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(Denver Channel)   Trying to sell stolen items in public is fraught with risks - including trying to sell them back to the person you originally stole them from   (thedenverchannel.com) divider line 17
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2014-02-06 05:41:02 PM
ABC News spoke to Rhonda O'Bankee, who blamed the crimes on the teens' obsession with a video game called "Skyrim".   Ms. O'Bankee explained to a panel of concerned parents that the game, which critics say blurs the line between fantasy and reality, encourages children to believe they can break into houses and take things, as long as they don't get caught.  Urging parents to cut their teens off from the video games, O'Bankee noted that Skyrim has no in-game consequences for trying to sell stolen goods to law-abiding citizens.  The 33 year old, who delivered the speech on crutches, explained that she had recently had an accident at the archery range.
 
2014-02-06 05:52:33 PM
<csb> when i was a kid, we lived in lagos, nigeria. one day, our house was burgled. amongst the stuff taken, the thief made off with many of my dad's record albums. months later, my dad spotted his albums at a flea market. when he confronted the seller, the man offered to give him a discount because they were his. he did end up buying back miles davis' kind of blue. </csb>
 
2014-02-06 06:14:42 PM

FlashHarry: <csb> when i was a kid, we lived in lagos, nigeria. one day, our house was burgled. amongst the stuff taken, the thief made off with many of my dad's record albums. months later, my dad spotted his albums at a flea market. when he confronted the seller, the man offered to give him a discount because they were his. he did end up buying back miles davis' kind of blue. </csb>


Well they both know a legendary album when they see one, so they have that going for them.
 
2014-02-06 07:03:24 PM

4tehsnowflakes: ABC News spoke to Rhonda O'Bankee, who blamed the crimes on the teens' obsession with a video game called "Skyrim".   Ms. O'Bankee explained to a panel of concerned parents that the game, which critics say blurs the line between fantasy and reality, encourages children to believe they can break into houses and take things, as long as they don't get caught.  Urging parents to cut their teens off from the video games, O'Bankee noted that Skyrim has no in-game consequences for trying to sell stolen goods to law-abiding citizens.  The 33 year old, who delivered the speech on crutches, explained that she had recently had an accident at the archery range.


Bravo, sir.
 
2014-02-06 07:11:56 PM
Check out the articles of the violin stolen in Milwaukee that was just recovered. That the prime person stole a statue, was sent to jail for something else, then when out of jail called the gallery to sell back the artwork.  And busted for same.
 
2014-02-06 07:17:10 PM

4tehsnowflakes: ABC News spoke to Rhonda O'Bankee, who blamed the crimes on the teens' obsession with a video game called "Skyrim".   Ms. O'Bankee explained to a panel of concerned parents that the game, which critics say blurs the line between fantasy and reality, encourages children to believe they can break into houses and take things, as long as they don't get caught.  Urging parents to cut their teens off from the video games, O'Bankee noted that Skyrim has no in-game consequences for trying to sell stolen goods to law-abiding citizens.  The 33 year old, who delivered the speech on crutches, explained that she had recently had an accident at the archery range.


Literally my first thought. You're a gentleman and a scholar.
 
2014-02-06 07:31:37 PM
Oh, the dumb burglars are on the loose! This is a job for the Dummy Cop.

www.paradisegalleries.com
 
2014-02-06 07:37:53 PM
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That gaming system is mine.
 
2014-02-06 07:39:35 PM
If I found someone with my stolen shiat I can't swear it wouldnt end like the cheaters in Casino
 
2014-02-06 07:40:13 PM
Did he put a bucket over the heads of the home's residents?
 
2014-02-06 07:53:44 PM
Back in the late 80s, we had our van stolen along with over £20,000 worth of goods in it (abalone, it was about £300 per case back then) as we were making a delivery.

When got back to our shop in Chinatown, some guy walked in and offered to sell abalone at a cut price. We told him we were interested but needed to take a look at the goods first. The dude agreed and took us round the back where 'his' van was parked. It was our van alright. When he opened the back doors, we checked to make sure everything was there and we noticed that there were actually more stuff. The other stolen stuff belonged to the shop opposite us.

We told the geezer to come back into the shop and we can discuss 'business'.

We took him down to the basement and proceeded to kick the shiate out of him. We then phoned the shop opposite us and they sent some guys around to retrieve both the guy and their stuff.

What makes this guy a special kind of moran was that that Idiot didn't even see our name and logo stamped all over the cases of abalone, not to mention on the van.

/CSB
 
2014-02-06 07:58:08 PM
What's so hard about selling things back to the people you stole them from? You already know they want the stuff, so it's not like you need any great marketing skills to push the merchandise.
 
2014-02-06 08:28:31 PM
In the Military, when you move from base to base (unless you're a barracks rat), your household items are moved by private companies. Usually moves in the continental U.S. are mostly okay, but moves overseas almost always result in something being stolen. It takes months for your items to get there, and you never know if it was Americans, somebody on the boat, or some local who's taken your stuff, and hopefully the military reimburses you.

I was at a base fleamarket in Germany in the 90s and witnessed some Army guy finding most of his stolen household items for sale in a booth. It took a lot of people to pull him off the guy selling the stuff, and then when everybody else found out what had happened, it took even more people to pull them off the guy. It was hilarious.

It's one thing to steal stuff if you're a mover, but it's just dumb to try and sell it on a military base in front of the people you stole it from. Big balls.
 
2014-02-06 08:35:15 PM
Gyrfalcon's Law strikes again!
 
2014-02-06 09:49:43 PM

4tehsnowflakes: Ms. O'Bankee explained to a panel of concerned parents that the game, which critics say blurs the line between fantasy and reality, encourages children to believe they can break into houses and take things, as long as they don't get caught.


This sounds 100% realistic.

/Don't get caught
 
2014-02-07 08:31:24 AM
These tales of thieves getting hilariously caught/beaten are bringing a smile to my face...
 
2014-02-07 02:49:05 PM

Maul555: These tales of thieves getting hilariously caught/beaten are bringing a smile to my face...


Even better when they wind up dead.
 
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