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Columbia Heights Man Caught With Stolen 19-Inch TV in Pants
KSTP ^ | February 24, 2012 | Jennie Olson

Posted on 02/25/2012 8:02:08 AM PST by Parmenio

A Columbia Heights man was arrested for allegedly stealing a 19-inch television – by shoving it down his pants.

Twenty-one-year-old Eric Lee King was walking out of an Eagan business on Dec. 5, 2011, when he dropped a box of candy in the parking lot. An Eagan police officer was in the area and let King know, but King kept walking as if he didn’t hear the officer, according to the complaint.

The police officer said King was walking “straight-legged, shuffling his feet, and not bending his knees.” The officer also noticed that King’s pants were falling down and he was trying to hold them up.

After honking his horn and getting no response, the officer got out of his car and approached King. Police say King squatted down and reached into his pants, so the office handcuffed him for safety reasons.

That’s when the officer saw a large, square item wrapped in plastic shoved down the man’s pants. The item turned out to be a 19-inch flat screen television.

Police say they also recovered a remote, power cords, and a bottle of brake fluid from his pants, along with two blue pills that were identified as the controlled substance Xanax.

King has been charged with fifth degree controlled substance crime and shoplifting.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: crime; minnesota; napl; stuffinpants; thingsinpants

1 posted on 02/25/2012 8:02:20 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

If he could have affected a natural gait he probably could have gotten away with it.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 8:04:55 AM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

Pretty expensive TV, at this point.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 8:04:55 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Parmenio
All the way to Eagan from Columbia Heights to steal a TV???

I guess he must have not wanted his neighbors to know he's a thief....

4 posted on 02/25/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Parmenio

Is that a 19 inch TV in your pants or are you just...


5 posted on 02/25/2012 8:07:49 AM PST by albie
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To: albie

...happy to see me?

6 posted on 02/25/2012 8:09:37 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Parmenio

19-inch flat screen television

I wonder how long we are going to keep calling them “flat screen”. Since there are no other kinds anymore.


7 posted on 02/25/2012 8:19:33 AM PST by DManA
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To: Parmenio

No wonder, Minnesota:

Mall of America!
Entitlement Capitol of the World!


8 posted on 02/25/2012 8:31:28 AM PST by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Parmenio

“Sloppy.”


9 posted on 02/25/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate heretics)
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To: Parmenio

A bottle of brake fluid? What, in case he dropped the tv?


10 posted on 02/25/2012 8:41:02 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Parmenio
As Monica Lewinsky would say...

Oooo TV diners !

11 posted on 02/25/2012 8:42:06 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Parmenio

He dropped a box of candy. That old sweet tooth will get you every time.

He must be a big guy to be able to hide a TV in his pants. Too much candy?


12 posted on 02/25/2012 8:47:06 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Parmenio
I guess I'm starting to 'blend' my threads...

"Excuse me, but is that a nineteen inch TV in your pants?"

13 posted on 02/25/2012 8:55:30 AM PST by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: Parmenio
You wouldn't even get to the parking lot....back in the day.


14 posted on 02/25/2012 8:55:40 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Parmenio

“shuffling feet and pants falling down”

Sounds like a natural gait in the hood.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 9:02:33 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I was hoping for a picture. Woulda been the “picture of the day”.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 9:10:41 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Parmenio

[Barry White voice]

Yeah baby, that’s all me. I swear!

[/Barry White voice]


17 posted on 02/25/2012 3:50:27 PM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would be impressed if he could do that with a CRT TV. ping


18 posted on 02/25/2012 7:00:53 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Columbia Heights Man Caught With Stolen 19-Inch

Ron Jeremy wants that back.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 7:49:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blueunicorn6

What, you watch tv without brake fluid??


20 posted on 02/25/2012 7:56:55 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: libertarian27

Nice knobs on that, um, tv.


21 posted on 02/25/2012 7:58:11 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: Parmenio
That's what she said.
22 posted on 02/25/2012 8:01:36 PM PST by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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23 posted on 02/25/2012 8:16:58 PM PST by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: albie

happy to see me?


24 posted on 02/25/2012 8:28:42 PM PST by jacquej
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To: Larry Lucido

I noticed that too. Does that mean I’m normal or are we both weird? ;-)


25 posted on 02/25/2012 8:43:59 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Parmenio

They still make 19 inch tv’s?

My PC is a 23 inch widescreen.
I would never go any smaller.

Now, if that 19 was a 4:3 display that would make it a bit more bulkier and pretty much useless as a tv nowadays.

Knowing our current criminal type i’m betting on a 4:3


26 posted on 02/25/2012 9:03:22 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Slings and Arrows

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27 posted on 02/26/2012 10:03:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’m glad somebody is keeping track.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 11:47:31 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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