By Kylee Dawson
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Freshman and former thief is glad Martha Stewart is free, doesn't think she has any prison tattoos
Wildcat: My name is Kylee and you're on the spot. So, are you happy Martha Stewart is out?
Wong: Ahm ... Sure, I guess. I don't think she did anything wrong.
Wildcat: So you don't think she should have been locked up in the first place?
Wong: Not really.
Wildcat: Why not?
Wong: Because, wasn't the reason she was locked up because she lied to the public or something? So, why didn't they do that to Bill Clinton?
Wildcat: Ooooo! So, do you think she learned how to make a shank while she was in? And, I don't mean a lamb shank.
Wong: What do you mean?
Wildcat: A shank. Do you know what a shank is?
Wong: No. (Laughs)
Wildcat: It's a weapon you use to stab people.
Wong: No, I don't think so. (Laughing) I didn't hear about that.
Wildcat: OK, well, what else do you think she learned while she was in prison?
Wong: I don't know. I know that people liked her in jail. Because she's Martha Stewart.
Wildcat: Do you think she got any prison tattoos?
Wong: No. Maybe, I don't know.
Wildcat: Have you ever been locked up, in jail or prison?
Wong: No. (Laughs)
Wildcat: The last time I went to jail, I threw my arms around and pretended I was crazy so that nobody would mess with me. Do you think that's a good strategy?
Wong: To protect yourself. People might think you're crazy, but sure.
Wildcat: Aha! So you have been in jail, haven't you?
Wildcat: Then how did you know that?
Wong: I hear crazy things that happen in jail, like in movies.
Wildcat: So, if you got locked up, what do you think it would probably be for?
Wong: I don't know. Stealing maybe?
Wildcat: Stealing what?
Wong: I don't know. I stole before, but ...
Wildcat: Ooo. How old were you?
Wong: It was probably when I was 17.
Wildcat: What'd you steal?
Wong: Cologne or perfume from Hollister. I did it for fun.
Wildcat: Did you get caught?
Wildcat: OK. So, if you did get arrested, who would most likely come and get you out: your parents or your friends?
Wong: My parents, because they love me.
- Interview and photo by Kylee Dawson