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(Nashville Scene)   A decade after robbing a market, an addict on the mend pays back the owner in full. Would have sappy tag, but he didn't adjust for inflation   (nashvillescene.com) divider line 25
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2013-09-08 08:29:41 AM
Good.
 
2013-09-08 08:36:23 AM
Good luck to the guy trying to get his life back.
 
2013-09-08 08:41:05 AM
It's nice that the guy is trying to get his life in order.
 
2013-09-08 08:45:14 AM
Good on him for paying back the store he robber
 
2013-09-08 08:50:51 AM
Was hoping for Bernie Madoff
 
2013-09-08 08:51:22 AM
Aw, subby.  If he had adjusted for inflation, the store owner would have even more hassles with the IRS.  As it is, he's going to have to file an amended return for the year of the robbery, as well as declare unearned income for this year.  Just one layer of red-tape the reformed robber is helping out with.
 
2013-09-08 08:54:07 AM
Is his name Earl?

\DNRTFA
 
2013-09-08 08:54:10 AM
Why is he being given a pass just because he was able to avoid being caught for a decade?

I'm glad he's trying to get his shiat together, but come on- he committed armed robbery. You don't just get to say "I'm sorry" after you pointed a gun at someone and took money from them.
 
2013-09-08 08:57:21 AM

Cyclometh: Why is he being given a pass just because he was able to avoid being caught for a decade?

I'm glad he's trying to get his shiat together, but come on- he committed armed robbery. You don't just get to say "I'm sorry" after you pointed a gun at someone and took money from them.


I probably wouldn't be as forgiving, but if the victim is okay with it then I don't really care.
 
2013-09-08 09:12:28 AM

davidphogan: I probably wouldn't be as forgiving, but if the victim is okay with it then I don't really care.


We don't let victims sit on juries for a good reason. The crime occurred independent of the victim's feelings on it a decade later.

If the statute of limitations has expired, then game on.
 
2013-09-08 09:16:51 AM

Cyclometh: Why is he being given a pass just because he was able to avoid being caught for a decade?

I'm glad he's trying to get his shiat together, but come on- he committed armed robbery. You don't just get to say "I'm sorry" after you pointed a gun at someone and took money from them.


There's not actually a hell of a lot he can do about it now. No DA is going to prosecute him for a small-time robbery in which no one was hurt, years beyond the statute of limitations - even if he hands them a confession. Basically - the dude got away with the crime, but decided to pay it back anyway, even though he didn't have to.
 
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2013-09-08 09:27:15 AM

jso2897: Cyclometh: Why is he being given a pass just because he was able to avoid being caught for a decade?

I'm glad he's trying to get his shiat together, but come on- he committed armed robbery. You don't just get to say "I'm sorry" after you pointed a gun at someone and took money from them.

There's not actually a hell of a lot he can do about it now. No DA is going to prosecute him for a small-time robbery in which no one was hurt, years beyond the statute of limitations - even if he hands them a confession. Basically - the dude got away with the crime, but decided to pay it back anyway, even though he didn't have to

by law.

FTFY.
Sometimes moral obligations trump legal ones.
 
2013-09-08 09:28:27 AM

GBB: jso2897: Cyclometh: Why is he being given a pass just because he was able to avoid being caught for a decade?

I'm glad he's trying to get his shiat together, but come on- he committed armed robbery. You don't just get to say "I'm sorry" after you pointed a gun at someone and took money from them.

There's not actually a hell of a lot he can do about it now. No DA is going to prosecute him for a small-time robbery in which no one was hurt, years beyond the statute of limitations - even if he hands them a confession. Basically - the dude got away with the crime, but decided to pay it back anyway, even though he didn't have to by law.

FTFY.
Sometimes moral obligations trump legal ones.


Again - that's the point.
Some thick motherf**kers in here.
 
2013-09-08 09:34:54 AM

jso2897: years beyond the statute of limitations


Indeed. Looks like the TN statute of limitations for "Aggravated robbery" (meaning a weapon was used) is eight years, so there you go.
 
2013-09-08 10:08:44 AM
The guy is in the AA school of recovery, one of the steps is making amends. Good on the guy for getting his life back on track. This is also why he decided to do it in cash and anonymously.
 
2013-09-08 10:29:19 AM

cherryl taggart: Aw, subby.  If he had adjusted for inflation, the store owner would have even more hassles with the IRS.  As it is, he's going to have to file an amended return for the year of the robbery, as well as declare unearned income for this year.  Just one layer of red-tape the reformed robber is helping out with.


Umm, not quite.  He's going to have to   either file an amended return OR declare it as new income.  ;-)
 
2013-09-08 10:29:43 AM
All right, all right. I'm sorry. I'm very, very sorry. I'm so sorry that I didn't want your rather bulbous head struggling to find its way through the normal-size neck hole of my finely knit sweater.
 
2013-09-08 10:39:25 AM
Good for him.  To get past your farkups in life you gotta make good what you took or destroyed.
 
2013-09-08 12:00:33 PM

Wodan11: cherryl taggart: Aw, subby.  If he had adjusted for inflation, the store owner would have even more hassles with the IRS.  As it is, he's going to have to file an amended return for the year of the robbery, as well as declare unearned income for this year.  Just one layer of red-tape the reformed robber is helping out with.

Umm, not quite.  He's going to have to   either file an amended return OR declare it as new income.  ;-)


Or the owner could have kept his mouth shut. Fark the state in this case.
 
2013-09-08 12:04:50 PM
Good Step 9 work!
 
2013-09-08 12:58:19 PM

PainfulItching: The guy is in the AA school of recovery, one of the steps is making amends. Good on the guy for getting his life back on track. This is also why he decided to do it in cash and anonymously.


Yup.
 
2013-09-08 02:20:03 PM
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2013-09-08 02:32:40 PM

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Perfect.
 
2013-09-08 06:01:23 PM

abhorrent1: Good on him for paying back the store he robber


I'd just like to say good luck, we're all counting on the robber..
 
2013-09-09 09:21:32 AM

Wodan11: cherryl taggart: Aw, subby.  If he had adjusted for inflation, the store owner would have even more hassles with the IRS.  As it is, he's going to have to file an amended return for the year of the robbery, as well as declare unearned income for this year.  Just one layer of red-tape the reformed robber is helping out with.

Umm, not quite.  He's going to have to   either file an amended return OR declare it as new income.  ;-)


How about neither?  It goes on the original return which is now out of audit.  (Assuming he ever filed.)
 
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