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  • 75y/o man tackles suspected shoplifter, threatens to break his arm

    02/11/2015 1:38:29 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies ^ | 2-11-15 | The Associated Press
    "Charlie Burton, of Fombell, says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathan Fekete Jr."
  • Lodi woman suspected of shoplifting, having explosive devices ID'd

    01/27/2015 4:09:11 PM PST · by eastforker · 24 replies ^ | 1/27/2015 | Gamaliel Ortiz
    LODI, Calif. (KCRA) —A 23-year-old woman stopped on suspicion of shoplifting at two stores in Lodi had two pipe bomb-like devices inside her getaway vehicle, police said.
  • Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair....

    09/11/2014 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    FULL TITLE: Brazen shoplifter is arrested after slow-speed chase on a motorized Wal-Mart wheelchair that she stole 'because she didn't feel like walking' Police in Michigan say they arrested a shoplifting suspect following her slow-speed getaway in a $1,200 motorized wheelchair shopping cart taken from a Wal-Mart. Cops located 46-year-old Shirley Mason about 2 miles away from the store in Fruitport Township. She was riding the stolen $1,200 cart with $600 in clothing, the Muskegon Chronicle reported.
  • Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case [Chopped Off Boy's hand!]

    07/05/2014 2:45:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Muslim Store Cites Hobby Lobby in Shoplifter Mutilation Case On Wednesday, the owner of a small chain of convenience stores was arrested in Peoria, Illinois after he chopped off the hand of a 16 year-old shoplifter who had attempted to steal a bag of potato chips and a 16 oz. soda. But due to the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, that man was released from custody on Thursday, even after pleading guilty to the attack. On July 2nd, Seif Majeed, 41, of Peoria caught a young, unidentified shoplifter, chained him to a pipe in a back room, and then...
  • Woman loses job after trying to stop shoplifter (Lowe's)

    10/10/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    yahoo video ^ | 10/10/13
    When Lowe's employee Karen Sizemore saw a man shoplifting from her Kentucky store, she says she snapped: "It was just the adrenaline rush, I'm not taking it anymore. You just get to the point where you're so tired of people stealing from you." So Karen, a grandmother and 18-year employee of the chain, followed the thief out to his car and reached into the backseat trying to retrieve the Dewalt tool kit, valued at $600. She wasn't able to get it but she did get the man's license plate number and car make, leading to his arrest. The incident made...
  • Vine Grove man arrested in connection to E'town robbery

    10/08/2013 11:40:10 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 14 replies
    The News Enterprise ^ | October 3, 2013 | Sarah Bennett
    A Vine Grove man is charged with robbery after police say he shut a car door Tuesday night on a Lowe's employee's arm while attempting to shoplift from the home-improvement store in Elizabethtown.
  • Off-duty officer fatally shot man suspected of shoplifting at Garland (TX) Wal-Mart

    07/29/2013 4:55:57 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 28 July 2013 | Tristan Hallman
    An off-duty Garland police officer fatally shot a man suspected of shoplifting Sunday at a Wal-Mart, police said. Police said the officer, a 19-year veteran, was working security at the Wal-Mart in the 1800 block of Marketplace in Garland. The officer said the man had been seen shoplifting several items, police spokesman Joe Harn said. Harn said the man ran outside after the officer attempted to stop him on his way out through the outdoor living section’s sliding doors just before 4 p.m. The officer used his Taser on the man, but it appeared to have no effect. Harn said...
  • Transsexual shoplifter strikes again, deputies say

    07/17/2013 3:36:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 17, 2013 | Brittany Shammas
    Deputies say the nearly $350 of stolen baby products hidden in a Lantana man's purse wasn't the only trick he had up his sleeve. Nelson S. Henry also had a crack pipe in his bra. The 49-year-old was arrested Monday by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. It was his 50th arrest since 1991, Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show.
  • Mother Of Bombing Suspects: ‘America Took My Kids Away From Me’

    04/25/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 73 replies ^ | 4/25/13 | cbs
    MAKHACHKALA, Russia (CBS/AP) — The mother of the two Boston bombing suspects told reporters that “America took my kids away from me” and wished she had never left Russia. “Why did I even go there?” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said, crying, after CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata asked if she regretted the move.
  • Shot shoplifter sues liquor store owner ( Colorado Springs )

