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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 07:59:46 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.


No, $6.75 for each, or just charge one of them.  "He/She made me do it!"
 
2013-02-26 08:00:18 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.



Even "Sideshow Bob" paid for his ticket.
 
2013-02-26 08:01:03 PM  

guerochuleta: 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.


Not to put too fine a point on it, but apparently those people you described are owed somewhere over 8.8 trillion, Cayman golf outings and bonuses.  These motherfu*ckers were just pulling some dime store, juvenile shenanigans and should get knuckle rapped to the tune of 13.50.
 
2013-02-26 08:01:18 PM  

guerochuleta: 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.


I agree that theft costs us money, and that it's wrong.  But this level of wrong is just... not really worth anyone's time.  The theater should have told them to leave, told them that if they came back again ever that they'd be arrested, and left it at that.

And WHY they told the police that they had snuck in several other times is beyond me.
 
2013-02-26 08:01:25 PM  

Richard Saunders: Charging twelve dollars for buttered popcorn should be a felony.


If it wasn't for the high cost of concessions, there wouldn't be any movie theaters.
 
2013-02-26 08:01:52 PM  
Cops should not be allowed to work other jobs while wearing their police uniform.
 
2013-02-26 08:02:41 PM  
No way this would stand as a felony in court. I wouldn't even take a plee. 12 bucks doesn't meet the bar for a felony. On the other hand its so ridiculous that I think there is more too it. Outstanding warrants might be the felony part.
 
2013-02-26 08:02:45 PM  

Amos Quito: If you thought the "Housing Bubble" was fun, just wait for the "Student Loan" bubble to mature.


Sorry, I'm in the back row and all I can see is the "lets use these worthless IOUs to leverage every single thing on the planet into a debt issue" bubble.  Business plans.  The big ones are easy to mistake for conspiracies.
 
2013-02-26 08:02:47 PM  

js34603: 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.


Cameras.  Not too hard to notice a couple people break away from the B-line to the exits/bathrooms.
 
2013-02-26 08:04:02 PM  
This crime is so heinous, reprehensible and atrocious that I can only hope Indiana has the death penalty.  Criminals like these, with no regards for the life and livelihood of other people, have no purpose on this planet -- executions is the only logical punishment that could allow them to provide any benefit to society.
 
2013-02-26 08:04:13 PM  
My late uncle was a priest who did this at least one weekend every month.  Sometimes while wearing his collar.
 
2013-02-26 08:05:15 PM  

MrHappyRotter: This crime is so heinous, reprehensible and atrocious that I can only hope Indiana has the death penalty.  Criminals like these, with no regards for the life and livelihood of other people, have no purpose on this planet -- executions is the only logical punishment that could allow them to provide any benefit to society.


4/10.  Spicy.
 
2013-02-26 08:05:30 PM  
You suck, Indiana.
 
2013-02-26 08:05:30 PM  
Next time just see one movie and END IT!
 
2013-02-26 08:05:50 PM  

Amos Quito: 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.

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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.


Worms or minnows?
 
2013-02-26 08:06:06 PM  

bestie1: No way this would stand as a felony in court. I wouldn't even take a plee. 12 bucks doesn't meet the bar for a felony. On the other hand its so ridiculous that I think there is more too it. Outstanding warrants might be the felony part.


 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 08:06:48 PM  

CoonAce: My late uncle was a priest who did this at least one weekend every month.  Sometimes while wearing his collar.


Well, at least he was being true to his faith.  lol
 
2013-02-26 08:07:28 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: 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*


I must of read a different story- sounds like they were booked and released- will probably get a fine out of it.  This wasn't the first time for these two- just the first time they got caught.

Nothing mentioned in the article whether they had a history of little petty incidences or not.  Maybe the theater has had a rash of these felonies, had security be on the look out for the first person they could  make an example out of.  Dressing like a 70's pimp- that in itself should be a felony.

It is not a felony for the theater to charge 6.75 for a ticket- there are other venues of entertainment out there that are free.  Movies charging exorbitant prices does not justify theft: you can choose not to purchase tickets if they are too expensive.  Theater owners , on the other hand, are under no obligation to give away free tickets.
 
2013-02-26 08:08:28 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-26 08:10:36 PM  
Cop: You'll have to come with us.

Him: Oh, thank god, she's having a heart attack.  I told that theater person and she said she would call 911.  My wife tried to sit down in the hallway, but slipped on the floor and fell.
 
2013-02-26 08:12:08 PM  
   I always questioned $5 milk duds....I guess thats why they're kept in jewelry display cases.
 
2013-02-26 08:13:26 PM  
i.imgur.com


/Misunderstood conservative is my favorite new meme
 
2013-02-26 08:13:28 PM  

bunner: MrHappyRotter: This crime is so heinous, reprehensible and atrocious that I can only hope Indiana has the death penalty.  Criminals like these, with no regards for the life and livelihood of other people, have no purpose on this planet -- executions is the only logical punishment that could allow them to provide any benefit to society.

