A few years ago there was a pizza slice theft that was the 3rd strike and the guy got a major stay in prison.
What people don’t realize is that the 3rd strike can be very minor, relative to the first two. If all three were minor like this, then that’s another story.
As I recall the victims were children at a table in a pizza parlor. The libs were in an uproar over how unfair the three strikes law was to send a man back to prison for life for robbing children of a piece of pizza.
My own opinion is that such bullies are committing crimes practically every single day. We know that most crimes go unsolved. The majority of those crimes are undoubtedly committed by the career criminals that we do know.
Before the program was shut down, San Francisco was running a sting which consisted of planting helpless people in public places and have some money showing. They picked up the same guy twice in nine months. Imagine how many thefts this guy committed during that nine month interval. I would bet at least one per day, or almost THREE HUNDRED.