    12/11/2012 11:50:31 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    gazette ^ | December 10, 2012 | LANCE BENZEL
    A shoplifter who was chased down and shot in the face after swiping a bottle of vodka from a Colorado Springs liquor store is suing the shop owner. Bryson Adrian Dewberry is seeking at least $100,000 for pain and suffering two years after he was wounded in the jaw by a bullet fired by Chang Ho Yi, the owner of Austin Bluffs Plaza Liquor, 4150 Austin Bluffs Parkway. According to a lawsuit filed in early October, Yi witnessed the theft on Oct. 25, 2010, and pursued Dewberry out of his store with a loaded .357 revolver, which fired as Dewberry...
  • Cops: Walmart shoplifter dies after confrontation with workers

    11/25/2012 3:02:06 PM PST · by Arthurio · 30 replies
    A police investigation is under way, after a man suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart died during his confrontation with store employees. According to a police report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, the incident happened at the Walmart on Fairington Road in Lithonia. The police report said that about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a middle aged man was caught shoplifting two DVD players. He exited the front door of the store and three employees caught him in the parking lot, where a physical altercation took place while they detained him. When police arrived, they found the employees on top...
  • Jersey City shoplifter hits legal system 'milestone': Her 50th arrest, cops say

    06/20/2012 5:07:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | June 20, 2012 | By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal
    A Jersey City woman charged with shoplifting at the Newport Centre Mall yesterday has 27 prior convictions for the offense and the new charge represents her 50th arrest, officials said. Bail was set at $20,000 with a 10 percent option when Pamela Miller, 53, of Dales Avenue, made her first court appearance on the charge today she shoplifted numerous items at Macy's yesterday.
  • Mary Hayashi inquired about Nadia Lockyer's seat

    04/25/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Maybe there's something about one of the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's five seats that attracts troubled Bay Area politicians. Less than a week after Nadia Lockyer resigned her seat on the board following weeks of scandalous revelations of drug abuse and a sexual affair with a meth adddict, disgraced Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, reportedly inquired about the post. Hayashi, who is termed out of the Legislature after this year, contacted three of the four remaining members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to gauge their interest in appointing her to fill out Lockyer's term until 2014, the Bay...
  • Shoplifting Mom Left Young Child Behind: Cops

    11/02/2011 9:48:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | November 2, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    A South Florida woman is facing shoplifting and child neglect charges after police say she tried to rip off a Davie Target store and left her young child behind. Deirdre Reneat Grant, 40, was arrested Tuesday at the store at 5800 University Drive, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.
  • Walmart Fires Four Loss Prevention Employees For Capturing An Armed Shoplifter

    02/16/2011 8:47:01 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 74 replies
    Four loss prevention employees at a Layton, Utah Walmart were fired for detaining an armed shoplifter whom they they reportedly saw with a $248.00 computer under his clothing. He was told to go to the loss prevention room by two workers. They were joined by two other employees in the room. He reportedly told them that since they had their laptop back, he was going to leave. Employees said that he also told them that he had something else that he shouldn’t have. The man who was being detained then reportedly drew a handgun from a holster and put it...
  • Police: Security guard head-butted, sat on, driven away at Wal-Mart (and worse)

    11/14/2009 11:56:29 PM PST · by tlb · 47 replies · 3,277+ views
    Muskegon Chronicle ^ | November 05, 2009 | Heather Lynn Peters
    Two women trying to avoid arrest after allegedly stealing goods from a local Wal-Mart store head-butted, urinated on and drove off with a security guard. guard attempted to stop the women from getting away with $45 in stolen merchandise. Marilyn Cole, 35,...was arraigned Tuesday. Cole was on parole for bank robbery at the time. Cole was released from prison April 3. ...she was ordered not to have any contact with Wal-Mart stores, the victim or the co-defendant, Rashieka Lariena Stewart. Stewart, 23...was arraigned Tuesday on one count of unarmed robbery The two women were stopped inside the Wal-Mart on...
  • Obama's Computer Chief Once Shoplifted 4 Shirts

    08/10/2009 10:35:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies · 2,429+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2009 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama's new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney. A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men's shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered. Kundra pleaded guilty, paid a $100 fine and $55 in...
  • DA: Shoplifter stole during court recess

    05/16/2009 12:40:28 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 617+ views
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 05/16/09 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM — Being in court can be stressful enough to give anyone what the old ads called an "Excedrin headache." But Joel Peralta's going to have to get his aspirin from the infirmary at Middleton Jail for a while, after allegedly stealing $75 worth of the painkiller — while on a break from a court appearance on earlier shoplifting charges. Peralta, 33, of Lynn, was in Salem District Court Thursday morning on charges stemming from the theft of $155 worth of baby formula from the Shaw's supermarket in Salem. As often happens with misdemeanors, he met directly with a prosecutor...
  • Man Shoplifts Clothes, Then Applies For Job At Same Store

