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Manatee Sheriff: Sarasota Man Stole Steaks, Wine to 'Impress a Lady'
Bradenton Herald ^ | January 15, 2013

Posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:16 PM PST by nickcarraway

A man hoping to make a good impression with his date was charged with petit theft for allegedly stealing beer, wine and steaks from Walmart, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 5 p.m. Monday, James Flenniken, 48, was observed by a loss prevention officer taking the items worth $79.30 at Walmart, 8498 Lockwood Ridge Road.

Without being questioned, Flenniken said he took the items in order to "impress a lady," according to the sheriff's office.

Flenniken, charged with petit theft-shoplifting, is being held without bond at the Manatee County jail.


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1 posted on 01/18/2013 2:05:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Because nothing impresses the ladies more than an incompetent, petty thief.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 2:08:19 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: nickcarraway

You might be a loser...
3 posted on 01/18/2013 2:11:18 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

...or steaks from Walmart.

The steaks in our local store are usually grey and old...(not the customers, but the steaks)...


4 posted on 01/18/2013 2:12:33 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: nickcarraway

I am sure she is impressed. lol.

Any guesses on what kind of lady he was trying to impress?


5 posted on 01/18/2013 2:18:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Ohh... the hu-Manatie.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 2:28:27 PM PST by Fido969
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To: nickcarraway

So, one evening I exited the mall and out front were three males. Two were white, around fifteen. The other appeared to be a Hispanic man in his twenties. They were locked in a death stare, with their chests puffed out like they were going to fight, so I scadaddled with the children to the car.

I got in the car and after loading the loot and the kids, I was heading out and passed them again. They were still in the standoff and the Holy Spirit poked me to talk to them.

So I went up and said, “Hi. I am sarajonhson.” They broke their death stare and looked at me. I said, “I noticed you are in a fix here.” The Hispanic guy explained he was with some women who felt dissed by the mugs of the white guys. I said, “so you are here because the girls told you?” Luckily, that struck his funny bone and he laughed and so did the young guys. Then they all parted ways.

Fighting for women...


7 posted on 01/18/2013 2:31:04 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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What were they supposed to fight about?


8 posted on 01/18/2013 2:50:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: SaraJohnson

I had a female friend and I never saw her happier then when she thought two men were fighting over her. The funny thing is, they were actually fighting for other reasons, but in her mind, it was about her. It was like the greatest thing that had ever happened to her. I’ve noticed several women for whom this is like winning the Super Bowl.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 2:55:31 PM PST by nickcarraway
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I know. Some females egg it on. : (

I have done a boatload of stupid things in my life, but egging on men to fight, has never been one of them.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 3:01:57 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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Good for you, seriously. Sometimes adults don’t realize the power of a well meaning adult that can bring a moment of sanity to the situation.

You just be very careful about doing that with drunks, ok?


11 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:36 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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You just be very careful about doing that with drunks, ok?


I don’t mess with that kind of risk, usually. I got involved that time and only because the Holy Spirit spoke loud and clear that I was to talk to them. Maybe one those those kids had someone praying for them. : )


12 posted on 01/18/2013 5:37:02 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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