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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 06:54 PM
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55. Or, robbing hoods...
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  -My son saw shoplifters nailed at Wal Mart yesterday. Tell me what do you think? ThomWV  Nov-24-11 01:17 PM   #0 
  - shoplifting for profit? To sell the stuff?  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-24-11 01:19 PM   #1 
  - That's what I think. n/t  tammywammy   Nov-24-11 01:21 PM   #5 
  - Bottom line..they are thieves.  Bonhomme Richard   Nov-24-11 01:20 PM   #2 
  - They shoulda stolen BIG, like the Walton family. n/t  Orsino   Nov-25-11 11:52 AM   #90 
     - What do you have against a heart-warming, humble, fictional family of TV characters?  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 12:55 PM   #95 
  - Budding capitalists  lunatica   Nov-24-11 01:20 PM   #3 
  - Black market...  Dennis Donovan   Nov-24-11 01:22 PM   #9 
     - Could be .....  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 01:24 PM   #10 
     - You're kidding right?  lunatica   Nov-24-11 01:28 PM   #14 
     - and 6 carts is not one hell of a lot of security. Really, not much at all  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 01:32 PM   #17 
     - Not much food security?  karynnj   Nov-25-11 11:09 AM   #87 
     - perhaps they stole a big freezer @ bestbuy earlier in the day?  elehhhhna   Nov-25-11 01:43 PM   #102 
     - Your stats only underscore my point  Dennis Donovan   Nov-24-11 01:33 PM   #18 
        - OK I thought you were being critical of my idea  lunatica   Nov-24-11 01:52 PM   #23 
     - In DC there is a black market for Tide detergent. Shoplifters wipe the  Glimmer of Hope   Nov-24-11 06:35 PM   #53 
        - Tide is better for shoplifting than groceries.  JVS   Nov-25-11 07:55 AM   #76 
  - I thought they are hungry  riverbendviewgal   Nov-24-11 01:21 PM   #4 
  - me too. 6 carts of grocery? they've done it before.  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-24-11 01:22 PM   # 
     - Obviously, it wasn't going to be consumed by the thieves.  Dennis Donovan   Nov-24-11 01:26 PM   #12 
  - They stole food...  Dennis Donovan   Nov-24-11 01:21 PM   #6 
  - Working in the grocery biz myself  Sherman A1   Nov-24-11 01:22 PM   #7 
  - Sounds like a lot more to it than simply being needy.  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-24-11 01:22 PM   #8 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 01:25 PM   #11 
  - Such kind words for the Roma...  ellisonz   Nov-24-11 01:47 PM   #22 
  - Contrarian view. Maybe they were liberating the food stuffs  coalition_unwilling   Nov-24-11 01:26 PM   #13 
  - Food is a necessity. When necessities are... liberated... ;-)  Dennis Donovan   Nov-24-11 01:29 PM   #15 
  - There's a market for anything that's cheaper than retail  sylvi   Nov-24-11 04:34 PM   #42 
     - But, in tough times, such food black markets become necessities....  Dennis Donovan   Nov-25-11 06:58 AM   #69 
  - or even a very large extended family back at home - I do not know.  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 01:29 PM   #16 
  - Actually, it is the prosecutor who decides the charge depending on value of food.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-24-11 01:40 PM   #20 
     - Thank you, I should have realized that.  ThomWV   Nov-24-11 03:38 PM   #36 
  - That would be disgusting, IMO. I work with the largest food bank in the world- we don't need and...  NYC_SKP   Nov-24-11 01:41 PM   #21 
  - Optimist.  YellowRubberDuckie   Nov-24-11 06:32 PM   #51 
  - Soon to get job offers on Wall Street  formercia   Nov-24-11 01:38 PM   #19 
  - What I think?  SomethingFishy   Nov-24-11 01:53 PM   #24 
  - This was out and out theft  Pigheaded   Nov-24-11 02:00 PM   #26 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 02:11 PM   #27 
