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Naked Walmart Sock Thief Stunned, Police Say
My Fox Philly ^ | February 16, 2012

Posted on 02/17/2012 4:18:02 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

WEST WHITELAND TWP., Pa. - Police say they were forced to use an electric stun gun on a naked 6-foot-4-inch, nearly 300-pound man after he allegedly stole socks from a Walmart in Chester County.

The incident unfolded Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the Walmart in the Exton section of West Whiteland Township.

Police said officers responded to the scene and located the suspect, later identified as Verdon Lamont Taylor, inside the store wearing only a pair of socks.

According to police, Taylor refused to comply with commands from the officers, and a stun gun had to be used. While in custody, Taylor allegedly spat on the face of one of the officers.

An investigation revealed that the socks Taylor had been wearing were stolen from the store, police said.

Surveillance video of the incident obtained from Walmart showed Taylor exiting a vehicle in the parking lot, removing all of his clothes, walking into the store completely naked and approaching the counter. That's when, according to police, Taylor stole the socks, put them on his feet and walked farther into the store.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: taser; walmart

1 posted on 02/17/2012 4:18:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

i’ll be the first to say, “please NO pictures”....even of the socks.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 4:20:38 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

An investigation revealed that the socks Taylor had been wearing were stolen from the store, police said.

Cut him some slack, he couldn’t just walk around the store naked.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 4:20:46 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Police said officers responded to the scene and located the suspect, later identified as Verdon Lamont Taylor, inside the store wearing only a pair of socks.

They arrested him before he had a chance to steal them.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 4:22:18 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ZinGirl

I’m thinking he’ll definitely make the “People of Walmart” website.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 4:23:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Socks were the priority?


6 posted on 02/17/2012 4:23:55 AM PST by YourAdHere (No longer shocked by celebrity ODs. Feel sorry for those who are.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Were these socks on his feet?


7 posted on 02/17/2012 4:25:00 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Ok, on further read (I forced myself) he put the socks on his feet. And was in the store. So how are they stolen?


8 posted on 02/17/2012 4:26:26 AM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

socks? socks? maybe he needed to steal a pair of pants too.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 4:27:52 AM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Lady Lucky
Ok, on further read (I forced myself) he put the socks on his feet. And was in the store. So how are they stolen?

Since he was naked, unless he had cash/credit in-hand (or elsewhere...Sorry), one could reasonably assume he was not intending to pay for the merchandise. Although it is possible he might have intended to shuck them prior to leaving, but who would expect to pay for the merchandise after he wandered around the store with them on? I'd support theft conviction if I was on a jury...

10 posted on 02/17/2012 4:30:47 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Only at a Walmart. Obviously didn't go there for the nachos. (Obscure concealed carry reference).
11 posted on 02/17/2012 4:35:33 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Must have voted for Obama.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 4:36:14 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why are there People of Walmart, but not People of Target? I can’t figure it out, but that’s why I shop at Target. Well, that, and the lines are shorter, and the stores are cleaner.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 4:39:49 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is already on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOwAgOBI4PI


14 posted on 02/17/2012 4:39:51 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: sockmonkey

Relative of yours? ;-)


15 posted on 02/17/2012 4:40:30 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
People of Walmart Video
16 posted on 02/17/2012 4:41:53 AM PST by kanawa
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

One doesn’t buy a pair of shoes without first trying them on so I guess you could make the same argument for socks.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 4:43:06 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ok. That youtube link is a bit surreal; reminds me of the old Monty Python line: “and now for something completely different.”

I’m just wondering: did he come by his insanity honestly, or was it simply drug-induced?


18 posted on 02/17/2012 4:45:12 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Since when do socks come in a Three pack?


19 posted on 02/17/2012 4:50:15 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Hot Tabasco

or, to state it better, “One doesn’t just walk into Walmart with no clothes on.”


20 posted on 02/17/2012 4:59:25 AM PST by Mercat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

OK there are some things in the world that should never be used in the same sentence - EVER!

Top in the list are STUN GUN, NAKED 6-4 300 LB MAN, and WALMART!

I’m just saying.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 5:06:43 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I'll bet if they still had greeters out front, they'd-a stopped the perp.

The smiled greeting, "Welcome to Wal-Mart" would have stopped a naked, then sockless, crazy man in his tracks!

22 posted on 02/17/2012 5:19:54 AM PST by Logic n' Reason ("To keep you is no benefit; to kill you is no loss.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Taylor stole the socks, put them on his feet and walked farther into the store.

Perhaps we was motivated by the "No Socks - No Service" sign on the door.............

23 posted on 02/17/2012 5:21:02 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Uhhhhh, Dude! The underwear is only one aisle over from the socks...


24 posted on 02/17/2012 5:25:16 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In days of old when knights were bold,
And condoms weren't invented...
25 posted on 02/17/2012 5:33:46 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Those floors are so damned cold - don’t blame him in the slightest.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 5:38:30 AM PST by Harlan1196
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To: Allegra

Sock thread!!


27 posted on 02/17/2012 5:46:49 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
According to police, Taylor refused to comply with commands from the officers, and a stun gun had to be used.

"They wanted me to take off the socks, but then I would have been NAKED"

Beware of buyng Walmart socks from open packages, better smell em first
28 posted on 02/17/2012 6:02:12 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Mom always taught us to wear good socks just in case we were ever tased by the police so they wouldn’t see us with holes in our socks and think we were trash.


29 posted on 02/17/2012 6:05:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

He was wearing the emperor’s clothes!


30 posted on 02/17/2012 6:46:29 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Did the socks match? Mrs. blueunicorn6 worries a lot that my socks match. He’s in big trouble if he had a black sock on one foot and a dark blue sock on the other foot. Mrs. blueunicorn6 uses a taser on me if my socks don’t match. The only problem with that is.....I like it.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 7:59:19 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: humblegunner
Relative of yours? ;-)

I was going to ping freeper Socks to this thread, only to get the dreaded "This account has been banned or suspended". page..

32 posted on 02/17/2012 8:55:29 AM PST by sockmonkey
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