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(The Columbian)   Man steals $100,000 coin collection, spends it at face value on pizza and a movie   (columbian.com) divider line 36
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2012-09-21 09:20:42 AM
Sounds about right. My ex stole mine @ $50,000 and sold it for face value.
Put it right up her nose.
 
2012-09-21 09:39:00 AM
What doesn't make sense about this is that the police interviewed him about the coins, so you'd think he would know that they had more value than face value.
 
2012-09-21 12:26:49 PM
Not saying rare coins aren't valuable, but I can't help but wonder if this is similar to how cops value seized drugs.
 
2012-09-21 12:26:52 PM
Been done before
www.yourprops.com
 
2012-09-21 12:27:10 PM
This is why I keep my 2 dollar bills and bicentennial quarters in a safe deposit box.
 
2012-09-21 12:29:56 PM
this is why you need chain gangs. these two need to do $100,000 worth of work while in prison, be paid for it, and have the proceeds sent to the victim. might as well have them do extra work to pay for their prison stay, too - while we're at it.
 
2012-09-21 12:38:05 PM

labman: What doesn't make sense about this is that the police interviewed him about the coins, so you'd think he would know that they had more value than face value.


Maybe he figured he'd be caught if he tried selling them.
 
2012-09-21 12:41:32 PM
Dakoda Garren, 19,

Anyone wanna guess what color this guy is? Amirite?

The article didn't say of course. PC Police MSM strikes again.
 
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2012-09-21 12:41:38 PM
i can hear a silver coin "clink" a mile away.
 
2012-09-21 12:42:15 PM

highendmighty: this is why you need chain gangs. these two need to do $100,000 worth of work while in prison, be paid for it, and have the proceeds sent to the victim. might as well have them do extra work to pay for their prison stay, too - while we're at it.


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Approves.
 
2012-09-21 12:42:26 PM
Face value? Hey, that's my PIN.
 
2012-09-21 12:46:16 PM
100K coin collection kept in boxes in the garage. Gee officer, I had no idea that might not be the best place to keep something like that.
 
2012-09-21 12:51:07 PM

The5thElement: 100K coin collection kept in boxes in the garage. Gee officer, I had no idea that might not be the best place to keep something like that.


Yup. Victim's fault. It always is.
Take the instance below for example.
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2012-09-21 01:00:52 PM
images.businessweek.com
Apply to thief's fingers and knees.

Damn shame. As a collector this tears at my heart. I don't collect coins (aside from one 1964 silver quarter, a couple of half dollars and at least two copies of all the state/landmark quarters) but I do collect guns, and though I'd be pissed if they got stolen, I'd be more pissed if someone sold my Mateba Unica 6 or my Mauser C96 as a throw-away ghetto street gun. I'd almost rather they be stolen by someone who realised the value and rareity and beauty of my collect to either keep for them self or sell to another collector.
 
2012-09-21 01:08:07 PM

highendmighty: Yup. Victim's fault. It always is.
Take the instance below for example.
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It's not the fault of the victim, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. There are, after all, two sets of laws that govern people's lives: the laws of government, and the laws of nature. The law of the land states that someone could walk down the darkest alley with $100 bills taped to one's body (shouldn't happen doesn't mean that it won't, and just because you should be able to act without as much regard for security doesn't mean that things don't happen. The cops become jaded, over time, and between fraud (arson for insurance money, decreasing net worth to lower alimony responsibilities, etc.) and just plain stupid people, you won't get a lot of sympathy if you leave "an attractive nuisance" that also results in you losing property.
 
2012-09-21 01:09:09 PM

MythDragon: [...] I'd be more pissed if someone sold my Mateba Unica 6 [...].


Braggart! :-D
 
2012-09-21 01:10:35 PM
Papa John says this is now the average cost of a large 2 topping thanks to Obamacare.
 
2012-09-21 01:29:10 PM
I can't wait for this couple to start popping out the career felons from her baby-cannon. FSM everyone is going to be all 'they are young, let's rehabilitate them'. And then he will run over someones grandmother while carjacking her and be put in prison for 10 to 20, and the chick is hooked on meth and put away, and their 9 kids raised in the projects, aka career criminal life seminar.

Take everything these two have and put a bullet into the brain of each and write the rest off before it is too late.
 