     - Way to show the spirit of the holidays. (nt)  idiotgardener   Nov-24-11 04:03 PM   #40 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 03:01 PM   #30 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 04:03 PM   #41 
  - My first thought is they may be selling the food.  Iggo   Nov-24-11 01:59 PM   #25 
  - I think I'm glad they got caught, and hope they're prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Abin Sur   Nov-24-11 02:39 PM   #28 
  - Just like the people who broke into my car over & over were stealing tools so they could go to work  NBachers   Nov-24-11 02:56 PM   #29 
  - How exactly were you "distracted" enough for someone to make off with  Missy Vixen   Nov-24-11 06:18 PM   #49 
     - I'm sorry, the parking lot wasn't deserted and I never said it was- read again carefully  NBachers   Nov-25-11 08:44 AM   #77 
  - My view - something is wrong in this country if this is what folks resort to. Just sad. nt  TBF   Nov-24-11 03:02 PM   #31 
  - A few thoughts that rushed through my mind in no particular order  Jack Rabbit   Nov-24-11 03:16 PM   #32 
  - thieves... $1000 should put them in jail through the holidays!  IamK   Nov-24-11 03:27 PM   #33 
  - maybe they were really hungry or really fat....  IamK   Nov-24-11 03:29 PM   #34 
  - Maybe that was the intent - the arrest not the food  nadine_mn   Nov-24-11 06:29 PM   #50 
  - .  Dennis Donovan   Nov-25-11 07:00 AM   #70 
  - A whole cart ?  nini   Nov-24-11 03:31 PM   #35 
  - It was 6 carts n/t  tammywammy   Nov-24-11 03:42 PM   #37 
  - Did they fire the employees?  proud2BlibKansan   Nov-24-11 03:52 PM   #38 
  - Not needy, just greedy (n/m)  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Nov-24-11 03:57 PM   #39 
  - 6 carts of food  minavasht   Nov-24-11 04:38 PM   #43 
  - They had to do two carts each before security made a move?  AnotherDreamWeaver   Nov-24-11 05:02 PM   #44 
  - Robin Hoods?  eShirl   Nov-24-11 05:05 PM   #45 
  - Or, robbing hoods...  MilesColtrane   Nov-24-11 06:54 PM   #55 
  - I think they were foolish to press their luck after the fifth cart n/t  fishwax   Nov-24-11 05:08 PM   #46 
  - Some Walmarts demand to see a receipt before you leave the store..  HipChick   Nov-24-11 05:21 PM   #47 
  - I've seen that, too.  Rhiannon12866   Nov-24-11 05:40 PM   #48 
  - The stunt which was prevalent in the UK a few years back  dipsydoodle   Nov-24-11 06:41 PM   #54 
     - "cart" in the US  jberryhill   Nov-24-11 09:21 PM   #58 
        - lol  dipsydoodle   Nov-25-11 03:00 AM   #63 
           - Yeah, I could never figure out...  jberryhill   Nov-25-11 03:23 AM   #66 
              - Broadly speaking  dipsydoodle   Nov-25-11 03:53 AM   #68 
                 - Wagon Train.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-25-11 09:30 AM   #84 
                 - So, then the US and UK are both wrong - it is a "shopping wagon"  jberryhill   Nov-26-11 02:36 PM   #110 
  - Those thieves are going to end up paying a whole lot more for that food than they whould have...  slackmaster   Nov-24-11 06:33 PM   #52 
  - My guess is food insecurity  Horse with no Name   Nov-24-11 06:58 PM   #56 
  - Either they're victims or martyrs.  ZombieHorde   Nov-24-11 08:03 PM   #57 
  - I see a third possibility  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 12:27 PM   #92 
     - Baseless insult against people trying to alleviate hunger?  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 12:39 PM   #93 
        - Maybe they did it for money  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 12:54 PM   #94 
           - If there is a black market for food, then that means the legal system has failed,  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 01:03 PM   #96 
              - Not necessarily. There is a black market for cigarettes because people can get them cheaper...  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 01:08 PM   #97 
                 - If the family had six shopping carts of cigarettes, I would not be defending them.  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 01:23 PM   #98 
