Derek Cason|18 |Kleptomania |Adam Brody | Open
Derek has always had itchy fingers. It started with packs of gum, little toys, and his brother’s things. When he was found with stuff that wasn’t his, Derek’s parents laughed it off and mentioned a little about not taking what wasn’t his. But Derek couldn’t help it.
His list of stolen items grew in his teenage years to electronics, doctor’s needles, and cars. He was absorbed in the practice of theft, and he treated it like an art form; With all the tools of the trade and the necessary knowledge, Derek could steal just about anything. His list of friends was long, mostly because of the hookups and connections he set up for them.
Most times he pawned electronics to buy marijuana and strictly took cars for joy rides, wanting to get everything off his hands in order to do the next job. However, taking a friend for a ride one afternoon he was stopped by a police officer and arrested for driving a stolen car.
The charges against Derek were dropped as soon as the laidback owner was returned his car, but the police officers sternly said that Derek should participate in rehabilitation to avoid the same mistake in the future.
Derek was not in the least bit excited to go, but did it under the threat of community service or jail time. However, Derek finds the urge to steal is even greater in a place where there’s almost nothing TO steal, relying on his sense of humor to not go completely mad.