    05/09/2009 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies · 367+ views
    All Headline News ^ | May 8, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    Dayton, OH (AHN) - Employees of a Dayton, Ohio store say a man stole several articles of clothing on Tuesday and then filled out a job application before leaving. Police arrested Stanley A. Wright, 49, on misdemeanor theft charges after workers at Deveroes said he stole T-shirts and pants, the Dayton Daily News reported. Wright stuffed the stolen items under his shirt and in the waistline of his pants before he made his way to the checkout counter to fill out a job application. As he left the store, the alarm went off. A manager discovered about $400 in apparel...
  • Obama’s computer chief once shoplifted 4 shirts

    03/18/2009 9:25:32 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 76 replies · 2,636+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | March 18, 2009 | MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
    roanoke,va - WASHINGTON (AP) - Now it can be told: The mysterious petty theft that President Barack Obama’s new computer chief committed at age 21 was shoplifting four dress shirts worth $134 from J.C. Penney. A 1996 Montgomery County, Md., police report obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday under a public records law shows Vivek Kundra was observed by a security guard putting the men’s shirts into a shopping bag and leaving the store without paying. Sgt. Tom Stanton wrote that Kundra was arrested after a brief foot chase and the property was recovered
  • Shoplifter gets run over twice by her getaway car

    01/16/2009 4:58:22 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 569+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2009 | Unknown
    > Police are using the car's license plate and a check the woman dropped to track her down.
  • VIDEO: Canine shoplifter (Dog swipes bone in Utah store)

    12/26/2008 4:03:32 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies · 2,757+ views ^ | December 25, 2008
    A shoplifting dog leaves store employees scratching their heads. KSL's John Hollenhorst reports. (Video at link.)
  • Oklahoma Cops Try to ID Boy Abandoned at Wal-Mart by Fleeing Shoplifter

    08/29/2007 2:48:07 PM PDT · by keats5 · 22 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | 8/29/2007 | AP
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities are trying to identify a young boy left inside a store by a suspected shoplifter who fled the store when confronted by a store security officer, police said Wednesday. The boy, who is about 2 or 3 years old, is apparently unable to identify himself, and no one has reported him missing, Sgt. Gary Knight said. The boy has been in Department of Human Services custody since Friday, when he was left inside the Wal-Mart store on west Reno. A man was pushing a shopping cart with the boy in it when security personnel spotted the man shoplifting and confronted him, Knight said. The man then fled the store, leaving the boy behind.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s Selective Amnesia

    10/02/2006 6:08:12 AM PDT · by Quilla · 13 replies · 1,295+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
      Did you see Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) suggest last week what her husband would have done if he had received the August 6, 2001, Presidential Daily Brief concerning bin Laden? Touching, wasn’t it? If only there was an ounce of truth to it.To refresh everyone’s memory, after former president Bill Clinton’s meltdown during an interview with Chris Wallace on September 24, the junior senator from New York felt compelled to come to his rescue: “I’m certain that if my husband and his national security team had been shown a classified report entitled `Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside United...
  • Some Leeway for the Small Shoplifter

    07/13/2006 5:44:24 AM PDT · by Ptaz · 119 replies · 1,736+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 7/13/2006 | Michael Barbaro
    Wal-Mart refuses to carry smutty magazines. It will not sell compact discs with obscene lyrics. And when it catches customers shoplifting — even a pair of socks or a pack of cigarettes — it prosecutes them. Skip to next paragraph Paul Sakuma/Associated Press Customers outside a Wal-Mart store in Mountain View, Calif. But now, in a rare display of limited permissiveness, Wal-Mart is letting thieves off the hook — at least in cases involving $25 or less.
  • Suspected shoplifter runs into squad car

    05/24/2006 9:39:03 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 688+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-24-06 | EMILY GURNON
    Rather than running away from the police, an alleged shoplifter ended up running into them — with grave results. Scott Everette Blake, 46, of Mounds View allegedly tried to steal more than $200 in men's accessories Saturday night from a Marshalls store near the Northtown shopping center in Blaine, said Anoka County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Rokeh. Store security guards watched as he removed watches, wallets and key chains from their packaging, bit off the security tags and stuffed the items in his pockets, Rokeh said. The guards called Blaine police and asked them to stand by as Blake prepared to...

