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(Connecticut Post)   Red Bull may give you wings, but it also gives you the strength to break the glass doors of a convenience store when the clerk locks you and your 12-year-old inside for shoplifting   ( ctpost.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Criminal law, Theft, Red Bull, sixth-degree larceny, first-degree criminal mischief, Arrest, 12-year-old daughter, Fairfield County, Connecticut  
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4157 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Aug 2017 at 4:50 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-08-15 09:44:46 AM  
Sprinkle some crack in it, and you can do anything you put your mind to
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-08-15 11:38:56 AM  
 
2017-08-15 04:36:37 PM  

ambientlush: Sprinkle some crack in it, and you can do anything you put your mind to


Red Bull + crack cocaine = Zombo.com

/it all makes sense now
 
2017-08-15 04:54:56 PM  
The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something
 
2017-08-15 04:54:57 PM  
Sun gun? wow way to escalate stealing $15 worth of shiat you may be able to talk your way out of into a felony.
 
2017-08-15 04:55:06 PM  
Raising good children isn't in her future.  I feel bad for the kid, she never stood a chance.
 
2017-08-15 05:01:04 PM  
In my town you can pick up the merchandise and walk out without paying with the stuff held high and proud above your head and the clerks literally can't do anything or they'll be fired. But these guys get to spontaneously imprison people?
 
2017-08-15 05:01:21 PM  
came in and put six four-packs of Red Bull, four ice cream cups and a box of Hot Pockets in her purse and left without paying.

Just how big was that purse??
 
2017-08-15 05:02:55 PM  
oh, she mad
 
2017-08-15 05:03:05 PM  
According to police, the clerk said the two had come in on prior occasions and befriended him. But, he noticed that his inventory of Red Bull was always short after they came to the convenience store.

At which point they were be-enemied.
 
2017-08-15 05:03:28 PM  
Trash raises more trash.
 
2017-08-15 05:04:05 PM  

BeerBear: came in and put six four-packs of Red Bull, four ice cream cups and a box of Hot Pockets in her purse and left without paying.

Just how big was that purse??


img.fark.net
Here's a person shoplifting a dog.
 
2017-08-15 05:06:19 PM  

Arkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something


Yeah, that was dumb. Even if he is the owner, it isn't worth whatever could happen by caging the thieves.

biatch wants her Red Bull.
 
2017-08-15 05:08:25 PM  

ZAZ: Red Bull does not give you wings, and the company paid a $13 million dollar settlement to people who believed it would give them wings.


What in the for real shiat?!?!
 
2017-08-15 05:24:56 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Sun gun?


What the, that's an odd auto correct.

/laser beams
 
2017-08-15 05:27:06 PM  
What's 5th degree larceny? 4th? I can't understand the laws at all.
 
2017-08-15 05:41:12 PM  

Arkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something


Actually, "lock them in" is policy for some companies.  Tho it's usually done by the clerk pushing a button and everyone gets locked in.  This method seems a lot less dangerous.
 
2017-08-15 05:45:29 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Sun gun? wow way to escalate stealing $15 worth of shiat you may be able to talk your way out of into a felony.


img.fark.netWhat a sun gun might look like
 
2017-08-15 05:47:45 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-15 05:48:43 PM  

jtown: Arkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something

Actually, "lock them in" is policy for some companies.  Tho it's usually done by the clerk pushing a button and everyone gets locked in.  This method seems a lot less dangerous.


Huh, I thought "I was following policy" only worked when it as police officers committing crimes.
 
2017-08-15 05:50:24 PM  
Wouldn't surprise me if the doors were actually open.
img.fark.net
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-08-15 05:51:38 PM  
According to a lawyer's web site, the breakpoints in degree of larceny in Connecticut are $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000. Below $250 is sixth degree and above $10,000 is first degree ("grand") larceny.
 
2017-08-15 06:16:34 PM  
They'll probably enjoy the lawsuit they get for locking them up as well

Arkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something


I'd imagine from reading the article that the clerk felt like he'd be in danger by trying to hang around or confront the woman, that's usually the only reason you do something like that.  Still, in a lot of states you'd be cruising for an imprisonment charge.  People seem to forget that they are not the police, and they have no authority to imprison even temporarily for minor crimes.  In most places it is NOT ok to lock someone up because they are suspected of that level of offense.  You have to have a reasonable expectation that any other action will put you and/or others in physical danger to get away with that  - and from what the article had to say that was not met at the time the store was locked.  Was afterward, what with the stun gun, but since that came in after the fact the clerk mayyyyy still be in for some trouble.
 
