Thursday, May 03, 2007

Asshat of the Week---Elizabeth Logan

8-year-old Jenna Corso of Hillsboro, Oregon lost her Columbia Sportswear coat on the playground at her school in January.

As a parent, I know how annoying that is. I have one kid who is absolutely meticulous in taking care of his stuff, and another who would forget his butt if it wasn't screwed onto his hips.

Over the years he's lost glasses, coats, shirts, hiking boots, sleeping bags, coolers, expensive running shoes, backpacks, gloves, school football equipment, hats, 2 mp3 players, entire CD collections, schoolbooks, DVDs, cell phones, and even his pants.

Not EVEN going to delve into the lost pants---thank GOD he was 19 at the time.

Some of these items have been recovered. But not the expensive ones, naturally.

Replacement costs really add up. And it's hard if you're on a budget.

With an eye to the financial aspect, Jenna's mom went to eBay (auction can still be found at this link) to try to find a similar replacement at a lower price than retail, and was happy to find the exact coat, which was described as "hardly worn and in great shape. Super warm!!"

She then noticed that the auction started the day after her daughter lost her coat at school, and that the seller was from her hometown. She did a little sleuthing and then asked authorities to check it out.

The seller was Elizabeth Logan, her daughter's first grade teacher.

Logan has been arrested for theft by receiving and computer crime.

I just don't have any words beyond WTF?

32 comments:

Ruth Dynamite said...

Good God.

golfwidow said...

I agree that teachers make a pittance to do their jobs, and might need to supplement their income, but last time I checked, part of their jobs is supposed to be providing good role models, with scruples, to their students.

Way to go, Miss Logan.

carmachu said...

You know, I'm trying so hard to break sarah of teh "finders keepers, losers weepers" attitude she's developed....looks like the teacher never lost that.

Thats just crazy....

Brenda said...

Holy shit!! Is there not anything that some people will do? How could this woman, a teacher, do such a rotten thing?

I could build a room with the funds from items my kids have lost and/or had stolen over the years.

Jennifer said...

omg wtf is wrong with people!?

Rootietoot said...

Maybe that's where my son's scientific calculators keep disappearing to.

What a teacher...geez.

And, I gotta say, none too bright to do something so public as Ebay.

Samantha said...

That's really weird. I would have sold it too though, but I would have at least tried to find who it belonged to first.

Beth said...

A teacher. Geez.
The world is a scary place - far too much stupidity happening.
(That reminds me - I keep meaning to check my I.Q. - but I'm kind of afraid to...)

Penny L. Richards said...

How the heck did she think she'd get away with that? Dang! Was it worth the price of a used jacket, to be arrested? (I assume she'll also lose her job.)

Nightmare said...

When my younger brother was in 3rd grade he had a real bitch of a teacher, and she believed in possession is 9/10ths of the law. So when a fellow asshat student stole his comb, she didn't believe it was his, and to make a long story short I was expelled for a week for punching a teacher.

To find out that it was her, what took the comb, that would have been super sweet!

Stinkypaw said...

WOW! Just when I think we're reaching the bottom for scum bags, I get another hit - that's f*ked up!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

WOULD YOU PLEASE STOP FINDING ALL THE TEACHER ASSHATS.......it is giving me a complex!

(hee-hee)

I could say that we are grossly underpaid and that forced her into a life of crime....but what a dumbass! UGH!

Annie Drogynous said...

I just read about that today and I think my favorite part about that story was that she claimed the jacket was in lost and found but then when the mother confronted the other bidder and that person confronted the teacher, the teacher told that person to outbid the mother! If she were innocent, she would have given the jacket to the mother FOC.

I agree. A MAJOR asshat!

Dorky Dad said...

As an Asshat, I welcome Elizabeth Logan to the club.

My word, that's just stupid. Everybody knows that when you steal your school kids' clothes you go to another city and sell it on a street corner. Or you give it to an uncle in Dubuque to sell it on eBay.

Terri said...

Ahhh haaaa..
dorky dad cracks me up....

just plain crazy...
what is wrong w/ people anymore!!!

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
What concerns me as much as Ms. Logan hoping to make a profit from her thievery is what kind of garbage she’s been filling her students’ minds with. Children need guidance and someone to help them decide right from wrong; how can a teacher who is so amoral possibly be a good influence on her students? I hope she’s never allowed into a classroom again.

DutchBitch said...

Sheesh! What was she thinking?

Pendullum said...

Unbloody believable...

KL said...

And what is with her SMILING in her booking picture?? http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0502072coat1.html

I mean....DAMN

Guess that hair is naturally blonde! :(

OneEar said...