    11/27/2005 6:44:02 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 278 replies · 5,301+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 27 November 2005 | Robert Crowe
    A grand jury will decide if the retail giant was justified in acting against shoplifting suspectThe father of a shoplifting suspect who died while struggling with Wal-Mart employees wasn't shocked when officials ruled the death a homicide. Now, H.C. Driver and other family members are hoping that the people responsible for Stacy Clay Driver's death will be brought to justice. "Something like that isn't supposed to happen, especially in this country," the father said. "I have believed up to now in the justice system, and I hope it continues to work." Also, the Driver family has filed a lawsuit seeking...
  • Wal-Mart greeter run over while trying to stop shoplifter

    06/06/2005 4:04:09 AM PDT · by deaconjim · 77 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | Sun, Jun. 05, 2005
    MARIETTA, Ga. - A 72-year-old Wal-Mart greeter was seriously injured when he was run over while trying to stop a suspected shoplifter. The incident began Saturday afternoon when a security officer at the store saw a man stealing DVDs, Marietta police spokesman Brian Marshall said. When the security officer and the greeter, Lucief Zylanz, confronted the man at his car, the man's door hit Zylanz and knocked him down. The man then drove over Zylanz' leg, chest and head. Zylanz suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and facial injuries. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Center and was listed in...
  • Moore’s Magic: 9/11 Electrifies (Rex Reed Barf Alert)

    06/23/2004 3:51:52 PM PDT · by NYC Republican · 42 replies · 388+ views
    Observer ^ | 6/23/04 | Rex Reed
    Michael Moore leaves no turn unstoned. There are multitudes of shattering, seminal moments in his brilliant Bush-whacking documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, that reveal more about the cynicism, greed and ineptitude in the U.S. government than you will ever learn from any sound bite on the right-wing late-night cable-channel blabfests, but one will stay with me forever. Forget about the "official" reports from the White House about the activities of George W. Bush on the fateful morning of Sept. 11, insisting he learned about the Al Qaeda attacks while meeting with Florida pre-schoolers and quickly dashed from the room to save the...
  • Fallen ‘Tre’ (ELF Terrorist Tre Arrow caught by FBI)

    03/23/2004 2:32:11 PM PST · by mhking · 53 replies · 658+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3.23.04 | Dean Schabner
    The FBI's capture of a prominent figure in what it calls the nation's worst domestic terrorist threat may do little to slow the radical environmental movement known as the Earth Liberation Front, federal authorities acknowledge. The suspect, Tre Arrow, also known as Michael Scarpitti and numerous other pseudonyms, is a charismatic figure who has run for political office before running from the law after being accused as the ringleader in a pair of environmentally motivated arson attacks. "It's a very big capture for us," said Beth Anne Steele, spokeswoman for the Portland, Ore., office of the FBI. "[The suspect has]...
  • Winona Ryder Wins Praise From Judge (Only in LaLa Land Alert!)

    12/15/2003 5:18:41 PM PST · by buzzyboop · 12 replies · 197+ views
    AP / Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 15, 2003 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    AP Special Correspondent   (enlarge photo) Actress Winona Ryder appears at Beverly Hills Superior Court April 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, Calif. for a progress report following her conviction for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. Ryder was commended by a judge Monday, Dec.15, 2003, for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case. (AP Photo/Mel Bouzad, Pool) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. &mdash; Actress Winona Ryder was commended by a judge Monday for abiding by the rules of her probation in a shoplifting case.Ryder's lawyer, Shepard Kopp, said outside court that the judge plans to review...
  • Shoplifter Releases Bees As Diversion

    06/13/2003 7:46:37 AM PDT · by yonif · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri, Jun 13, 2003 | AP
    SEDALIA, Mo. - A shoplifter caused a buzz in a department store restroom and made off with about $60 worth of CDs, perfume, batteries and scissors. The man released a swarm of honeybees in a Kmart restroom, creating a diversion that allowed him to escape, authorities said. Store security spotted the man shoplifting Monday and followed him to the restroom to confront him. When the worker opened the door, about 100 bees buzzed out. "He probably started yelling 'Bees! Bees!' or whatever the case may be, then created that big diversion, then got out," said police Cmdr. John DeGonia. Store...
  • Entertainment - Reuters L.A. Prosecutor: Winona Ryder Came to Steal

    10/28/2002 6:45:29 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 10/28/02 | Jill Serjeant
    L.A. Prosecutor: Winona Ryder Came to Steal Mon Oct 28, 4:03 PM ET By Jill Serjeant BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Actress Winona Ryder (news) went on her ill-fated shopping spree last December with intent to steal, even bringing scissors to clip security tags from purloined items and wads of tissue to conceal them, a prosecutor said at her shoplifting trial on Monday. Photo Reuters Photo Reuters Photo Reuters Slideshow Slideshow: Winona Ryder Ryder went to the posh Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills with cash and a credit card, in addition to "her own two-for-one bonus program --...