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  • Video shows woman in Louisiana shoplifting alcohol stuffed in her pants, shirt, bag

    08/26/2017 6:42:15 AM PDT · by boycott · 44 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | KTAL Staff
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KTAL) – A woman in Louisiana is putting a whole new meaning to “holding your liquor” after video shows her shoplifting multiple bottles of alcohol. In a video released by the Shreveport Police Department, the woman can be seen grabbing several bottles of alcohol while walking down the aisles. Initially she places the bottles into her bag, but then is later emboldened to stuff a couple down her pants, and more into her shirt. The woman then approaches the counter where she places a random bottle on the counter before calmly exiting the store. Police say the incident...
  • 70-year-old Army Veteran Fired For Confronting Shoplifters At Home Depot

    07/18/2017 1:03:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/18
    A 70-year-old Army veteran has been fired from a Houston-area Home Depot after trying to stop suspected shoplifters from taking thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise. KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Jim Tinney says he was fired last month from the store in Pearland. Tinney says he was trained to not confront shoplifters and knows he violated company policy, but that his military training just kicked in when he noticed three men attempting to steal tools. He threw a paint roller extension pole toward the suspects' feet. The men escaped. The Home Depot said in a statement that only trained...
  • Amy Schumer Arrested For Grand Larceny [but avoided jail because relative is U.S. Senator]

    11/14/2016 5:28:57 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    radaronine.com ^ | July 17, 2015
    Amy Schumer‘s new movie Trainwreck draws heavily from her own life, but there’s one embarrassing incident that didn’t make it to the big screen: her arrest for grand larceny shoplifting! Schumer has previously admitted that she had sticky fingers well into her adult years. “It was just all from, like, department stores,” she told Rolling Stone last year. “I guess the impressive part was that I would return it for cash, and the most that I’d ever made was probably around $1,000. But I did it a lot.” When she was 21, however, her bad habit caught up to her,...
  • Candy-Stealing Squirrels... (Hold Muh Squirrel Thieves Alert)

    01/09/2017 9:41:27 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 01/07/2017 | James Dator
    Same store. Same candy bar position. Different candy. Different squirrel. CBC News spoke with the shopkeeper to determine what was going on and the result is shocking. The owner later learned the thefts — at least six so far — could be the work of an entire ring of furry thieves, or at least two critters. "A black one (or more) and a light brown/grey one (or more)," the owner wrote. It’s too late. The thieving squirrels will soon be in your town, robbing your stores and keeping small business owners living in fear. Hide your candy and say your...
  • The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices

    10/18/2016 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 17, 2016 | By Ben Lovejoy
    I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these work.Apple has long had special OS images for demo devices. You can’t, for example, set a passcode on a iOS device and then lock it, and Macs revert to their original state after a reboot.Apple regularly tweaks these images. For example, at one time you could go into Safari and change the homepage to any site you liked; there’s...
  • CALIFORNIA DECRIMINALIZES SHOPLIFTING, SHOPLIFTING DOUBLES

    05/18/2016 7:52:47 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 63 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | May 18, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Left-wing, conservative and libertarian pro-crime policies lead to a rise in crime. The left's insane propositions in California included Proposition 47 or the "Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act". That Orwellian name made as much sense as calling a bill to legalize arson the "Fire Prevention and Non-Torched Homes Act". Proposition 47 effectively decriminalized a bunch of crimes, including shoplifting. And you'll never guess what happened next. Shoplifting. Lots and lots of shoplifting. Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times...
  • California Ballot Measure Blamed for Shoplifting Jump

    05/15/2016 12:48:06 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 6 replies
    abc news ^ | 5/15/16
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, northeast of Sacramento. "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • 2 women accused of shoplifting in Green Hills, leading police on chase (tried to run over police)

    04/02/2016 6:49:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    WRKN-TV ^ | April 1, 2016 | WKRN web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two women are facing various charges after police say they attempted to run over a police officer while trying to get away after shoplifting from the Mall at Green Hills. Metro police said Stardreaka Eddings and Tawonda Parrish also drove into oncoming traffic while escaping on Thursday. It all began around 4:20 p.m. when Officer Dustin Tidwell saw Parrish run out of the Macy’s store with an arm full of clothes to a waiting Honda Accord, according to a press release. Police say Eddings was behind the wheel when she aimed her car at the officer...
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Woman arrested for shoplifting breaks into home, takes nap in homeowner's pajamas

    12/14/2015 3:28:22 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    WPEC ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | WPEC
    A 72-year-old woman awoke from her slumber late Sunday morning to quite a surprise. She found a young woman in the guest bedroom, sleeping in her husband's pajamas. The homeowner initially thought her husband was having an affair with the female intruder, but that turned out not to be the case. She even ordered him home from the golf course for an explanation, and he told the truth.
  • U. Wisconsin official: let's stop prosecuting shoplifting

    08/30/2015 8:07:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Aug 24, 2015 | Peter Fricke
    Mitchell, a former assistant district attorney, says his comments were not an endorsement of shoplifting. A University of Wisconsin-Madison official claims laws against shoplifting are just an excuse to over-police minority communities. “I just don’t think that they should be prosecuting cases… for people who steal from Wal-Mart,” said Everett Mitchell, director of community relations for the university, during an on-campus event. “I don’t think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right?”...
  • U Of WI Director Of Community Relations Says Arresting Shoplifters Is Over-Policing

