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(The Smoking Gun)   Indiana couple faces felony rap for double-dipping at multiplex theater   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 183
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2013-02-26 06:13:20 PM
1. If you are gonna sneak into a movie theater, don't wear something that will stick out.
2. Felony is a bit much. Is this their first time caught? If they have been caught before I could understand the felony charge
 
2013-02-26 06:19:07 PM
Felony? Try petty theft.
 
2013-02-26 06:19:37 PM
♫  Why, why, why, Delilah? ♫
 
2013-02-26 06:25:05 PM
$6.75 is a felony? Gee what card in the deck should I play?
 
2013-02-26 06:29:13 PM

TommyymmoT: Felony? Try petty theft.


Looks like Indiana law defines any theft, regardless of amount, as a Class D felony:

A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.
 
2013-02-26 06:50:21 PM

El_Perro: TommyymmoT: Felony? Try petty theft.

Looks like Indiana law defines any theft, regardless of amount, as a Class D felony:

A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.


Can someone with a GED in Law answer this for me? Do those who are convicted of non-violent felonies lose their right to vote/own guns?
 
2013-02-26 07:11:51 PM
This thread should be  good.

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2013-02-26 07:22:45 PM
Charging twelve dollars for buttered popcorn should be a felony.
 
2013-02-26 07:24:55 PM
Was she caught doing him as he was doing PeeWee?

/dnrta
 
2013-02-26 07:26:43 PM

El_Perro: It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.


Doesn't look like they had a choice. Theft is a class D felony in Indiana. Does sound absurd though.
 
2013-02-26 07:27:59 PM
Will someone start the race baiting already?
 
2013-02-26 07:30:15 PM

Richard Saunders: Charging twelve dollars for buttered

butter flavored popcorn should be a felony.


Flavored that for ya'
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-26 07:30:46 PM
Charging twelve dollars for buttered popcorn should be a felony.

There was a class action lawsuit one state to the north claiming expensive theater food violated state consumer protection laws. I read the state law and the lawsuit did not look entirely frivolous. The law forbids selling stuff for much higher prices than normal in the area. Movie food is much more expensive than normal in the area. The lawsuit failed because movie theaters are state-regulated and under Michigan law the state has exclusive power to enforce pricing law in a regulated industry.
 
2013-02-26 07:38:25 PM
I go to that theater all the time, it's got the only IMAX in the area.
 
2013-02-26 07:39:06 PM

El_Perro: TommyymmoT: Felony? Try petty theft.

Looks like Indiana law defines any theft, regardless of amount, as a Class D felony:

A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.


So now these Multiplex Bonny and Clyde will be lose their right to vote and to purchase / possess firearms?

Brilliant!
 
2013-02-26 07:40:56 PM

edmo: $6.75 is a felony? Gee what card in the deck should I play?


It's not $6.75.  It's $13.50.  That's double digits, man.  It seems perfectly reasonable that those people should never be able to vote, own a firearm, or hold a white collar job for the rest of their lives.
 
2013-02-26 07:41:12 PM
THIS is how to enact successful voter suppression.
 
2013-02-26 07:42:01 PM
In other news, in a country where a small collection of bankers can dismantle an entire economy and demand to be reimbursed for their time, 6.75 is now felony theft.
 
2013-02-26 07:43:20 PM
13.50$:    two white teens/ attractive young adults?   eh, time served, pay back the theatre, go pick up litter in the park for a saturday.

couple shown here?   5 - 10yrs, permanent mark on their records.
 
2013-02-26 07:43:59 PM
Next time, try something petty, like derailing a mortgage banking industry. It's not a crime if involves million$.
 
2013-02-26 07:44:03 PM
The real crime is that they had to sit through an entire movie starring The Rock.
 
2013-02-26 07:45:24 PM

bunner: In other news, in a country where a small collection of bankers can dismantle an entire economy and demand to be reimbursed for their time, 6.75 is now felony theft.


www.goldmansachs.com

Problem???
 
2013-02-26 07:45:34 PM

jtown: edmo: $6.75 is a felony? Gee what card in the deck should I play?

It's not $6.75.  It's $13.50.  That's double digits, man.  It seems perfectly reasonable that those people should never be able to vote, own a firearm, or hold a white collar job for the rest of their lives.