                    - I'm sure more than one crook has been thrown in jail screaming "Laws are abstract constructs!"  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 01:26 PM   #99 
                       - Heaven's Gate cultists killed themselves so they could ascend into  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 01:38 PM   #100 
                          - Come and see the violence inherent in the system  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 02:20 PM   #103 
                             - Exactly. They all have a different perspective on authority, because authority  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 02:35 PM   #104 
                                - If anti-theft laws are abstract, so is the "right" of shoplifters not to be shot by storekeepers  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 02:45 PM   #105 
                                   - "If anti-theft laws are abstract, so is the "right" of shoplifters not to be shot by storekeepers"  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 03:05 PM   #107 
                                      - There is NO evidence here that the incident described in the OP had anything to do with hunger  slackmaster   Nov-25-11 04:08 PM   #108 
                                         - They stole food. So I think there are two likely scenarios:  ZombieHorde   Nov-25-11 05:00 PM   #109 
  - They have captives confined in their basement  jberryhill   Nov-24-11 09:22 PM   #59 
  - I don't care for w-mart, but stealing isn't usually necessary  bhikkhu   Nov-24-11 09:32 PM   #60 
  - Your comment reminds me of what I saw when I was a little girl  Catherine Vincent   Nov-24-11 09:39 PM   #61 
  - I always wondered how people got away with leaving with unbagged groceries  Blasphemer   Nov-24-11 10:47 PM   #62 
  - Oddly enough, in a busy grocery store, walking out with a cart of unbagged grocies is a good plan.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-25-11 03:09 AM   #65 
     - My motto "always act like you know what you are doing"  jberryhill   Nov-25-11 03:25 AM   #67 
     - I actually got into a friend's secure office building, and onto his floor, that way.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-25-11 09:25 AM   #82 
     - Here's a question: After one weighs and labels a bag of fruit, say, who's to stop him from putting  WinkyDink   Nov-25-11 07:03 AM   #73 
        - No one. And nothing.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-25-11 09:27 AM   #83 
  - Theft pisses me off. I worked in a grocery store - a big one - and we lost a lot to theft.  Rabrrrrrr   Nov-25-11 03:05 AM   #64 
  - .  Dennis Donovan   Nov-25-11 07:01 AM   #72 
  - What I think? I think they stole food. That's what I think. (What am I missing here?)  WinkyDink   Nov-25-11 07:01 AM   #71 
  - I think they ought to get as much time as the banksters who wrecked the economy..  Fumesucker   Nov-25-11 07:17 AM   #74 
  - I KNOW they're thieves. Don't have to think about it, its evident -  lynne   Nov-25-11 07:36 AM   #75 
  - six carts? i guess they don't 'shop' often  spanone   Nov-25-11 08:46 AM   #78 
  - wouldn't each person be charged separately, and only for the value  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-25-11 08:55 AM   #79 
  - IMHO, shoplifting is theft.  blue neen   Nov-25-11 09:00 AM   #80 
  - It'sbeen my experience that retailers don't worry so much about custmers stealing  notadmblnd   Nov-25-11 09:01 AM   #81 
  - Are they executives at Bank of America, by any chance?  jberryhill   Nov-25-11 11:01 AM   #85 
  - What's to think - they are theives - period  karynnj   Nov-25-11 11:07 AM   #86 
  - Yep.  GoCubsGo   Nov-25-11 11:46 AM   #89 
  - Their error...  krispos42   Nov-25-11 11:09 AM   #88 
  - Aspiring bankers?  Danascot   Nov-25-11 12:26 PM   #91 
  - They are serious, big time, shoplifters who deserve more than just a "slap on the wrist".  Quantess   Nov-25-11 01:39 PM   #101 
  - Must have been really hungry.  BiggJawn   Nov-25-11 02:52 PM   #106 
 

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