One of my significant others is a teacher, so I can empathize with the plight of the poor woman. Teachers are woefully underpaid, so we feel justified in selling student kidneys.

Em said...

Oh that is just low! That teacher might have earned a slot in the Asshat Hall of Fame...if there is such a thing.

mcewen said...

An accident with the 'lost and found' box contents .....perhaps.....please?
Cheers

imfunnytoo said...

Just because she should not do such a thing...she went ahead and did it...

First Grade Teachers?

What's next?

Kindergarten Krooks?

Grim Reality Girl said...

1. I agree -- she is a MAJOR asshat!
2. WTF is with the mug shots???? She looks proud of herself.... hee hee.... Somebody please smack her.

I am almost more irritated with the look on her face than I am with her idiotic actions. Great frickin role model. That is SO not right!!!

yerdoingitwrong said...

WTF totally fits. holy crap. I cannot belive that!!!!!

phlegmfatale said...

OMG _ what an asshat that teacher was! Unconsionable!

Anonymous said...

What a major f'n thief! Check out what the woman has auctioned off in the past on eBay--used clothes! How many other kids' clothes items has she "found?" I find it to be complete amd utter BS that people are even mentioning that teachers are underpaid as an excuse. Stealing is stealing, period. This woman makes $70,000 a year! Some people would kill to make that kind of money. Cops are underpaid too, but people would be calling for the officer's head if he/she pulled a stunt like the idiot teacher. To make matters worse in this situation, there are countless other teachers at the school rallying around the bitch claiming that she's "just a great teacher and person," etc. What kind of message does this send to the impressionable kids in the school?? I feel bad for the little girl who lost the jacket because you know she's going to take all kinds of crap--stares, whispering behind her back, etc.--from other kids and teachers. The only proper thing to do that sends the RIGHT message is to can the thieve's ass. On top of it, she should lose her teaching licensure. $46...I hope it was worth it you bitch.

Anonymous said...

Golfwidow, teachers are not underpaid especially this one. According to another article I read about this event, she made about $68k a year, which is pretty good for a job that is only 6-7 hours a day, only 9 months a year and gets holidays, vacations, probably free parking, as well as additional days off, in Oregon, which is not a high cost of living area like San Francisco or NYC.

Anonymous said...

Well, first, I think all you people need to get your story straight! Since when does everyone think that the news media always have all the facts correct? Second, the child in question was not in this teacher's classroom, or even the same grade. The child and her family did not even KNOW the teacher! The coat WAS in lost and found. Some of those things in lost and found are there for AGES before they are bagged up and given away. It is hard to tell just how long some of those objects have been there. No, she shouldn't have taken it. That much I will totally agree with. But who here has NEVER done something they later regret doing??? The teacher felt horrible. However, when she tried to make restitution to the fullest extent, the vindictive mother said that she was "going to make the teacher pay" because "she hasn't suffered enough"! Where is the forgiveness and mercy that is so needed in today's society? Obviously not with this mother out to get people or with any of you who read stories in the biased media and decide to make your own biased statement without knowing the facts, situation or the people involved!! You people should find better ways to occupy your time than trying people in the media and let the courts do their jobs!

KL said...

And when the courts do their jobs and she is found guilty, where will you be then??

OMG there is NO excuse for this, I don't care if she wasn't this child's direct teacher or not. Those items that stay in lost and found forever(and trust me a lot of those items were mine when I was in school) should be donated to charities, not used for personal gain!

And if you look at her ebay profile, she has sold a LOT of items, and I have to wonder how many of those items belonged to other students??

Anonymous said...

It is my belief that this entire affair is a sad, sad misunderstanding. I happen to know both the teacher and the mother of the girl who lost her coat. The teacher is a great person ( I know her personally) and I do not believe that this was an intentional theft. The mother is also a great person but I think that in this case she went a bit too far in bringing the police into the matter. I am a teacher who works at a different school, and I know for a fact that if items in the lost and found are not claimed, the entire lot is sent to goodwill as a donation. This occurs at various times throughout the school year. Many times, the teachers and other employees at the school will go through the items right before they are donated and take what they want. I think that before people start pointing fingers, they need to consider all possibilities, especially if they do not know the people involved.

BTW...this teacher goes to goodwill and purchases items by the pound, sorts through them and sells the "treasures". I know this because my kids have helped her.

Anonymous said...

In regards to the last comment made, I also happen to know the teacher personally. She is probably the nicest person i know.

Is it the teachers fault the student lost her coat? No.

Is it the teachers fault she happend to pick out that coat from the lost and found? No.

Do you know if they where about to donate that load of clothes to their "donation center"?