Where I live you can't get one movie ticket and a coke for $13.50.  Maybe a ticket and a third of a coke.  These folks didn't even know they were lucky duckies.
 
2013-02-26 07:45:56 PM
I realize it's a bad time of the year for this, but can't you have some farking taste in movies if you are going to "steal' them?
 
2013-02-26 07:45:59 PM

L.D. Ablo: Will someone start the race baiting already?


edmo: $6.75 is a felony? Gee what card in the deck should I play?


Any damn card you can.
 
2013-02-26 07:46:09 PM
F Them for doing stupid kids stuff.
F The movie theater manager for calling the police.
F The police for not just giving them the trespass warning and send them on their way
F The state for considering petty theft a felony

I hate everyone in this story.  It's a shining example of just how absurd everything has become.
 
2013-02-26 07:46:36 PM

L.D. Ablo: Will someone start the race baiting already?


Well... they certainly look guilty.

Happy?
 
2013-02-26 07:46:48 PM

cman: Can someone with a GED in Law answer this for me? Do those who are convicted of non-violent felonies lose their right to vote/own guns?


Don't even need a GED in law.  Convicted of ANY felony, you lose your right to own firearms. Violent or not. Doesn't matter how long ago.  Convicted of any domestic violence misdemeanor, same thing.

Doesn't matter if you've been an awesome person since the Nixon administration... if you fall into those categories, no guns for you. Certain antique firearms and muzzleloaders don't necessarily qualify as "firearms" for the purposes of federal law (your state may vary), so those are a possibility. But if you want anything remotely modern, you either need a pardon, an expungement, or different hobbies.
 
2013-02-26 07:48:13 PM

cman: Felony is a bit much. Is this their first time caught? If they have been caught before I could understand the felony charge


I can't, unless they have done this many times. Less than $14 is felony theft?

Oh, wait: they're black. So yeah, LOCK 'EM UP!!!!!

*sigh*
 
2013-02-26 07:48:39 PM

CruiserTwelve: El_Perro: It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.

Doesn't look like they had a choice. Theft is a class D felony in Indiana. Does sound absurd though.


I'm sure they'll let them plea down to misdemeanor criminal conversion and give them some community service.

/yes, my GED in law is working quite well for me
//thank you
 
2013-02-26 07:49:39 PM
Thanks for wasting my money prosecuting a couple of petty crimes as felonies, but I guess you have nothing better to do.
 
2013-02-26 07:49:48 PM
What a shame. She was really good in The Help.
 
2013-02-26 07:50:50 PM
They paid to see a Dwayne Johnson movie?  Damn right that's a felony.
 
2013-02-26 07:50:56 PM
Maybe it seems excessive, but then you take into account that these people are probably (definitely, by their own admission) recurring thieves.  Not like they were going to do any good to society any way.
 
2013-02-26 07:52:30 PM

Amos Quito: bunner: In other news, in a country where a small collection of bankers can dismantle an entire economy and demand to be reimbursed for their time, 6.75 is now felony theft.


www.goldmansachs.com 

Problem???

Why, yes, you rat faced, grinning cocksucker.  There is.
 
2013-02-26 07:53:58 PM

IRQ12: F Them for doing stupid kids stuff.
F The movie theater manager for calling the police.



The cops were already there:  FTA: "Two off-duty cops working security at the Portage 16 IMAX were standing outside theater #13 as "Snitch" was letting out."


IRQ12: F The police for not just giving them the trespass warning and send them on their way
F The state for considering petty theft a felony

I hate everyone in this story. It's a shining example of just how absurd everything has become.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-26 07:54:21 PM
I've gotta blame the cinemaplex. Why did they eliminate the double feature, or even the Saturday Matinee? And especially the cartoons at the beginning.
You youngsters just don't know what the megaplex cinemas have cheated you out of.

// Onion. Belt. Knot. Check, Check, Check.
 
2013-02-26 07:54:33 PM

cman: El_Perro: TommyymmoT: Felony? Try petty theft.

Looks like Indiana law defines any theft, regardless of amount, as a Class D felony:

A person who knowingly or intentionally exerts unauthorized control over property of another person, with intent to deprive the other person of any part of its value or use, commits theft, a Class D felony.