    08/24/2015 4:10:24 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 53 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | 8/22/2015 | Rick Jones
    UW Director of Community Relations Everett Mitchell, speaking at a University of Wisconsin Madison panel dealing with “Best Policing Practices,” argued that police should stop responding to shoplifting and thefts at Wal-Mart and Target to reduce what he refers to as “over policing” of the community. Yes, he really believes that enforcing the law regarding property crimes against retailers is “over-policing.” Mitchell, an employee of an institution that exists to enlighten the young and impressionable, said that communities should be able to decide for themselves what laws should be enforced, and that the ultimate goal of law enforcement is not...
  • One alarming reason Walmart's profit is down

    08/18/2015 11:23:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | Hayley Peterson
    Walmart's theft problem is getting worse. Walmart US president Greg Foran said Tuesday that theft, which the company calls shrinkage, was one of three major factors behind the retailer's drop in profit in the most recent quarter. Walmart's profit fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 a share, in the quarter ending July 31, from $4.09 billion, or $1.26 a share, a year earlier, the company reported Tuesday. "Inventory shrinkage was meaningfully higher than planned for the quarter," Foran said in an earnings call. Walmart probably loses about 1% of its US revenue — or roughly $3 billion every year —...
  • Why the rich feel entitled to shoplift

    08/09/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | Amber Jamieson
    Items are often lifted by privileged shoppers who somehow feel they deserve more. “They’d pay for one of the things they were still holding but drop something extra in their shopping bag, like their own version of a free gift,” said the Sephora insider. At Anthropologie, some upper-middle-class women buy $400 kaftans and $500 clogs — and then “accessorize” for free. “We were taught that our prime shoplifters were women and girls who were regular shoppers at ­Anthro,” said one ex-employee, who every night would find piles of security tags in the fitting rooms that were taken off apparel that...
  • No relatives show up to claim 5-year-old left at Kohl’s after attempted theft

    06/22/2015 2:01:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    Attorneys at a hearing to determine who would receive temporary custody of the 5-year-old boy told a judge Friday morning that his mother and an aunt had been notified that the hearing would take place but that neither were in the courtroom to speak on his behalf. His father hadn’t yet been found, and the grandmother who abandoned him Tuesday at Kohl’s when she bolted from a shoplifting stop was still on the run from law enforcement, Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney Amanda Marino said. The judge placed the child in the temporary custody of the state.
  • Pay us or we’ll call the cops: Stores giving shoplifters choice of punishment - but is it coercion?

    02/28/2015 3:13:00 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | February 27, 2015 | Leon Neyfakh
    Imagine you’re browsing at Bloomingdale’s when a security guard taps you on the shoulder and accuses you of shoplifting. He takes you to a private room, sits you down, and runs your name through a database to see if you have any outstanding warrants. Then he tells you that you have two options. The first involves him calling the police, who might arrest you and take you to jail. The second allows you to walk out of the store immediately, no questions asked—right after you sign an admission of guilt and agree to pay $320 to take an online course...
  • Scammers Manipulate Lowe’s Receipt-Checking Policy To Steal $80,000 In Tools

    01/26/2015 4:01:52 PM PST · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    Consumerist ^ | January 26, 2015
    Many consumers don’t like it when stores check their receipts on the way out of the building, claiming it treats all shoppers like shoplifting suspects. But a trio of scammers had no problem showing their receipt at Lowe’s, running a multi-state shoplifting/return scheme for several months. According to WAVE3, the men would start out from their home base in the Danville, KY, area and then drive the 90-ish miles to Southern Indiana, swiping stuff from various Lowe’s stores along the way. But this wasn’t a simple matter of walking out of the store with power tools and hoping no one...
  • Kids Left in Car for Hours After Parents Arrested for Shoplifting at WalMart: BSO

    01/07/2015 12:47:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    nbc ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | nbc
    A couple caught shoplifting at a Lauderdale Lakes WalMart left their three young children in their car for several hours after they didn't tell deputies the kids were waiting for them, authorities said. Gerald Moultrie and Tosheba Hope are facing grand theft and child neglect charges following their arrest Monday night, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Moultrie, 24, and Hope, 30, were being held on $1,000 bond early Tuesday, jail records showed. It was unknown if they have an attorney. According to the BSO, the couple left their three young children - ages 2, 5 and 7 - in a...
  • NYT Reporter Who Published #DarrenWilson Address,...Has Shoplifting Criminal Record

    11/29/2014 3:18:26 PM PST · by RummyChick · 113 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 11/29 | Johnson
    The New York Times reported who published Darren Wilson’s address and has been covering Michael Brown has a shoplifting record, Gotnews.com has learned. Julie Bosman and her co-author famously published Darren Wilson’s address in the New York Times page. The apparent conflict of interest wasn’t disclosed to the New York Times, a source with knowledge in the inside of the Times has told Gotnews.com.