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While Looting In L.A., They Found Romance (wonderful love story from the past)
chicago trib ^ | orig 1992

Posted on 05/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by doug from upland

Dear Ann Landers: On April 30 of this year, the L.A. riots were in full swing. I was with a couple of friends, and we got carried away with all the excitement. One guy suggested that we join the rest of the crowd and loot a Korean dry cleaners.

The scene was incredible. There were about 20 people grabbing as much stuff as they could before the store was set on fire. That`s when I saw this great leather coat hanging not two yards from me. I went to grab it, and at the very same moment ``Wanda`` reached for it too.

She was beautiful, Ann, and she really wanted that coat, so I made her a deal. She could have it if she would let me take her to dinner.

We hit it off right away and I knew that night we were perfect for each other. We plan to be married next April.

The problem is this: Many out-of-town family members will want to know how we met. Should we tell them the truth? Should we lie? We aren`t criminals. We both work and have no police records.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: animals; koreans; losangelesriots; rodneyking
riots were in full swing.....carried away with all the excitement.....the scene was incredible.....store was set on fire.....that's when I saw this great leather coat.....she was beautiful, Ann.....we were perfect for each other
1 posted on 05/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Cold Ethel

Makin love by the refrigerator store firelight.


2 posted on 05/30/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: doug from upland

It’s twenty years later. If we could find them now, my guess is that she got the house AND the car AND payments and has moved on to another man.


3 posted on 05/30/2014 6:35:51 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: doug from upland

And one week after they were happily married, they both were killed in cold blood in a random drive by shooting.

Ain’t karma a bitch?


4 posted on 05/30/2014 6:37:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: doug from upland

—recall when this first was published—hard to believe it has been 22 years—


5 posted on 05/30/2014 6:37:22 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: doug from upland

“Ann, I usually don’t rob on the first date, but what the heck.”


6 posted on 05/30/2014 6:38:36 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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7 posted on 05/30/2014 6:40:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: doug from upland
join the rest of the crowd and loot a Korean dry cleaners
w t f , , a dry cleaners? Cant they aim bigger than that?
8 posted on 05/30/2014 6:41:09 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: doug from upland

Glad Ann laid it on the line for these creeps


9 posted on 05/30/2014 6:43:27 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: All

Damian Williams, Antoine Miller, Henry Watson, Gary Williams, Anthony Brown and Lance Parker were nicknamed “The L.A. Four”—though they were actually six—and were the main perpetrators of Reginald Denny’s beating. Williams was the only one who actually served time for the time, doing four years of a ten-year sentence for striking Denny on the head with a concrete cinderblock. In 2000, Williams was convicted for participation in a drug-related murder and is currently serving a 46-year sentence. Watson was also convicted for beating Denny, but only of a misdemeanor assault and was freed after the trial. Watson too was later jailed again, this time for three years on a drug conviction; today he’s the owner of a limousine rental company. The other four were cleared of all charges. Miller was later killed in a nightclub shooting.


10 posted on 05/30/2014 6:45:24 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

Isn’t the old saw that looting during a riot is just the people taking out their anger at predatory business people who have wronged the community? Looting a dry cleaners? You’re grabbing your neighbor’s stuff, and all of it used (but hopefully clean..)


11 posted on 05/30/2014 6:56:58 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: doug from upland

This is clearly the most fake letter ever published by the Abby/Ann folks.

There used to be a whole industry among Ivy League college guys to try to write phony letters to get them published. Later, it was “Dear Penthouse Forum, I always thought these letters were fake, until...”

This is funny, but “The Onion” funny, not reality.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 7:18:49 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: Freeping Since 2001

Ah yes, I remember reading Penthouse forum letters with my friends when we were in college. We thought the sexual experiences these people described were so unbelievable, we all assumed they were fake.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Freeping Since 2001

Not fake, not the Onion. Dennis Prager reported this in real time on his talk show at the time of the riots. A guy was looting and he and a girl each wanted the coat.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 7:38:42 AM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

I for one am happy to know that America recognized and healed the divisions that caused those riots, and that truth and justice came to prevail across the land.

Thank you, Clintons. We love Obama.


15 posted on 05/30/2014 7:48:19 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: ├čudda├čudd
w t f , , a dry cleaners? Can't they aim bigger than that?

I'm guessing that the larger stores were better defended.

Perhaps a more tech-savvy FReeper can post that picture of Koreans on the roof of their store, all of whom were armed with rifles. The picture is here:

http://www.humanevents.com/2012/12/23/when-assault-weapons-saved-koreatown/

16 posted on 05/30/2014 8:17:30 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
Here ya go:

We call 'em "Seoul Brothers". :-)

17 posted on 05/30/2014 9:08:02 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: doug from upland

Prager was present for the conversation? I don’t buy it.


18 posted on 05/30/2014 9:26:05 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: Freeping Since 2001

Not present. Mistake in saying real time -— it was at the time. He reported it from info very shortly after the event. Male and female looters want the same coat. He lets her have it in exchange for a date. They have a fairy tale ending. However, I have no idea if they are still married or in prison. It would be kind of hard to trust a looter spouse.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 9:11:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

I’ll grant the Hollywood label: “based on a true story.”

Some guy saw a man and lady stealing a coat, and the lady ended up with it. The rest is fiction that plays on our assumptions about the morality of certain people.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 4:14:13 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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