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Man accused of stealing from Wal-Mart by using tinfoil-lined backpack
Inforum ^ | December 05, 2012 | Forum staff reports

Posted on 12/06/2012 1:06:53 PM PST by Last Dakotan

DILWORTH – Police arrested a man here after they say he used a backpack lined with tinfoil to bypass a store’s security equipment and steal over $100 in merchandise, according to a WDAY news report.

Police say Antonio Ramirez, 21, stole $133 in items from Wal-Mart here. Ramirez faces felony charges and up to five years in prison. Using a bag lined with tinfoil to circumvent alarm systems automatically escalates the charge from a misdemeanor to a felony, WDAY reports.


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5 years in prison for $133 - tough trade.
1 posted on 12/06/2012 1:06:57 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan
A felony and five years in the slammer for shoplifting?

Heavy handed, IMHO.

2 posted on 12/06/2012 1:08:51 PM PST by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

Yes, several states now consider the “intent” - as evidenced by the foil in the backpack - to constitute burglary which is a felony rather than a misdemeanor theft if intent is not a factor.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 1:11:40 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Last Dakotan

At least he’s guaranteed food, water and shelter. The becoming someone’s B**CH is the real punishment though.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 1:12:11 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Last Dakotan

If he used the tinfoil as a hat he may have gotten away with it.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 1:14:26 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: Last Dakotan

See?? Tinfoil works!!! Now everybody go build a tinfoil hat and suit! (insert appropriate pic).


6 posted on 12/06/2012 1:18:10 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Last Dakotan

How did this even make the news? Shoplifting using foil lined bags has been around for decades. And a sentence of UP TO 5 years means he will may only serve months for stealing that piddling amount.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 1:20:19 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Last Dakotan

How did this even make the news? Shoplifting using foil lined bags has been around for decades. And a sentence of UP TO 5 years means he will may only serve months for stealing that piddling amount.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 1:20:19 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd
Heavy handed, IMHO.

I'd shoot to kill anyone I caught robbing me of anything. Now that's heavy handed.

9 posted on 12/06/2012 1:21:43 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

This is Northern Minnesota next to Fargo, ND. They take law enforcement very seriously. And there’s essentially no crime.

Remember when New Orleans flooded, and there was looting of EVERYTHING?

Fargo had flooding, and there was exactly 1 (ONE!) burglary the whole time. No other crime whatsoever.

Those are good people up there.

The Hispanic surname pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the perp in comparison to the community. I’ll take bets he’s, ah, “Undocumented”.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 1:22:06 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: F15Eagle
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11 posted on 12/06/2012 1:34:54 PM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Uncle Miltie

12 posted on 12/06/2012 1:39:08 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Last Dakotan

Brilliant guy, but going to jail for stealing $133 worth of merchandise.

Why can’t these people use their powers for good?


13 posted on 12/06/2012 1:40:54 PM PST by Fido969
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To: Wyrd bi├░ ful ar├Žd

Now, now, now.....since his surname is Ramirez, we have to be politically correct. It wasn’t shoplifting, it was an “undocumented purchase.”


14 posted on 12/06/2012 1:41:36 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I assume the “reasoning” behind that is that you can’t really tell if someone intended to steal something that was in their backpack unless they go to the measure of “foiling” the alarm system...


15 posted on 12/06/2012 1:44:29 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Last Dakotan
5 years in prison for $133 - tough trade.

I wouldn't care if I didn't know who will get the bills for room, board, health and dental care. Taxpayers need to keep an eye on judge-created expenses. The court system needs to apply more common sense at times.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 1:46:48 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: GreenHornet
Committing crimes Americans are unwilling to commit.
17 posted on 12/06/2012 1:55:59 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Graybeard58
My opinion on these matters is slightly unusual, I suppose...If he was shot while committing the crime, all well and good. But after the fact, I think the amount doesn't justify the sentence. I'd opt for a severe whipping and perhaps a year at hard labor, but not a confiscation of 2nd amendment and other rights for the rest of his life as a result of being a felon.

Assuming he is even a citizen. If not, whip him and ship him.

18 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:08 PM PST by Wyrd bi­ ful arŠd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Last Dakotan

For every crime they got caught, there were about ten they got away with.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 1:56:39 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: MrB

Some people will admit they went into the store with an intent to shoplift which is a “confession” to a more serious crime. The foil lined backpack is somewhat more tangible evidence.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 2:05:22 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Last Dakotan
5 years in prison for $133 - tough trade.

Somewhere in his palatial digs, Jon Corzine laughs.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 2:08:44 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

“Some people will admit they went into the store with an intent to shoplift which is a “confession” to a more serious crime.”

I’m glad I got caught shoplifting when I was in the fourth grade! Went to the grocery store and bought a pack of gum, and asked for it to be put into a large brown grocery bag. Then went across the street to the Five & Dime Store and took my time as I pretended to browse for the right kind of candy which I finally bought.

Of course my bag was full of other stuff and I got caught. I imagine it was simple enough for the grocery store to figure it out and then call their friends at the Five & Dime. (Stupid kid!) They called my mom and dad down. (I wish they had just called the cops!).

I’m sure glad I got that out of my system as a kid! (And years ago.) After that I wouldn’t even pick up a pencil sitting on the floor at school as it might be someone else’s.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 2:25:34 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: NCDave

23 posted on 12/06/2012 3:29:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

LOL...ALUMINOID LIVES!!!


24 posted on 12/06/2012 3:41:07 PM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: NCDave

And the best part is, the dog is prepared to survive the EMP blast, too.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 3:55:03 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

  Protect Your Brain
26 posted on 12/06/2012 4:08:38 PM PST by BraveMan
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