The perils of being on Dr. Phil. Matthew Eaton, 34, and his wife, Laura, 26, appeared on the “Dr. Phil Show” and bragged about how they shoplifted and then sold stolen items on the Internet. The parents of three young children boasted how they had made as much as $1 million. Now, they can go back on talk about how they were arrested after going on Dr. Phil.
On the show, Phil McGraw says in a faux innocent voice, “I’m no lawyer or a cop,but isn’t that a federal crime?” Indeed, it is Dr. Phil, though some of his colleagues would add that he is not much of a psychologist either, here. While McGraw once said, “I’m not the Hush-Puppies, pipe and ‘Let’s talk about your mother’ kind of psychologist,'” doctors feel that he is not like any real psychologist by parading freaks for fun. They feel about the same about his show as lawyers feel about Judge Judy and Judge Brown.
A federal grand jury has now indicted the couple and the video of the show is now a criminal exhibit.
Joining the video in the courtroom will be over 500 boxes of toys and other things were carted off from their home in suburban San Marcos.
Methinks a plea is in order. A jury is not going to be particularly happy to hear the couple talk about how they used their children as decoys: “Sometimes we just kind of go in together as a nice little family to make it seem like we’re normal people, and we don’t look like the kind of people that steal. We have our kids with us, and they usually always buy it.”
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