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Tracy man shot stealing pumpkins
Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/14/8 | Mike Martinez

Posted on 10/14/2008 7:57:04 AM PDT by SmithL

TRACY— A 19-year-old man told police that he was shot early Sunday while trying to steal pumpkins from a field in rural Tracy, San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputies said.

The man told deputies that he was at a pumpkin patch in the 16800 block of South Tracy Boulevard with two other people when they entered the field about 1 a.m. to steal pumpkins, Deputy Les Garcia said.

They apparently heard gunshots, and all three returned to their car, a black Lincoln Navigator. As they were driving away, four shots were fired at the vehicle, striking the 19-year-old in the back, Garcia said.

The victim was driven home and taken to the hospital by his mother, according to police. The wound was not life threatening, Garcia said.

Garcia added that no suspects have been identified.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist; greatpumpkin; notavictim; perp; perpgotshot
The Great Pumpkin was protecting the pumpkin patch.
1 posted on 10/14/2008 7:57:04 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Stealing pumpkins in a Lincoln Navigator? This is one dumb crook with his values on backwards. Sheesh.

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2 posted on 10/14/2008 8:01:04 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.theacru.org)
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To: SmithL

They can afford to drive a Lincoln Navigator but can’t afford to buy pumpkins ?


3 posted on 10/14/2008 8:01:10 AM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. spent the 20th century fighting Marxism and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: SmithL

I bet he wont be stealing pumpkins from that field again.


4 posted on 10/14/2008 8:01:52 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: SmithL

5 posted on 10/14/2008 8:02:04 AM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: Mark319

Wanna bet they were going to smash the stolen pumpkin through some car windshield?


6 posted on 10/14/2008 8:03:45 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SmithL

>>>The victim was driven home and taken to the hospital by his mother, according to police.<<<

Shouldn’t this read, “The perpetrator was arrested on charges of trespassing and attempted larceny and taken to the county jail pending a bail hearing?”

How is a thief the “victim”?


7 posted on 10/14/2008 8:03:54 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: SmithL

The title makes it sounds like the pumpkins were stealing and someone shot them.


8 posted on 10/14/2008 8:03:56 AM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: SmithL

Driving a Lincoln Navigator but stealing pumpkins?

Maybe they were going to trade the stolen pumpkins for gasoline.


9 posted on 10/14/2008 8:04:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SmithL

This sounds like a college prank. People who drive Lincoln Navigators don’t need to steal pumpkins to feed their hungry children. I hope he learned his lesson.

Having said that, once the crime has been stopped, to shoot at a fleeing perp crosses the line to vigilante justice.


10 posted on 10/14/2008 8:04:25 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Clinging bitterly to religion and guns. My Bible cover has a holster on the back.)
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To: SmithL

Sounds like a thug, poor fella couldn’t afford an Escalade...


11 posted on 10/14/2008 8:05:25 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Mark319

It was probably a stolen automobile.


12 posted on 10/14/2008 8:08:42 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (The elephant is dancing for the lady from Alaska)
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To: ReagansShinyHair
The title makes it sounds like the pumpkins were stealing and
someone shot them.


Heck, I thought this might about somebody shooting guys in a
musical group.

But then I remembered it's "Smashing Pumpkins".
13 posted on 10/14/2008 8:11:35 AM PDT by VOA
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To: SmithL
Garcia that no suspects have been identified.

The "suspect" got what he deserved.

14 posted on 10/14/2008 8:11:51 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: SmithL
"...four shots were fired at the vehicle, striking the 19-year-old in the back, Garcia said. The victim was driven home and taken to the hospital by his mother, according to police. The wound was not life threatening, Garcia said."

I'm wondering what the shooter was packing - shotgun loaded with rock salt, maybe?

Or maybe the kid was just plain lucky. Either way, bet he doesn't try to steal punkins from around there anymore.

15 posted on 10/14/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: DemforBush

I think there should be a government agency for low income lincoln and escalade owners that cant afford the quanter things in life such as pumpkins. Im sure Pelosi and Reid would only need several billion dollars to make this happen. Stealing pumpkins in a navigator, kinda like spendin 5K on rims for that 84 tempo.


16 posted on 10/14/2008 8:19:09 AM PDT by Edizzl79
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To: SmithL

¿ Why wont they give us the thief’s name ?


17 posted on 10/14/2008 8:28:11 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: SmithL

Under the impending socialist regime, everyone will be given equal access to pumpkins. They will no longer need to be stolen or protected by evil firearms.


18 posted on 10/14/2008 9:02:17 AM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: SmithL

Did someone say “Pump Gun”?


19 posted on 10/14/2008 1:55:52 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Stealing pumpkins in a Lincoln Navigator? This is one dumb crook with his values on backwards. Sheesh.

And I suppose your family bought their Halloween pumpkin ;o).

I suspect that a couple of generations ago or so these boys' kin were living in a camp somewhere in the Central Valley. Even when affluence accrues to certain families their traditional values sometimes remain.

20 posted on 10/14/2008 2:52:18 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Illegal Immigration is not about the immigration. Gun control is not about the guns.)
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