Posts Tagged ‘petty’

Shoplifter at the Union Square Apple Store – A Sidewalk Scrum for iPhone – Bad Security Guards on Video

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

I don’t know how long you’ll be able to watch this one – all the action is in the first part and then it just goes on and on. (“Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!” “Aagh, I can’t breathe!” “Get off of him!”)

Not sure if the shoplifter had an actual iPhone. Seems as if he had, at the very least, some kind product endorsed by Dr. Dre, anyway:

Beats Studio by Dr. Dre – Hi-Def Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

And, indeed, those can retail for up to $350, so one of the security guards got that part right. As far as everything else though, there’s just too much to inventory – this is like a video on how not to detain a shoplifter. (Should you let go of the perp temporarily to show off the booty to sway the crowd? Probably not. I could go on, but, as always, You Make The Call.)

It ended up requiring the attention of both the SFPD and the SFFD. (I wonder if there’s an official report or two on this incident.)

Anyway, I’m surprised this one didn’t go viral:

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Let’s Be Careful Out There…

Is Carjacking Really a Petty Crime in California?

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

From the quote of the day over at bluoz. Check it out.

“…is designed to prevent people from going to jail for committing a petty crime. If a person does a carjacking, wouldn’t you rather they get services than be thrown in jail?”

Does the above suggest that carjacking is a minor offense? A petty crime? 

Carjacking is straight-up robbery. So if you get a couple convictions of even the pettiest of carjackings, you are just one strike away from the perfecta of the three strikes law.

via giarose

Once you have two carjackings under your belt in California, a subsequent crime such as stealing four chocolate chip cookies can land you in the hoosegow for 25 years to life.

Carjacking is a felony per se. Something to think about…