Skip to comments.Mary Hayashi apologizes for 'unintentional' shoplifting
Posted on 01/09/2012 2:40:57 PM PST by SmithL
In her first public comment since pleading no contest to misdemeanor shoplifting, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi apologized today for "unintentionally" taking clothing out of a San Francisco store but shed little light on what sparked the theft.
"I accept responsibility and I offer apologies, not excuses," Hayashi said in a written statement. She declined an interview request.
Shortly after the Castro Valley Democrat's arrest in October on a felony charge of stealing nearly $2,500 in clothing, Sam Singer, Hayashi's spokesman, said she had been inside a Neiman Marcus store and walked out of the store while talking on her cellular phone.
Following Hayashi's no contest plea -- which means no guilt was admitted -- her attorney Doug Rappaport said the legislator's behavior had been affected by a benign brain tumor that is curable, treatable and no longer is affecting her.
Hayashi, in her written statement today, did not address the severity of her tumor, when she was diagnosed, or what effect it had on her behavior.
"There were a number of personal factors that led to the situation where I made this absent-minded error," she said. "My medical condition may have complicated the situation, however, I want to be clear that I take full personal responsibility for my actions."
Hayashi said she is "taking steps to deal with my health" while continuing to serve as a legislator.
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“saying that she had put items in her bag on the fourth floor of Neiman Marcus and had forgotten that she had them after chatting with a second-floor sales clerk, eating at a cafe and then walking outside the store as she texted.”
She went to the store cafe with the stolen goods to “feel out” whether she could pull off the theft, was probably looking to see if she had been observed, taking the temperature of the moment.
When she decided she could get away with it. she tried to “act natural” and carry out her goods looking as if she had shopped in the store.
She miscalculated the skill of the store security.
And she got way with no jail time.
The woman placed the items (worth over $2440.) in a
Neiman-Marcus bag while IN the dressing room.
And the winner of this years Pinocchio Award goes to.....
Does anyone actually believe her story?
but she has NOT been treated... so how is it possible it no longer is affecting her??? on the premise that it ever did in the first place
It’s a mur-a-cul!
As with all liberals it is the “intent” and not the results.
They could justify going up to an innocent bystander and putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger as long as their was no “Intent”.....
Welcome to Liberal Relativistic Morality 101.
Rule on Intent, Ignore the Results.
Result: the Woman STOLE from a store, but no Intent so no harm no foul, right?????
A much more informative article for sure. Thanks.
I called it without even knowing or reading about it.
"...have them in a store bag with no receipt..."
She brought her own bag into the store so she intended to steal the clothes from the outset. There is no other reason to bring it. She would have received a new bag when she made her purchase if she intended to make the purchase.
She ought to have had the book thrown at her and the Judge/DA are damned fools for reducing the charges.
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