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Reply #26: He didn't get prison for $4 socks. He got prison for an armed robbery. [View All]

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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-10 07:22 AM
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26. He didn't get prison for $4 socks. He got prison for an armed robbery.
Edited on Mon May-24-10 07:23 AM by Statistical
In an armed robbery the amount stolen is not material.

What is material is the potential for death and injury. Despite his somewhat stupid choice in items t steal that doesn't change the risk to others.

To any potential criminals considering shoplifting..... do it unarmed.

To those that think the guy had no other choices. HE HAD A GUN. Guns have value. Depending on condition, legality, and how quickly he needed the money he could have gotten $100 - $500 for it. That would have paid for the socks, shirts, and more.
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