It's absurd to charge them with a felony, though.

Can someone with a GED in Law answer this for me? Do those who are convicted of non-violent felonies lose their right to vote/own guns?


Sounds win/win to me.  Democrats would be losing therir voter constituency, Republicans would be losing their gun nuts.
 
2013-02-26 07:54:43 PM

guerochuleta: Maybe it seems excessive, but then you take into account that these people are probably (definitely, by their own admission) recurring thieves.  Not like they were going to do any good to society any way.


Yes, because we all know that sneaking into movie theaters is just a gateway to hard core murder, rape, and armed robbery.
 
2013-02-26 07:55:00 PM

Richard Saunders: Charging twelve dollars for UN-buttered popcorn, and an additional $2.50 for 4 year old melted buttershould be a felony.


FTFY
/junior mints from the freezer are worth it, however.
 
2013-02-26 07:55:29 PM
The article has it wrong, they were booked on misdemeanor theft and felony ugliness. :P
 
2013-02-26 07:55:49 PM

Arctic Phoenix: Yes, because we all know that sneaking into movie theaters is just a gateway to hard core murder, rape, and armed robbery.


You misspelled "stockbrokering".
 
2013-02-26 07:56:20 PM
Felony?  Who the fark is paying their theater employees enough to give a shiat and check their tickets?  If the judge doesnt throw out that case for wasting his time then I hope Indiana gets hit by a ass flavored meteor the size a football field.
 
2013-02-26 07:56:34 PM
Welcome to A$$hole Nation, folks.
 
2013-02-26 07:57:11 PM

Arctic Phoenix: guerochuleta: Maybe it seems excessive, but then you take into account that these people are probably (definitely, by their own admission) recurring thieves.  Not like they were going to do any good to society any way.

Yes, because we all know that sneaking into movie theaters is just a gateway to hard core murder, rape, and armed robbery.


No, although I appreciate the laugh, though, but theft costs us all money and it has to do with people's ethical standards.  If people have no ethical standards toward society, what debt does society owe them that they should receive that which they deny to those of us who work to pay for what we consume.
 
2013-02-26 07:57:21 PM

Amos Quito: IRQ12: F Them for doing stupid kids stuff.
F The movie theater manager for calling the police.


The cops were already there:  FTA: "Two off-duty cops working security at the Portage 16 IMAX were standing outside theater #13 as "Snitch" was letting out."


IRQ12: F The police for not just giving them the trespass warning and send them on their way
F The state for considering petty theft a felony

I hate everyone in this story. It's a shining example of just how absurd everything has become.

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Ahh I didn't see that.  Well good on them for making a bit extra money and ruining a few lives here and there over petty victim-less crimes.
 
2013-02-26 07:57:22 PM
I've done the same thing at the movies at least 20 times. The theaters keep very little of the money from tickets anyways, so when I "double dip" I always pick up a large popcorn and bottle of water in between shows. That $12.50 or so I gave them for concessions made them a hell of a lot more profit than they lost by me sneaking into a second movie.
 
2013-02-26 07:58:04 PM

bunner: Amos Quito: bunner: In other news, in a country where a small collection of bankers can dismantle an entire economy and demand to be reimbursed for their time, 6.75 is now felony theft.

[www.goldmansachs.com image 193x193] 

Problem???

Why, yes, you rat faced, grinning cocksucker.  There is.



If you thought the "Housing Bubble" was fun, just wait for the "Student Loan" bubble to mature.
 
2013-02-26 07:58:26 PM

Amos Quito: Richard Saunders: Charging twelve dollars for buttered butter flavored popcorn should be a felony.


Flavored that for ya'


sorry, Amos. Missed this FTFY. You win.
 
2013-02-26 07:58:37 PM
How do you even get caught doing this? I was at a movie the other night and nothing would have been easier then walking into another movie after mine let out. (I didn't...Die Hard 8 or 9 was so bad it gave me cancer, I didn't even want to see another movie)

At least at this theater they don't even have high school kids making minimum wage guarding the doors. Though they do have a cop at the entrance, so if I did get caught guess I'd have a ride downtown.
 
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