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(WRAL)   Man charged with stealing a garbage truck, crashing it into an airport parking lot pillar. Mugshot of driver looks to be exactly the type of person you would expect to steal a garbage truck and crash it into an airport parking lot pillar   (wral.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, North Carolina, Harry Griffith, trash truck, Crime, Pittsburgh, airport employee, Crimes, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania  
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4 days ago  
He wasn't even charged with felony auto theft.

Griffith was charged with theft by unlawful taking, ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of automobile and harassment.

That's some mighty fine white privilege there, Lou.
 
4 days ago  
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Just another day in the life of a sanitation worker.
 
4 days ago  
Man, Emo has really let himself go
 
4 days ago  
Ok so we have Docket Number U435-60 (Judge looks up) oh forget it, guilty.
 
4 days ago  
I thought Robin Williams passed away.
 
4 days ago  
That's a great pic! I try not to stereotype--knew a trashman that wasn't such a bad guy, knew a scavenger that was a class act and especially smart and responsible at a young age--but if I saw this guy joyriding a garbage truck I'd think he was the scheduled driver and nothing was amiss.
 
4 days ago  
Obviously, driving a stolen garbage truck into a pillar at an airport was always his destiny.
 
4 days ago  
Okay -- technically it is a 'garbage truck' in the sense that it is a truck that carries bags of trash.  But there's a big difference between this (from article):

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and what 'garbage truck' usually means in American english:

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4 days ago  
Subby wasn't kidding about the mugshot, although I also believe he was screaming gibberish the whole time:

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4 days ago  
Never heard of "ethnic intimidation". How does one commit that?
 
4 days ago  
The Fischer King
 
4 days ago  

Flincher: The Fischer King


*Fisher

🙄
 
4 days ago  

Pigeonhole: Subby wasn't kidding about the mugshot, although I also believe he was screaming gibberish the whole time:

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"WHAT YEAR IS IT???!!!"
 
4 days ago  
If he were smarter, he would have stolen a UPS truck.

Parting gifts.
 
4 days ago  
Not really a garbage truck. Article says it was an "airport maintenance truck" being used to pick up garbage. Why does this matter? Some years ago in my current metropolitan residence a REAL garbage truck, one of those behemoths we're using to seeing weekly, hit a concrete pillar holding up an elevated section of freeway. That section of the freeway was unusable for months since the pillar was so damaged the freeway section was in danger of collapsing. Don't fark with REAL garbage trucks.
 
4 days ago  
White. Check. Attracted to garbage. ✅. Hagrids twin. ✅. Nowhere near dc on January 6th and how dare you question his patriotism. ✅. Ethnic intimidation. Chessmate.
 
4 days ago  

Pigeonhole: Subby wasn't kidding about the mugshot, although I also believe he was screaming gibberish the whole time:

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either that or reciting Canterbury Tales, in old English
 
4 days ago  

Flincher: Flincher: The Fischer King

*Fisher

🙄


You had one chance to sneak Flincher king past us. But nooooo, you had to be accurate!
 
4 days ago  
"theft by unlawful taking"

...isn't that...just...theft?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

markie_farkie: He wasn't even charged with felony auto theft.

Griffith was charged with theft by unlawful taking, ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of automobile and harassment.

That's some mighty fine white privilege there, Lou.


I dunno, there's six separate charges there.  That sounds more like throwing the book at him than the opposite.  Maybe there's some technical requirement for felony auto theft in NC this didn't meet (maybe the key was in the ignition, maybe the vehicle isn't registered and doesn't have a license plate (possible if just used on airport property), maybe you need to have driven it off the property it was located on, dunno).
 
4 days ago  
Dad!
 
4 days ago  

Pigeonhole: Subby wasn't kidding about the mugshot, although I also believe he was screaming gibberish the whole time:

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North Carolina, you say. Who would have guessed that?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Shoulda made it invisible.
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4 days ago  

Geotpf: markie_farkie: He wasn't even charged with felony auto theft.

Griffith was charged with theft by unlawful taking, ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of automobile and harassment.

That's some mighty fine white privilege there, Lou.

I dunno, there's six separate charges there.  That sounds more like throwing the book at him than the opposite.  Maybe there's some technical requirement for felony auto theft in NC this didn't meet (maybe the key was in the ignition, maybe the vehicle isn't registered and doesn't have a license plate (possible if just used on airport property), maybe you need to have driven it off the property it was located on, dunno).


"First of all, we really don't have a separate vehicle theft offense. We have an unauthorized use of a vehicle offense, G.S. 14-72.2, and a crime for stealing gasoline, G.S. 14-72.5, and an offense covering the theft of certain motor vehicle parts, G.S. 14-72.8, and even a special offense for receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, G.S. 20-106. But there is no distinct statutory offense for stealing a car. Motor vehicle thefts are prosecuted under the general larceny statute, G.S. 14-72, meaning that such a theft is generally a misdemeanor when the vehicle is worth less than $1000, and is a felony when the vehicle is worth more than $1000. [Update: a thoughtful reader pointed out that G.S. 20-106 also covers possession of a stolen vehicle, and it's a felony regardless of value, meaning that a person who steals a car worth less than $1000 can virtually always be charged with a felony offense, even if not felony larceny.]"
 
4 days ago  

Pigeonhole: Subby wasn't kidding about the mugshot, although I also believe he was screaming gibberish the whole time:

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If ever there was a need for a photoshop contest.
 
4 days ago  

New Rising Sun: Okay -- technically it is a 'garbage truck' in the sense that it is a truck that carries bags of trash.  But there's a big difference between this (from article):

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and what 'garbage truck' usually means in American english:

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Perhaps the garbage truck is for the POS Ford truck that is garbage.
 
4 days ago  

markie_farkie: He wasn't even charged with felony auto theft.

Griffith was charged with theft by unlawful taking, ethnic intimidation, criminal mischief, recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of automobile and harassment.

That's some mighty fine white privilege there, Lou.


Is it theft if it is just sitting here with the door open and the engine running?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

kasmel: "theft by unlawful taking"

...isn't that...just...theft?


In some states it means taking something without violence or damage, but without permission, like of you drive a dump-truck for work and then just take it home for the weekend without telling the boss. Or you get fired and don't return the company car, stuff like that.
 
4 days ago  

UncleDirtNap: I thought Robin Williams passed away.


JUMANJI!!!!
 
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