We are proud to name as this week\'s Rick and Len Weenie of the Week...Tyler Kosmoski, the owner of the Diamond Factory, a Ashwaubenon jewelry store, who allegedly took in customers items for cleaning or repair or to sell by consignment only to turn around and pawn the items before fleeing the area. Police say they have received at least 75 complaints concerning missing items valued at $100,000 and growing. Police finally tracked Kosmoski to the Wausau area after his vehicle was found stuck in a forest near Rib Mountain. He was arrested there Wednesday night after a foot chase.
For at a time when a competitor "wants to be your jeweler" instead prefers to "want to be your felon".
For going from selling 14 karat gold bracelets, to himself, sporting a pair made from a far less precious metal.
For going from selling earrings to \'earing the words "you\'re under arrest".
And for allegedly committing acts that could result in him being sentenced to spending up to 10 years in a place where the only jewels he’ll be getting close to will be those of an overly affectionate cellmate.
We are proud to name runaway Ashwaubenon jeweler Tyler Kosmoski as this week\'s Rick and Len Show...WEENIE OF THE WEEK.