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Shoplifter bagged after scuffle near Nordstrom

Original post made on Feb 12, 2012

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

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Posted by ie
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Outstanding arrest warrant for indecent exposure?


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Posted by Ha!
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Good thing they were dumb enough to return to the store! Made it easier for the security guards!


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Posted by Mark
a resident of University South
on Feb 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Okay, I have to know...did the person who wrote this headline get a high-five after working the word "bag" into it? :)


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Posted by Moo
a resident of Woodside
on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

This is the same thing that happened @ the Walnut Creek Nordstrom about two months ago, same dept same schtick.


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Posted by alan
a resident of another community
on Feb 13, 2012 at 1:40 am

after escaping from security officers, what kind of idiot shoplifter returns to the scene of the crime an hour and a half later?


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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 13, 2012 at 7:38 am

"... idiot shoplifter..."

Isn't that an oxymoron?


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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
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.


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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

"Isn't that an oxymoron?"

No, I think you mean "duplication of terms." Why don't we ask Linsey Logan about this?


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

Apocryphal words of Lindsay Lohan, "I don't care what they say about me as long as they spell my name right."


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Professorville
on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

@musical: where's the "like" button when you need it? :)


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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Career criminals that need a new career. They are obviously too stupid even for this pitiful occupation.


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Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
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.


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