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(WFTV Orlando)   Florida detectives hot on the trail of stolen van will not disclose their methods, although those methods apparently don't include 'check the tollbooths it keeps driving through'   ( wftv.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Ty Russell Updated, Orlando, Florida, Florida Expressway Authority, Orange County woman, twin 4-year-olds, bad news, van thief, police report  
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2017-08-18 02:28:25 PM  
Let's get Tollbooth Willy on this.
 
2017-08-18 10:09:27 PM  
Therefore never send to know for whom the van tolls; it tolls for thee"
 
2017-08-18 10:10:17 PM  
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2017-08-18 10:14:54 PM  
It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.
 
2017-08-18 10:33:32 PM  
I bet they did the math, and realized it's easier to take money out of a woman fighting death than a criminal that is going to be a ward of the state.  Cop math, it's like accountants, only with criminal behavior; change the numbers till life gives you things.
 
2017-08-18 10:42:51 PM  

Sim Tree: It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.


He should speak to O. J. Simpson about that.
 
2017-08-18 11:10:03 PM  

Sim Tree: It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.


A guy I worked with had his car hit out in the parking lot one day.  His car and the guy's car + license plate on camera and the guy paid with a credit card before leaving.  Cops had the guys name, car model\color\plates, clear picture of his face from the inside camera, I heard them get his address before leaving the parking lot over the radio.....only took 4 months to finally charge him for a hit and run.  Luckily the guy at work had full coverage insurance.

Back when I was about 12 or 13 my parents' car was stolen.  The cops located it within 30 minutes.  The thieves made it about a mile down the road before the engine caught on fire....they robbed the wrong farkers.
 
2017-08-18 11:12:53 PM  
while undergoing chemotherapy after having her van stolen

Wow she really took it hard. I'd probably just have a few drinks.
 
2017-08-18 11:43:33 PM  

kdawg7736: Let's get Tollbooth Willy on this.


I'm comin' out of the booooth!
 
2017-08-18 11:48:02 PM  
I wonder sometimes. Ten hour shifts, a computer in every patrol car, and no one could find the thirty seconds it would take to coordinate and see that this van drives through the same tollbooth at 3:30 each day? Wouldn't your first thought be, "Hey, I'll check the SunPass?" Or was the first thought, "Let'shiat that coffee shop on OBT where we coerced them into giving us lifetime free coffee?"

/bitter as bad coffee tonight
//law enforcement family
///3 strikes?
 
2017-08-18 11:48:47 PM  
I saw the stolen van earlier today -

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2017-08-18 11:58:57 PM  
Here is the thing:  probably the tollway does not integrate fully with the local police departments as that costs money.  Where I live the tollways (run by the state) do not fully integrate with the State Troopers who patrol the tollways.  For instance when I drive to work I routinely ignore the ridiculously low speed limits.  The tollway people are able to see that due to the amount of time it takes me to go through toll points.  It seems like an easy way to ticket people, but it is not.  I will continue driving 90 MPH on the stretches of 294 that are for no legitimate reason having a limit of 55 MPH until something or other.
 
2017-08-19 12:27:59 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: Here is the thing:  probably the tollway does not integrate fully with the local police departments as that costs money.


TFA agrees with you.
 
2017-08-19 12:50:45 AM  
I want to go to Florida. Steal a car and work for Uber. That way- not only does the victim get stuck with all the tolls I rack up, she also has to watch all the five star ratings I get.
 
2017-08-19 02:23:14 AM  

hashtag.acronym: Sim Tree: It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.

A guy I worked with had his car hit out in the parking lot one day.  His car and the guy's car + license plate on camera and the guy paid with a credit card before leaving.  Cops had the guys name, car model\color\plates, clear picture of his face from the inside camera, I heard them get his address before leaving the parking lot over the radio.....only took 4 months to finally charge him for a hit and run.  Luckily the guy at work had full coverage insurance.

Back when I was about 12 or 13 my parents' car was stolen.  The cops located it within 30 minutes.  The thieves made it about a mile down the road before the engine caught on fire....they robbed the wrong farkers.


Don't complain to the cops about doing nothing, complain to your representative in city government. That'll usually get a phone call made to the cops, who are a lot more responsive to a politician who votes on their budget than they are to some random prole.
 
2017-08-19 08:16:16 AM  

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2017-08-19 09:23:26 AM  

jjorsett: hashtag.acronym: Sim Tree: It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.

A guy I worked with had his car hit out in the parking lot one day.  His car and the guy's car + license plate on camera and the guy paid with a credit card before leaving.  Cops had the guys name, car model\color\plates, clear picture of his face from the inside camera, I heard them get his address before leaving the parking lot over the radio.....only took 4 months to finally charge him for a hit and run.  Luckily the guy at work had full coverage insurance.

Back when I was about 12 or 13 my parents' car was stolen.  The cops located it within 30 minutes.  The thieves made it about a mile down the road before the engine caught on fire....they robbed the wrong farkers.

Don't complain to the cops about doing nothing, complain to your representative in city government. That'll usually get a phone call made to the cops, who are a lot more responsive to a politician who votes on their budget than they are to some random prole.


There aren't enough cops to investigate all of the crimes.  Theyll throw their resources at violent crimes way faster than at property crimes like theft.  And that makes sense.
 
2017-08-19 09:27:00 AM  

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Did they find the Creedence?
 
2017-08-19 10:24:55 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: jjorsett: hashtag.acronym: Sim Tree: It's because their "methods" include doing absolutely nothing.

A friend of a friend of mine had their bike stolen, on cc camera, with a picture of the guy's face. They litterally had a name and address of the theif. After several weeks of police nothing, he finally went over there and simply stole the bike back.

A guy I worked with had his car hit out in the parking lot one day.  His car and the guy's car + license plate on camera and the guy paid with a credit card before leaving.  Cops had the guys name, car model\color\plates, clear picture of his face from the inside camera, I heard them get his address before leaving the parking lot over the radio.....only took 4 months to finally charge him for a hit and run.  Luckily the guy at work had full coverage insurance.

Back when I was about 12 or 13 my parents' car was stolen.  The cops located it within 30 minutes.  The thieves made it about a mile down the road before the engine caught on fire....they robbed the wrong farkers.

Don't complain to the cops about doing nothing, complain to your representative in city government. That'll usually get a phone call made to the cops, who are a lot more responsive to a politician who votes on their budget than they are to some random prole.

There aren't enough cops to investigate all of the crimes.  Theyll throw their resources at violent crimes way faster than at property crimes like theft.  And that makes sense.


If you have the cc camera footage, name, and address, it takes precisely zero resources to "investigate" the crime.

Further, there is a significant amount of Broken Windows Theory here; as the petty crime rate increases, criminals move in who are apt to persue serious crimes, as the police get a reputation for being ineffectual. Petty crimes also finance more serious crimes, as criminals "graduate" to more effective and profitable crimes.

Lastly, there's a quality-of-life issue here. Why are we having cops if they can't effectively investigate any crimes? People would be willing to pay slightly more in taxes to avoid living in a crime-ridden hell-hole that will only get worse with time. This isn't The Purge, where crimes are legal once the police budget runs out for the month, nor should it ever be. I expect a decent level of Law & Order for my community.
 
2017-08-19 12:56:16 PM  
They use to hang Horse Thieves. Just a thought.
 
OOF
2017-08-19 05:42:27 PM  
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