THE GREAT LIBERAL HOPE
Liberals once again are trying to purge moderate Democratic Senator Jeff Plale.
Christopher Larson is a 27-year-old business manager for a series of sports stores who is the favorite to win a seat on the County Board.
But things were much different in March 2000.
Larson was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, by his own description, struggling to make ends meet.
That's when he was busted for retail theft.
"I made a dumb mistake," Larson said Friday.
The details of the case are fuzzy. He said he was caught stealing food from a Milwaukee grocery store. He said he can't remember exactly which items he tried to obtain with a five-finger discount. A copy of the city ticket, which carried a $331 fine, and the court file were not available late Friday.