4/10.  Spicy.


1/10.  Apparent inability to detect satire.
 
2013-02-26 08:13:45 PM  

clowncar on fire: ArcadianRefugee: 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*

I must of read a different story- sounds like they were booked and released- will probably get a fine out of it.  This wasn't the first time for these two- just the first time they got caught.

Nothing mentioned in the article whether they had a history of little petty incidences or not.  Maybe the theater has had a rash of these felonies, had security be on the look out for the first person they could  make an example out of.  Dressing like a 70's pimp- that in itself should be a felony.

It is not a felony for the theater to charge 6.75 for a ticket- there are other venues of entertainment out there that are free.  Movies charging exorbitant prices does not justify theft: you can choose not to purchase tickets if they are too expensive.  Theater owners , on the other hand, are under no obligation to give away free tickets.


You must "of" read a different comment as well, as I have no idea what your comments are addressing, since no one said what the couple did was justified, and commenting on "maybe" is just trollish.

Oh, wait: it's you. Sorry.
 
2013-02-26 08:17:18 PM  

IRQ12: 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.


Theft is not victimless.  Theater loses revenue (keep in mind, these were not the first geniuses to happen upon the idea of sneaking theater to theater, nor were they the only ones doing it that night).  Eventually they must raise ticket prices to cover the freeloaders (they still have to make revenue after the expenses of business) or go out of business as profits dwindle.

There is something very wrong with you when you think thievery has become justifiable.  You think the theater needs to lose revenue- stop patronizing them.  Otherwise, support the rules and keep the ticket prices affordable.
 
2013-02-26 08:20:09 PM  
I think an affirmative defense would be that the theater does not have any sign, placard or other indication that you are limited to seeing the movie on your stub.
 
2013-02-26 08:20:26 PM  
Meanwhile Sideshow Bob slips out the back to arm himself to the teeth, all set to destroy dozens of lives.

Fark you, pigs.
 
2013-02-26 08:20:53 PM  
Why on Earth would you not lie to the cops in this instance?

"Where's your ticket stub?"
"I paid cash and threw it away.  Buh-bye."

Done.
 
2013-02-26 08:21:13 PM  

bunner: MrHappyRotter: This crime is so heinous, reprehensible and atrocious that I can only hope Indiana has the death penalty.  Criminals like these, with no regards for the life and livelihood of other people, have no purpose on this planet -- executions is the only logical punishment that could allow them to provide any benefit to society.

4/10.  Spicy.


Welcome to Fark, where even obvious sarcasm gets a troll score.
 
2013-02-26 08:22:07 PM  
someone was asking how we jail more people per capita than China, well here's your answer.
 
2013-02-26 08:23:09 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: clowncar on fire: ArcadianRefugee: 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*

I must of read a different story- sounds like they were booked and released- will probably get a fine out of it.  This wasn't the first time for these two- just the first time they got caught.

Nothing mentioned in the article whether they had a history of little petty incidences or not.  Maybe the theater has had a rash of these felonies, had security be on the look out for the first person they could  make an example out of.  Dressing like a 70's pimp- that in itself should be a felony.

It is not a felony for the theater to charge 6.75 for a ticket- there are other venues of entertainment out there that are free.  Movies charging exorbitant prices does not justify theft: you can choose not to purchase tickets if they are too expensive.  Theater owners , on the other hand, are under no obligation to give away free tickets.

You must "of" read a different comment as well, as I have no idea what your comments are addressing, since no one said what the couple did was justified, and commenting on "maybe" is just trollish.

Oh, wait: it's you. Sorry.


First sentence was aimed at your "lock 'em up" comment.  I was pointing out that no one was locked up for being black- as is usually implied in these threads--  larceny, or anything else.

The rest of my post was a general response to people grumbling about the unjustifiable ticket pricing but not really aimed at anyone in particular.  Sorry I got some on ya!
 
2013-02-26 08:23:45 PM  
I can remember doing this (once) as a kid.  We had a theater in a local mall that was accessed via an escalator (it was upstairs, but it was the ONLY thing upstairs).  The box office was on the first floor, and the ticket-taker was at the bottom of the escalator.  Upstairs was a concession stand in the middle with the individual  theaters around the outside - and the theaters exited back out to the concession stand area.  Made it pretty easy to walk out of a theater in a large crowd, go buy a drink at the concession stand and then just walk into another theater.  My friends and I only did it once (rare case where there were two movies playing at the same time that we actually wanted to see), but I've got to imagine this went on all the time.

Christown Mall in Phoenix for any tanned old-timers.
 
2013-02-26 08:23:46 PM  

shamalamadingdong: Why on Earth would you not lie to the cops in this instance?

"Where's your ticket stub?"
"I paid cash and threw it away.  Buh-bye."

Done.


Exactly, then the race card, "Are you checking all the people in the theater or just the black people?"
 