2012-09-21 01:44:38 PM

labman: What doesn't make sense about this is that the police interviewed him about the coins, so you'd think he would know that they had more value than face value.


But they probably couldn't actually sell them without getting caught. They figured they could just spend them.
 
2012-09-21 01:50:02 PM
thebigrocks.com

What we got here is a failure to valuate.
 
2012-09-21 01:52:54 PM

stevarooni: highendmighty: Yup. Victim's fault. It always is.
Take the instance below for example.
[cdn.thegloss.com image 500x551]

It's not the fault of the victim, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. There are, after all, two sets of laws that govern people's lives: the laws of government, and the laws of nature. The law of the land states that someone could walk down the darkest alley with $100 bills taped to one's body (shouldn't happen doesn't mean that it won't, and just because you should be able to act without as much regard for security doesn't mean that things don't happen. The cops become jaded, over time, and between fraud (arson for insurance money, decreasing net worth to lower alimony responsibilities, etc.) and just plain stupid people, you won't get a lot of sympathy if you leave "an attractive nuisance" that also results in you losing property.


I'm pickin' up what you're layin' down. I suppose in this case it comes down to a misguided trust the owner placed upon the couple to do nothing but clean her otherwise, and heretofore secure home.
 
2012-09-21 01:59:21 PM

stevarooni: MythDragon: [...] I'd be more pissed if someone sold my Mateba Unica 6 [...].

Braggart! :-D


Those things have really jumped in value. Bought it for $1400 5(?) years ago. They are selling (when someone actually sells one) for over $3500.
I was just talking to a range owner when I took myin my new Rhino (I can list awesome firearms all day! :) and me mentioned a guy he knew got a Mateba for $300 because the guy spelled it wrong on the auction site and didn't know what he had. I was jelly.
 
2012-09-21 02:02:34 PM

URAPNIS: This is why I keep my 2 dollar bills and bicentennial quarters in a safe deposit box.


Don't forget the Susan B Anthony's. Those puppies will be worth something some day.

I did get a 1964 quarter the other day at a gas station. I was all pumped until I found out it was only worth $5.00. I put it away with my silver certificate dollar bill and my 1897 silver dollar. My awesome collection is growing! Someday I'll be able to afford pizza and a move, too.
 
2012-09-21 02:11:26 PM

stevarooni: highendmighty: Yup. Victim's fault. It always is.
Take the instance below for example.
[cdn.thegloss.com image 500x551]

It's not the fault of the victim, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk


or as R. Lee Ermey might say:

"If it wasn't for dickheads like you, there wouldn't be any thievery in this world, would there?"
 
2012-09-21 02:29:08 PM

MythDragon: I was just talking to a range owner when I took myin my new Rhino (I can list awesome firearms all day! :) and me mentioned a guy he knew got a Mateba for $300 because the guy spelled it wrong on the auction site and didn't know what he had. I was jelly.


Wowsers! Yeah, value is very relative. $300 for any kind of handgun is a stupendous price, though.

At least Rhinos are available...not widely available; I bought mine through GrabAGun (link). Pricey, but still cheaper than a comparable S&W. Fun, fun revolver, but the design is kind of kludge-filled. Trigger work can be done, of course, but the cylinder release and charging lever/hammer are both awkward.
 
2012-09-21 02:35:58 PM
OK, I am not condoning the theft, but who would store a valuable coin collection worth $100,000 in their garage?
 
2012-09-21 02:40:57 PM

Mock26: OK, I am not condoning the theft, but who would store a valuable coin collection worth $100,000 in their garage?


Someone with a very naive sense of security. And a lot of the time, it'd work! A burglar would comb through the house for valuables, ignoring the garage except for cars and/or expensive tools.
 
2012-09-21 03:07:48 PM
article: Dakoda Garren, 19, had been a suspect in the theft all along, police said.

Chances are that if someone's parents named him/her "Dakoda," s/he's in the shallow end of the gene pool to begin with.


Rapmaster2000 Anyone wanna guess what color this guy is? Amirite?

"Dakoda" sounds stupid-white-suburbanite to me.
 
2012-09-21 03:11:05 PM

stevarooni: MythDragon: I was just talking to a range owner when I took myin my new Rhino (I can list awesome firearms all day! :) and me mentioned a guy he knew got a Mateba for $300 because the guy spelled it wrong on the auction site and didn't know what he had. I was jelly.

