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Palo Alto Woman Struck With Milkshake, Loses $2,000 [Threw purse at attackers]
NBC ^ | Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 | Updated 11:54 AM PDT | Sajid Farooq

Posted on 06/26/2012 12:26:25 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Woman threw her alligator purse filled with cash at a Range Rover filled with teens.

A woman lost $2,000 in Palo Alto after she threw her purse at a passing car filled with teenagers who allegedly threw a milkshake in her face.

The woman was walking across University Avenue near Rudy's Pub Sunday when a white Range Rover full of teenagers drove by and allegedly threw a milkshake in her face.

Authorities said the woman tried to get revenge by throwing her alligator skin purse at the passing vehicle.

The story was first reported by Palo Alto Online.

A window was open on the Range Rover and the purse landed in the car. The purse had several of the woman's personal items and $2,000 in cash.

Police are looking for the stylish purse and the teenagers, who are facing charges ranging from battery to possession of stolen property or misappropriation of property.


TOPICS: Food; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alligatorpurse; crimepays; whenmilkshakesattack
Never bring an alligator purse to a milkshake fight.
1 posted on 06/26/2012 12:26:36 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Looks like she didn’t think that through very well.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Hunton Peck

This happened in Palo Alto? Peaceful lil Palo Alto. I’m stuned. must have been a knock off purse


3 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Hunton Peck

Sounds like there is more to this story.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Police are looking for the stylish purse and the teenagers, who are facing charges ranging from battery to possession of stolen property or misappropriation of property.”

Stolen property?

Not quite.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Hunton Peck

lol! gosh, wish I’d said that.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Hunton Peck

What’s the difference between a porcupine and a Range Rover?


7 posted on 06/26/2012 12:32:26 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Hunton Peck

What’s the difference between a porcupine and a Range Rover?


8 posted on 06/26/2012 12:32:39 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Hunton Peck

I always wondered why the Lone Ranger shot people’s guns out of their hands with bullets made of silver. Maybe there’s a certain mentality afoot that causes the launching of valuable projectiles to somehow make sense.


9 posted on 06/26/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Hunton Peck; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
No good deeds will go unpunished!


10 posted on 06/26/2012 12:34:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Uncle Slayton

That is what I was thinking. While they did assault her. She GAVE them the purse.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 12:36:27 PM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

It’s considerably harder to throw something into the window of a moving car than out of one, so, points for that.


12 posted on 06/26/2012 12:36:40 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Uncle Slayton

>> What’s the difference between a porcupine and a Range Rover?

I’m guessing that on a porcupine, the pricks are on the *outside*.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 12:37:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Hunton Peck

facing charges ranging from battery to possession of stolen property or misappropriation of property.

What? She threw it at them. I would say charge them for the milk shake throw but not the purse....It landed in their car due to her horrible aim.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Hunton Peck

Who carries $2,000 in their purse?


15 posted on 06/26/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Hunton Peck

I’m surprised the story didn’t mention the victim’s color.

I mean hair color — not skin color.

:-)


16 posted on 06/26/2012 12:40:33 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Hunton Peck

This has to be a fake story. Most women I’ve seen throw something (anything) couldn’t hit the car with their purse from 10 feet away, let alone getting the purse through an open window of a moving vehicle.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Boy, she sure showed them....


18 posted on 06/26/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Hunton Peck

Stolen property? She gave it to them.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DannyTN

“Who carries $2,000 in their purse?”

Only those people who intend on purchasing a $2,000 milkshakes!


20 posted on 06/26/2012 12:54:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DannyTN

“Who carries $2,000 in their purse?”

Only those people who intend on purchasing $2,000 milkshakes!


21 posted on 06/26/2012 12:54:42 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hunton Peck

The purse was not stolen, she threw it to them. Maybe they thought she was paying them back for the milk shake.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 1:08:03 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Newtoidaho
...let alone getting the purse through an open window of a moving vehicle.

Beginner's luck. Give her $2000.00 if she can do it again.

23 posted on 06/26/2012 1:31:42 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Newtoidaho
This has to be a fake story. Most women I’ve seen throw something (anything) couldn’t hit the car with their purse from 10 feet away,

Sounds like my wife. She complains about shoulder pains, and her purse weighs 15 - 20 lbs.

24 posted on 06/26/2012 2:01:28 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: Hunton Peck

The woman is OBVIOUSLY an idiot. She should have had a tracking App on her Iphone turned on. How do I know she has an Iphone.

1) It’s Palo Alto
2) She had 2 Grand in the purse

So she HAD to have an Iphone in there too!


25 posted on 06/26/2012 2:09:55 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Hunton Peck
Funny Range Rover story:
Was vacationing in San Diego with family driving through La Jolla. Driving down the unaltered side of a road with the road crew just finishing one lane at the top of the hill, I notice the freshly (still steaming) asphalted side was coned off. About half-way down the hill, I also noted a side street that emptied into this freshly asphalted yet coned off road. Nothing unusual about any of this.

What caught my eye particularly were the tire tracks that carefully negotiated between the cones into the freshly asphalted side of the road. As I continued my decent down the as-yet unaltered half of the road, I became increasingly dumbfounded that the tire tracks continued dutifully down the right and freshly asphalted side of the road. I could tell that the driver was keeping the vehicle out of the shoulder with increased difficulty as there was obvious slippage and large clumps of asphalt that belied this otherwise careful driver.

Nearly approaching the bottom of the 2 mile hill and rounding the last bend I saw a brand-new (temporary tags still affixed) white (mostly) Range Rover stuck in the shoulder with a confused-looking smartly dressed middle-aged woman behind the wheel talking to someone on her phone. The tires were still turned to their maximum as she probably desperately attempted to steer herself out of her slide. Yet for all her careful and brave maneuvering, there she was, stuck in the ditch.

I have never seen so much asphalt compacted so tightly in such a small space as I saw in her wheel wells. The once shiny white fenders and entire side and quarter panels were caked with inches of asphalt. She was literally stuck in her car which was stuck to the road. Even if she could have extricated herself from her prison her heels would have sunk into the asphalt still on the road.

I can only imagine the phone call to 1) her husband, 2) the police, 3) the towing company, 4) the insurance company, 5) the asphalting company.

26 posted on 06/26/2012 2:11:10 PM PDT by 1forall (America - my home, my land, my country.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Stolen property? Not quite.

That's right. One could just as easily make the argument that she bought the milkshake, however clumsily served, for $2000 and an alligator purse.

27 posted on 06/26/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Hunton Peck

I hope at least it was an authentic milk shake....


28 posted on 06/26/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by mikrofon (Cold Case)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hey now, that was an impulse buy!


29 posted on 06/26/2012 2:38:50 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yeah, not a good idea.


30 posted on 06/26/2012 2:42:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: mikrofon
I hope at least it was an authentic milk shake...

...and chocolate...

31 posted on 06/26/2012 2:43:02 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Stolen property?

Not quite.

Sorry, you're wrong. They know the purse isn't theirs, they also knew why she threw it and never intended for them to keep it. Keeping the purse amounts to stealing, $2000 makes it grand theft if I recall correctly. They should have thrown the purse back out the window and kept driving.

32 posted on 06/26/2012 3:02:01 PM PDT by calex59
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To: 1forall

I was just driving in La Jolla... and she’s still stuck there.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 3:34:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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