Shoplifter bagged after scuffle near Nordstrom Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm
A San Francisco woman who police say tried to steal handbags and a leather jacket from Nordstrom in Palo Alto and then brawled with two loss-prevention officers outside the department store was arrested Wednesday evening.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 12, 2012, 1:13 PM
Posted by JustMe, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:52 am
"possession of methamphetamines"
This explains a LOT of things regarding the stupidity of their actions. I hate this drug and the people who distribute it. The sad thing is that these two will never really have the chance to "go straight", because they will never be free of this stuff. It's too addictive, too destructive, too evil.
Posted by JustMe, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Feb 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm
Gethin, Notice that the article mentions they had methamphetamines on them. One might assume that they used them, right? Isn't that stuff like a stupid pill? Since that stuff is 100% addictive in first-time use, they were addicts. The stuff has a VERY strong pull, but at the same time it makes you dangerous and irrational. It is not really easy to hold a job while addicted to that stuff, but you HAVE to get more as a desperate matter, and soon. Not many options left after you spent all your money, sold or traded your possessions, and you have no income, gotta steal something.
Granted that trying that stuff in the first place is a pretty stupid thing to do, but the temptation to "try anything once" is there. The trouble is that once is far too much when it comes to methamphetamines. Trying it is life-altering, and in a VERY bad way. But these people don't realize that when they try it.