Police seek ‘Plasma Pat’ in TV parking lot discount scam

He’s a TV salesman offering an unbelievable deal — and police say you don’t want to do business with him.

Dubbing himself “Plasma Pat, the TV Discount Guy,” he allegedly took cash from Wal-Mart shoppers, promising to use his employee discount to get them a good deal on a TV set, police said…

Police in Largo, Florida, a city near Tampa on the state’s gulf coast, circulated security pictures of “Plasma Pat,” and now can put a name to the alliterative nickname. Investigators say their suspect is 60-year-old Joseph Wesley Torma, and they’ve just released a mug shot from a recent arrest in Polk County, Florida…

He allegedly befriended people outside Wal-Mart stores, telling his victims that he worked at the store, and that he could use his employee discount to get them a good deal on a major purchase.

Then, police said, he took their cash, walked into the store through one door — and out another, leaving his victims in the parking lot.

Police say they believe that Torma has left the area, and may be headed to Texas, but they have not explained why.

I guess the reporter means the police haven’t explained how they know he’s gone to Texas. I can guess why. Har!

One thought on “Police seek ‘Plasma Pat’ in TV parking lot discount scam

  1. mariah says:

    Not to belabor the obvious; but, you wouldn’t happen to think people in Texas are as gullible as people in Florida, would you?

    Or more so, eh?

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