Been mulling this over, and I went through the webcam idea, alarm thing and other McGyver-ish ways to catch the rascal red-handed. But then I realized that the landlord-company won’t give a shit. And I don’t see myself wasting the time of cops over stolen eggs. Not to mention that putting the covert surveillance device in place is a hassle.
And that’s when the little devil pops up in my head with ideas of mixing laxative or other potent drugs or toxins into the food and let him/her have at it. What do you guys think? Should I give in to this machiavelic plan, or should I just let it slide?