Update: The Garbage Picker has struck again
I washed a pair of light-up sneakers my son had trashed. It was a crap shoot with the light-up mechanism but I figured, what the hell. I roll like that.
Sure enough they came out of the washing machine with one of the lights stuck on. A bright, glowing red. The demon shoe. Chuck.
2 days later son comes bounding out the door with, yup, the demon shoe!!!
Me: Um, why did you take that out of the garbage?
Him: It's fine, the light only stays on when it gets a little wet. Or when he wears it for awhile, but when he sits down it seems to refresh.