Wowsers! Yeah, value is very relative. $300 for any kind of handgun is a stupendous price, though.

At least Rhinos are available...not widely available; I bought mine through GrabAGun (link). Pricey, but still cheaper than a comparable S&W. Fun, fun revolver, but the design is kind of kludge-filled. Trigger work can be done, of course, but the cylinder release and charging lever/hammer are both awkward.


Yeah, I loaded it at home and cocked the hammer, and was suprised to find that I could not eject the cylinder. So now I have a loaded .357 set to single action that I can't unload. After checking through the manual, it appeared like I could hold the cocking lever back, pull the trigger, and let the lever slowly go foward. I took it out side, pointed into a creek bed, and hoped I wouldn't have to explain it to any cops. (They don't like it when you discharge a firearm in the middle of Petersburg, VA, and they have a 3 minute response time to my house if I launch illegal aerial motor fireworks out my front door at 2am....not that I have ever done that...). Thankfully the gun didn't discharge, and I was able to safely unload it.

I'll say this for the Rhino, hell of a lot more acurate. It gave me a 2 inch group at 30 feet where my police issue Ruger .357 was more about 4 inches.
 
2012-09-21 03:42:19 PM

MythDragon: Yeah, I loaded it at home and cocked the hammer, and was suprised to find that I could not eject the cylinder.


The 1911 has a decocking hammer. SAO pistols require that you work the slide (and the firing mechanism will still be engaged until you dry fire it). Revolvers, even the Rhino, use very manual means of decocking. :-D But yes, it's a scary concept to have a loaded gun with no visible, separate means of decocking it.

And once more, for fun: decocking.

MythDragon: I'll say this for the Rhino, hell of a lot more acurate. It gave me a 2 inch group at 30 feet where my police issue Ruger .357 was more about 4 inches.


And adjustable sights are standard! The 6 o'clock barrel orientation really does do what they say it does; doesn't lighten the recoil on a .357 Mag, but it does push it almost straight at your palm rather than at an angle.

The reviews on Chiappa stuff really run the gamut, but I'm impressed with the quality of the manufacturing, even if I'm not so hip to some of its controls. They do make a .22lr upper for the AR-15, but the reviews waver between "Cheap plastic!" and "Shoots great, no misfires that weren't explained by cheap ammo!"
 
2012-09-21 03:49:59 PM
I had a 5 gallon water jar full of change in college. One time I counted just the quarters and it was over $900. My roomate at the tme took it upon himself to take the whole jar and spend it one weekend I was gone. He thought I "wouldnt mind". So when he was gone I took a bunch of his stuff and pawned it at a pawn shop. I moved out a month after that. I was nice enough to give him the pawn tickets though.
 
2012-09-21 04:48:57 PM
Kind of sick how being pregnant is a get out of jail free card.
 
2012-09-21 06:02:27 PM
Garren, however, denied the allegations at the time
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Investigators said he admitted to stealing the coins and using some of them at the restaurant and movie theater. Garren is being held in the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of first-degree theft.

Not going to charge him with lying to an officer or impeding an investigation?
 
2012-09-21 06:07:46 PM

Rapmaster2000: Dakoda Garren, 19,

Anyone wanna guess what color this guy is? Amirite?

The article didn't say of course. PC Police MSM strikes again.


He's a white kid, but thanks for playing.
 
2012-09-21 11:36:19 PM
I worked a stint one time at a mail-order business. One day, I got an order from some knucklehead who obviously raided grandpa's stamp collection for his postage. The envelope contained several stamps from the 30s and 40s that were obviously unused and in mint condition, at least until this idiot decided to blow about $30 worth of stamps at face value to mail in his order. IIRC, I think I have the stamps somewhere in my collection...

/they should double the sentence on the idiot who blew the coin collection on pizza and a movie for practicing felonious stupidity without a license
 
2012-09-21 11:46:13 PM

spawn73: Maybe he figured he'd be caught if he tried selling them.


Selling Morgan dollars at a coin store is going to attract a lot less attention than using them to pay for a movie. Heck, he could have gotten a decent price selling them on the Internet *and* avoided the attention of the police. This criminal obviously has a Vitamin IQ deficiency...
 
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