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Man Disguised As Walmart Worker Walks Out Of Palmdale Store With 4 TVs
CBS) ^ | January 6, 2012 2:21 PM | John Brooks

Posted on 01/06/2012 6:48:33 PM PST by BenLurkin

Investigators on Friday sought help from the public in identifying a man who allegedly dressed up as a Walmart employee to steal four flat screen TVs from a Palmdale store.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the suspect posed as a Walmart greeter — complete with the familiar vest and name tag — before he made off with the merchandise on Dec. 31.

“He walked in the back, loaded up four TVs into a shopping cart with the appearance of he may have been helping a customer and walked out of the store,” said Palmdale Sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Moore.

The store was so full of customers that night that other employees were not aware of an impostor in their store, Moore said.

The suspect on the surveillance tape appears to be between a black male between 40 to 50 years old, bald and about 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 250 pounds.

He was reportedly seen driving away in a black pickup truck.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Palmdale station at (661) 272-2400 or leave an anonymous tip by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477).


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: walmart

1 posted on 01/06/2012 6:48:40 PM PST by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 01/06/2012 6:49:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a Black driving Black crime.


3 posted on 01/06/2012 6:50:32 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: BenLurkin

After reading so many stupid criminal stories, it is almost refreshing to read one where the perp executes a simple but clever crime.


4 posted on 01/06/2012 6:53:43 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: BenLurkin

Walmart. Always low prices. Always.


5 posted on 01/06/2012 6:54:58 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: BenLurkin
identifying a man who allegedly dressed up as a Walmart employee

Looks like he only put on a Walmart nametag...

6 posted on 01/06/2012 6:59:43 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Dr. Sivana
===After reading so many stupid criminal stories, it is almost refreshing to read one where the perp executes a simple but clever crime.===

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He's so smart his every move was caught on videotape.

7 posted on 01/06/2012 7:02:25 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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It’s amazing what you can get away with if you look like you should be doing what you’re doing.

There was a convenience store in metro KC where it seems that the crooks had watched the schedule for refilling the ATM inside the store. Shortly afterwards, a couple of guys in workclothes with a two wheeler and a clipboard came in and told the clerk that there was a problem with the ATM, and they had to take it out for repairs. He signed the “work order,” and they loaded up a newly filled ATM and walked right out of the store with it. I don’t know if they ever caught the guys.

Mark


8 posted on 01/06/2012 7:23:02 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

The guys from Red Cell were able to access a nuclear sub by pretending they were supposed to be there.


9 posted on 01/06/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin
Shades of Fitzwilly. In an early scene he and his gang rob Abercrombie & Fitch by dressing up as movers and dismantling and removing a store display. The buildup is to an attempt to rob Gimbel's on Christmas eve by causing chaos in the store, featuring Norman Fell as the store manager ... " No ... people, go back! go back!"
10 posted on 01/06/2012 7:45:37 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: BenLurkin

I think he’s a member of Obama’s re-distribution team!


11 posted on 01/06/2012 8:06:33 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BenLurkin

Well thats original...


12 posted on 01/06/2012 8:14:17 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: BenLurkin

This guy was discovered when a supervisor yelled at him to get back to howdy duty — and the guy asked, “Who?”


13 posted on 01/06/2012 8:16:40 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Realman30

lol!


14 posted on 01/06/2012 8:29:38 PM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Realman30
He's so smart his every move was caught on videotape.

If they don't know who he is, and those who recognize him don't talk, it doesn't matter.
15 posted on 01/06/2012 8:38:26 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: BenLurkin

The fact that he appeared to be serving a customer should have tipped off the manager.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 9:27:19 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dr. Sivana

This isn’t as uncommon as you might think. At my store, we have to lock our vests in our locker whenever we aren’t wearing them. Failure to do so is a class a violation and has resulted in terminations.


17 posted on 01/06/2012 9:35:22 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: BenLurkin

I made the mistake of wearing a dark blue polo shirt with a Zeiss logo and khaki pants while getting an oil change at a Walmart. It was amazing, I must have had 30 people and 4 store employees come up and ask me for help during my one hour wait. I eventially got smart and hung out in the magazine and book section where people could read the Zeiss logo on my shirt.Problem solved.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 11:30:41 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Waverunner
I'm in law enforcement. I work nights. One morning I stayed up to pick up a new pair of glasses I had ordered. Not having an opportunity to change I was still in uniform. I walked in to the store, and was immediately greeted by the sales clerk with "well, you're early!". she went in to the back, and came back with a logbook and a bag containing the previous days receipts. she thought I was the armored car driver! I explained to her why I was there. Her eyes got huge, she began to blush profusely, and the logbook and cash bag disappeared with alacrity! And this was a simple misunderstanding. People are too willing to be helpful without some simple critical thinking these days.(IMHO)

CC

19 posted on 01/07/2012 1:36:39 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (Wisdom comes from experience. Experience comes from a lack of wisdom.)
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To: BenLurkin

Lets see.. I guess this ‘one of Holder’s peeps’, thought that 4 of the 99% needed help, so he volunteer the evil Wal-Mart to donate the 4 tvs.


20 posted on 01/07/2012 4:42:21 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Recently there was a pair of guys that went door to door offering to shovel snow from the roofs,one homeowner said no thanks so the pair stole his snowblower, video camera caught their faces.

I won’t hire a snow plow truck to clear my driveway after I heard a couple of years ago one guy was doing his plow work on private property and was organizing a theft ring when he saw snowmachines just sitting around and when the tenants were off in Hawaii.

I’m just saying this, people are getting desperate.

And bolder.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 4:52:50 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Castigo Cay by Matt Bracken, check it out. And his other works.)
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To: MarkL

It’s amazing what you can get away with if you look like you should be doing what you’re doing.


True, that! Local college had old buildings with (beautiful!) marble panelling in the bathrooms; stalls and shower dividers. One summer while school was out, a crew in overalls and a panel truck with a contractor’s logo on the side came in, unbolted all the marble that wasn’t actually glued to the walls and left with it.

No one realized it was theft until they were long gone.


22 posted on 01/07/2012 6:08:59 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: BenLurkin

Smart and audacious. If he knew the difference between right and wrong, he’d be a successful entrepreneur, or a rising star in the military.

Instead he’s a crook. A waste of talent.


23 posted on 01/07/2012 10:26:58 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: BenLurkin

Go into Wal-Mart

Buy the biggest flat screen they have on your credit card heck even pay cash.

Give your buddy// spouse // friend // fellow thief the reciept on the way out the door and send them back inside for the same TV
your buddy//spouse//friend//fellow thief walks out with the TV since he has a reciept

Take the TV you bought back because you changed your mind.
Viola a new TV you never paid for

its a scam that has been going on at Walmart for YEARS!!

and you can insert “TV” or what ever in there.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 6:35:05 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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