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Trenton woman allegedly steals dresses at Quaker Bridge Mall, crashes car, leads police into marsh
The Times of Trenton (NJ.com) ^ | July 29, 2013 | Alex Zdan

Posted on 07/30/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

LAWRENCE - A Trenton woman shoplifted $250 worth of dresses from Macy’s Saturday afternoon, pushed a security officer, and then led police on a one-mile car chase before crashing and fleeing into a marsh along the highway, police said today.

Shabrika Laster, 24, was captured after a 20-minute police search of the marshy area near Route 1 and Interstate 95, Sgt. Joseph Amodio said.

Laster was in Macy’s at Quaker Bridge Mall at around 3:10 p.m., and had allegedly stuffed $251.98 worth of dresses under her tube top.

“She was approached by Macy’s security,” Amodio said. “She was stopped outside the store, and pushed the security officer.”

Laster drew back her hand as if she was about to strike the security guard, but instead jumped behind the wheel of her car and took off with another 24-year-old Trenton girl in the passenger seat, police said.

Officer Mark Poveromo tried to stop the car, but Laster allegedly ignored him and began to weave in and out of traffic as she fled south on Route 1. Poveromo stopped his pursuit after about a mile. Laster then hit another car near the entrance to I-95, bringing both vehicles to a stop, police said.

Laster fled, leaving the 24-year-old behind with an arm injury she suffered in the crash, police said. No one was injured in the other car.

To try to evade the police, Laster went into a “swampy area” along I-95, which officers had to enter to track her down, Amodio said. She was found after about 20 minutes and placed under arrest.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: fleeingpolice; i95; lawrence; macys; shabrikalaster; shebedumb; shoplifting; trenton
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1 posted on 07/30/2013 12:03:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; JRios1968; Lazamataz; martin_fierro; paltz; pax_et_bonum; ..

DANG!


2 posted on 07/30/2013 12:04:07 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shabrika???


3 posted on 07/30/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Shabrika. Not happy.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 12:07:58 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What in the Sam Hill is a Shabrika?


5 posted on 07/30/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With a name like Shabrika who needs a picture she’s already self-profiled.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 12:08:36 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; a fool in paradise

OK, use guys, who’s the first to type ‘NOT GUILTY’?!


7 posted on 07/30/2013 12:09:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: JennysCool

So how many times has she been on Springer and Maury?


8 posted on 07/30/2013 12:09:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We have to sensitive about the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. She was expressing her outrage at past injustices against her people.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 12:09:35 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise; Lazamataz
OK, use guys, who’s the first to type ‘NOT GUILTY’?!

Laz, maybe?

10 posted on 07/30/2013 12:10:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Hardraade
Shabrika???

Things that make you go hmmmm

11 posted on 07/30/2013 12:11:00 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: JennysCool

I’d hit it.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 12:12:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If Obama had another daughter!


13 posted on 07/30/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Not with your -—— and you pushing.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 12:13:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazamataz

She’d hit you. With a car.


15 posted on 07/30/2013 12:15:19 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Going to take more than $250 of clothing to dress that up.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (When America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shabrika


17 posted on 07/30/2013 12:15:56 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

At least she didn’t throw her baby at the police.............

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3044120/posts


18 posted on 07/30/2013 12:16:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Lazamataz

Make sure you remove the stolen merch from her tube top before you hit it.


19 posted on 07/30/2013 12:16:30 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: JennysCool

The cracka’s gots me.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 12:16:38 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I am impressed. Most women will not flee into a marsh to escape.

I thought most retail establishments have policies against stopping shoplifters?

21 posted on 07/30/2013 12:16:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow. Nice name. Prison Sha-Break-a,, You Sha-Break-a-my heart, Marsh-a Marsh-a Marsh-a. It ain’t easy being a peace officer these days.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
had allegedly stuffed $251.98 worth of dresses under her tube top.

Those are either very small dresses, or a very LARGE tube-top!
23 posted on 07/30/2013 12:17:05 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: JennysCool

That’s sexy....


24 posted on 07/30/2013 12:17:08 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Hardraade; Revolting cat!; Lazamataz; Slings and Arrows
Sha's built like a shabrika haus!


25 posted on 07/30/2013 12:17:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

These dresses to honor Trayvon...!


26 posted on 07/30/2013 12:17:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JennysCool

If Rachel Jeantel had a sister......

27 posted on 07/30/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: mrs. a
Make sure you remove the stolen merch from her tube top before you hit it.

Naw. I like to hit it until canned hams fall out.

28 posted on 07/30/2013 12:18:27 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Naw. I like to hit it until canned hams fall out.”

