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Fraud suspect arrested after downtown foot chase

Original post made on Dec 22, 2011

A man who went on a spending spree in downtown Palo Alto using a stolen credit card was chased and arrested by Palo Alto police on Wednesday, Dec. 21, morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 22, 2011, 5:39 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by mug shot?, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm

How about posting his mug shot so other business owners can try to recognize him?


Posted by what's you real point?, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

The guy is in jail, would they need his photo to recognize him on a jail visit?


Posted by why no mug shot, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

All the other newspapers printed the mug shot, so should be easy enough to see what the crook looks like. I guess that the Weekly only prints mug shots when the suspect is non-white.


Posted by why no mug shot, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Dec 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

P.S. The police are asking for help from other businesses that have dealt with this crook. Since he wasn't using his real name, other business owners should check other newspapers to get a look at the mug shot.


Posted by Elizabeth, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I was on the scene just a few seconds behind him in CVS where he lost his baseball cap in one of the isles, dropped a stolen X box taken from Game Scape (presumably stolen outright since it wasn't in a bag) off on one of their merchandise carts and headed out where the police apprehended him.

By the time I was done making my purchase and heading out the door to University Ave, they'd managed to apprehend him and I was able to let one of the officers know of the dumped merchandise.

Great team work on the part of the police, CVS management, etc.

Saddens me when people are in such distress in their lives that they make these choices, but good to see Palo Alto police in effective action.

The female police officer even said "excuse me" as she flew past in the isle.

Good work, people!


Posted by SuperD, a resident of Community Center
on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Good work Palo Alto PD! One less criminal on our streets now.


Posted by Enough!, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Dec 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

No matter how hard I try to figure it out, I just can't understand why some people feel entitled to the property of others. More, you see this guy wasn't buying food. He was buying STUFF. Scumbag.


Posted by i am a camera, a resident of another community
on Dec 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Web Link


Posted by Enough!, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Dec 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Criminals tell lies more than cops. Maybe cops have to enhance the truth occasionally because so many guilty parties go free and because so many people continue to be criminals no matter how many times they've been in trouble.


Posted by Don, a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 23, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Hell must be a very unhappy person to make an unkind remark about the police dept. after they have done what we pay them for - and been injured in the process. How many of us would risk our health this way?

The minor injuries mentioned could be as little as a scape on the hand or a sprained finger, wrist, or ankle. The latter are not fun and would put the officer out of action for some time.


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