Police stupidity, government bickering, and best of all, elementary school embezzlement:
[Burroughs Elementary Principal Nae M. Davis] said that "everything that was purchased . . . is in the school being used by or for the children." [...]
The $1,877 worth of merchandise improperly bought with a school system credit card included a Victorian floor lamp, three beaded velvet Christmas tree skirts, gift bags, a leather wallet and a cordless phone.