You are such a weirdo, Laz.


29 posted on 07/30/2013 12:24:48 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Lazamataz

Is that a tube in your top or are you just glad to see me....


30 posted on 07/30/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I imagine Macy’s is deliberating whether or not they want to take the clothing back - after where it’s been.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 12:29:51 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Revolting cat!
NOT GUILTY! NOT GUILTY!


32 posted on 07/30/2013 12:31:59 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: nickcarraway

Not exactly - not in my experience anyway.

Stores keep surveillance going and do other security measures trying to ID shoplifters BEFORE they leave their stores. That’s usually where they are “detained”, in the store. However they aren’t physically accosted if they insist on getting away. If they get away out into a mall it’s much more difficult to “detain” them. It shows they are determined to escape, and you’re right they aren’t physically stopped.

They ARE followed to the extent possible and police are alerted which way they fled.

But the goal is to approach them before they leave the store and announce that you know they have unpaid for merchandise on them, and that you have called the police and the police are on their way. That if they leave after you tell them, and they are eventually caught they will be charged not only with shoplifting but with evading the police.

So, hopefully, they wait quietly for the cops to arrive and process the crime because “the jig is up”.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: JennysCool

If Obama had a daughter..........

Police only arrested her because she is black.......

She is guilty as hell......

Laz wouldn’t hit it....

And for yo Ann Coulture fans, there are rules so post more pictures of her........


34 posted on 07/30/2013 12:33:45 PM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: The New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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To: txrangerette

I’ve had friends in retail who had a different experiences. For example, I had a friend who worked at Home Depot, and was furious at the rampant shoplifting that was condoned, and that employees would be punished for stopping it in any way. He said building contractors would load up on stuff and walk out with it, and the managers said it was company policy to allow it. One of his coworkers was fired for asking one of them to go to a cashier.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 12:40:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: tuffydoodle
If you are not attracted, sexually, to canned hams, then it is YOU who is a weirdo. YOU, sir, YOU!
36 posted on 07/30/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: stockpirate

No, I would.


37 posted on 07/30/2013 12:45:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Its William’s fault.


38 posted on 07/30/2013 12:46:40 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Lazamataz

Well, maybe not CANNED hams... smoked maybe.


39 posted on 07/30/2013 12:47:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nickcarraway

What you are describing is rampant CORRUPTION.

I’m talking about someone going into a store that is properly run and doing what this babe did, concealing merchandise on them and trying to leave without paying.

And what I described is what the average retailer who is trying to run a proper store tries to do in regard to shoplifting.

I’m not talking about a totally corrupted process such as you describe.

I’ve seen it, in the typical retail situation, in everything from a big name national retail outlet to every kind of small store and clothing shop you can imagine.

Detain them in the store by walking up and telling them, come with me to the office or back part of the store, you have store merchandise on you and are leaving without paying, the police are on their way to process your crime, don’t run away unless you want more charges than shoplifting levied upon you.

I don’t think we have any disagreement here.

Just talking about two very different kinds of situations. One, typical store typical shoplift. The other, rampant corruption of “the system”.


40 posted on 07/30/2013 12:51:14 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: PGR88

Oh, for goodness sakes! Why would you want to bring a weiner into this thread?


41 posted on 07/30/2013 12:54:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Assaulted a security guard, wrecked your car, busted your friend's arm and left her for the police, fell in the swamp, AND goin’ to jail for a while.

Moral of the story: wear something looser than a tube top next time.

42 posted on 07/30/2013 12:56:14 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: stockpirate; Lazamataz

Oh yeah? See post #12!


43 posted on 07/30/2013 1:06:51 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you’re theft security in a major department store don’t you think you’re gonna be keeping a sharp eye on ‘shoppers’ who look like Shabrika? She’s just idiot enough to think she could get away with it.


44 posted on 07/30/2013 1:08:00 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Hardraade; a fool in paradise

Shabrika Leathers does have a nice sound to it!


45 posted on 07/30/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Laz, maybe?

Not even Laz.

46 posted on 07/30/2013 1:18:10 PM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Apparently she's fashion conscious. She should be relieved that Orange Is The New Black.
47 posted on 07/30/2013 1:18:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Into a marsh? Sounds like wet grass.


48 posted on 07/30/2013 1:18:44 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway
I am impressed. Most women will not flee into a marsh to escape.

If she keeps house like my first wife, the marsh is probably a step up.

49 posted on 07/30/2013 1:20:31 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Name of perp is Shabrika Laster. Enough said.


50 posted on 07/30/2013 1:35:30 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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