2013-02-26 08:24:39 PM  

MrHappyRotter: bunner: MrHappyRotter: This crime is so heinous, reprehensible and atrocious that I can only hope Indiana has the death penalty.  Criminals like these, with no regards for the life and livelihood of other people, have no purpose on this planet -- executions is the only logical punishment that could allow them to provide any benefit to society.

4/10.  Spicy.

1/10.  Apparent inability to detect satire.


No, Einstein, that was FOR the satire.  Enjoy your private pissing match.   :  )  *click*
 
2013-02-26 08:28:41 PM  

Glancing Blow: shamalamadingdong: Why on Earth would you not lie to the cops in this instance?

"Where's your ticket stub?"
"I paid cash and threw it away.  Buh-bye."

Done.

Exactly, then the race card, "Are you checking all the people in the theater or just the black people?"


Apparently not al thieves are good liars too.
 
2013-02-26 08:31:45 PM  

Glancing Blow: shamalamadingdong: Why on Earth would you not lie to the cops in this instance?

"Where's your ticket stub?"
"I paid cash and threw it away.  Buh-bye."

Done.

Exactly, then the race card, "Are you checking all the people in the theater or just the black people?"


You really do want to keep the embers of racism fired up don't you.  You would not need to check every person in the theater, just the ones- black or otherwise--  suspected of theft.

Go ahead and try that one on a cop after getting pulled over for speeding.

Simple rule taught as a child: Just because other people are doing wrong does not in any justify what you are doing now.
 
2013-02-26 08:31:51 PM  
Maybe they were Oscars/Film Academy judges?
 
2013-02-26 08:32:28 PM  
This kind of crap never happened until Seth MacFarlane hosted the Academy Awards.
 
2013-02-26 08:34:49 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-26 08:35:30 PM  
Should they have sneaked into the second movie?

No.

Di they toss your sainted grandmother out into the snow, flat on her puckered sh*tter because they blew her pension fund on 8 year old Brazilian boy whores and mas fina blow and scotch?

No.

If we don't start getting or priorities straight and stop worshiping "successful" criminals, there's not going to be a lot of impetus for the petty criminals to clean up their acts.

We've created a culture that thrives on "getting away with crap".

No, we really have.

How's it working out?  Come on, we need more Gestapo in here cheerleading in earnest for the dolts who pressed felony charges.

For Freedom!
 
2013-02-26 08:37:10 PM  
The pair reportedly "advised they had snuck into movies at this movie complex 3 to 4 other times."

I think the biggest crime here is stupidity. How hard is to NOT ADMIT PREVIOUS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY?
 
2013-02-26 08:40:35 PM  
Doesn't a felony have to be over $1000?
 
2013-02-26 08:41:23 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: Welcome to Fark, where even obvious sarcasm gets a troll score.


The score was for the obvious sarcasm, and it's pseudo inflammatory posture.  Welcome to FARK where people say "Welcome to FARK" like something very important happened.
 
2013-02-26 08:42:16 PM  

Kanemano: someone was asking how we jail more people per capita than China, well here's your answer.


China tends to like more radical methods of behavior correction (caning perhaps) so it's possible to do your time without languishing in prison for a couple of years for minor crimes.
Maybe if we were allowed to open up a can of whoop-ass as an alternative to prison, we might be able to empty our cells a bit too.  As is, our current laws prevent cruel and unusual punishment which includes- apparently-- the lack of cable tv, free weights, conjugal visits, etc.
 
2013-02-26 08:44:01 PM  

clowncar on fire: First sentence was aimed at your "lock 'em up" comment. I was pointing out that no one was locked up for being black- as is usually implied in these threads-- larceny, or anything else.

The rest of my post was a general response to people grumbling about the unjustifiable ticket pricing but not really aimed at anyone in particular. Sorry I got some on ya!


If you've ever seen any of my other posts in the past, you'd note that I only use multiple exclamation points when I am being facetious (because of the usual implications in threads such as these).

Sorry for the confusion.
 
2013-02-26 08:44:42 PM  
OK...enough about $13.50. This guy wore a pair of white denim pants, white denim vest, and a bright red shirt to a  funeral!
 
2013-02-26 08:45:32 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.


Unless that theatre is packed, there's not value or use.

It's like using your boss' crappy while their on vacation.

Felony is ridiculous - mess up two people's lives for something like that.
 
2013-02-26 08:47:40 PM  
Indiana is so stupid it gave me CANCER.
 
2013-02-26 08:47:57 PM  

Arctic Phoenix: guerochuleta: 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.

I agree that theft costs us money, and that it's wrong.  But this level of wrong is just... not really worth anyone's time.  The theater should have told them to leave, told them that if they came back again ever that they'd be arrested, and left it at that.

And WHY they told the police that they had snuck in several other times is beyond me.


The police may have provided that information to the media :)
 
2013-02-26 08:48:16 PM  

Solid State Vittles: The real crime is that they had to sit through an entire movie starring The Rock.


THIS.
In addition to that, charge them with petty theft  of sneaking into the second movie and them charge them with another crime for wanting to watch Warm Bodies.

/really? Twilight with zombies?
 
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