(John Del Signore) Kids today. Four William Paterson University football players were caught on security camera entering Buddy’s Small Lots, a brand name close out store, after-hours on Tuesday when no employees were present. The store was closed, but due to a broken lock, the young men were able to enter and could have emptied the store out for free. Instead, they bought batteries, headphones and sunglasses, leaving the money on the counter... INCLUDING the tax.
"We thought it was a Halloween gag or something," one of the young men said on The Today show, where they appeared because their honesty is so unusual it's now national news. "Character is what you do when no one is watching," a radiant Matt Lauer declared at the interview's conclusion.