Posted by why no mug shot, a resident of the Adobe-Meadows neighborhood, 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 the Midtown neighborhood, 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.
Posted by Enough!, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, 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 the Downtown North neighborhood, 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.