2017-08-15 06:33:21 PM  
Errybody was derp-fu fighting
Those druggies were high on lightening
 
2017-08-15 06:52:59 PM  
Thst's why MY store would have a mudroom entrance with a trapdoor in it...
 
2017-08-15 07:37:09 PM  

trappedspirit: ZAZ: Red Bull does not give you wings, and the company paid a $13 million dollar settlement to people who believed it would give them wings.

What in the for real shiat?!?!


The lawsuit wasn't about Red Bull failing to literally give people wings - it was about some false/misleading/unsubstantiated claims in their old advertising that it would enhance memory, focus, and concentration.
 
2017-08-15 07:39:07 PM  

ScottRiqui: trappedspirit: ZAZ: Red Bull does not give you wings, and the company paid a $13 million dollar settlement to people who believed it would give them wings.

What in the for real shiat?!?!

The lawsuit wasn't about Red Bull failing to literally give people wings - it was about some false/misleading/unsubstantiated claims in their old advertising that it would enhance memory, focus, and concentration.


Are you sure? I drink Red Bull every day, and I don't remember that. Let's go ride bikes!
 
2017-08-15 07:46:33 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-08-15 07:58:35 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They'll probably enjoy the lawsuit they get for locking them up as wellArkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something

I'd imagine from reading the article that the clerk felt like he'd be in danger by trying to hang around or confront the woman, that's usually the only reason you do something like that.  Still, in a lot of states you'd be cruising for an imprisonment charge.  People seem to forget that they are not the police, and they have no authority to imprison even temporarily for minor crimes.  In most places it is NOT ok to lock someone up because they are suspected of that level of offense.  You have to have a reasonable expectation that any other action will put you and/or others in physical danger to get away with that  - and from what the article had to say that was not met at the time the store was locked.  Was afterward, what with the stun gun, but since that came in after the fact the clerk mayyyyy still be in for some trouble.


From CT Sec. 53a-119.(c):
"A merchant, a store supervisor, agent or employee of the merchant 18 years of age or older, who has probable cause for believing that a person has intentionally concealed unpurchased merchandise or has committed shoplifting as defined in subsection (a) of this section, may, for the purpose of summoning a law-enforcement officer, take the person into custody and detain the person in a reasonable manner on the premises for a reasonable time."

Unless you're going to argue that the clerk didn't have probable cause, the detention was legally justified.

The clerk may still get fired, but there are no legal issues coming from this incident.
 
2017-08-15 08:03:29 PM  
She said the woman, identified as Saunders, came in and put six four-packs of Red Bull, four ice cream cups and a box of Hot Pockets in her purse

Woah, sounds like we're going to party hard tonight!
 
2017-08-15 10:21:42 PM  

eKonk: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: They'll probably enjoy the lawsuit they get for locking them up as wellArkanaut: The damage to the doors was estimated at $2,000.

Clerk's gonna be fired.

// unless he's related to the manager or owner or something

I'd imagine from reading the article that the clerk felt like he'd be in danger by trying to hang around or confront the woman, that's usually the only reason you do something like that.  Still, in a lot of states you'd be cruising for an imprisonment charge.  People seem to forget that they are not the police, and they have no authority to imprison even temporarily for minor crimes.  In most places it is NOT ok to lock someone up because they are suspected of that level of offense.  You have to have a reasonable expectation that any other action will put you and/or others in physical danger to get away with that  - and from what the article had to say that was not met at the time the store was locked.  Was afterward, what with the stun gun, but since that came in after the fact the clerk mayyyyy still be in for some trouble.

From CT Sec. 53a-119.(c):
"A merchant, a store supervisor, agent or employee of the merchant 18 years of age or older, who has probable cause for believing that a person has intentionally concealed unpurchased merchandise or has committed shoplifting as defined in subsection (a) of this section, may, for the purpose of summoning a law-enforcement officer, take the person into custody and detain the person in a reasonable manner on the premises for a reasonable time."

Unless you're going to argue that the clerk didn't have probable cause, the detention was legally justified.

The clerk may still get fired, but there are no legal issues coming from this incident.


Federal kidnapping law might apply, though.  There's no federal shopkeeper privilege.  If the clerk notified 7-11 corporate, he's used a "means, facility, or instrumentality of interstate or foreign commerce in committing or in furtherance of the commission of the offense" of kidnapping.
 
2017-08-17 12:02:25 AM  

hissatsu: She said the woman, identified as Saunders, came in and put six four-packs of Red Bull, four ice cream cups and a box of Hot Pockets in her purse

Woah, sounds like we're going to party hard tonight!


Party on the toilet?  Cause that sounds like some serious ass fuel.
 
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