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A theft is a theft?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If you don't advocate the same punishment for him as a third-time car thief, you are a hypocrite.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Taxpayer pays for school system, you can't steal from yourself.

    Cops, the new nanny state
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Let's say that instead of plugging in his car, the guy drove up with a tanker trunk, ran a hose to the school, and filled his truck up with water.


    What's the difference?
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    uh oh. There are probably warrants for my arrest in 16 states for various phone charger infractions.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, he had been warned...

    Give him a ticket. I don't doubt that the electric car guy could be a colossal douche.

    But when you arrest a guy for something like this, you make him look somewhat sympathetic.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Do People Who Drive Electric Cars Think They Are Better Than Everyone Else?
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Some added details...

    Ford said Kamooneh should have been arrested on the spot, and that police sought the warrant after determining that school officials had given him no consent to charge his car.

    Ford said school officials had not asked them to press charges or arrest Kamooneh, and that if such an incident were to happen again they would take the same course of action against this type of theft.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I don't agree with the police, but one thing to look at many times these chargers were installed for teachers or staff members to use for their cars while they are teaching. If this guy lives walking distance from the school, what's to stop him from parking his car there overnight and leaving it there all day?

    And there seems to be so much more to this story when you see how quickly the police reacted to his son playing tennis.
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    A few facts not mentioned in the story linked (but mentioned in the source article, according the the accompanying comments):

    ---The guy's son was not a student at the middle school.

    ---The guy's son was not playing tennis – he was taking tennis lessons from an instructor ---- not affiliated with the school --- and had been previously warned not to use the tennis courts without permission.

    ---When approached by the officer, the guy allegedly was belligerent and accused the officer of damaging his car (which the officer pointed out the damage was already existing, as captured on his dash cam as his police car approached the electric vehicle).

    So it's not quite as simple as "stealing 5 cents worth of electricity." It's more to do with not following instructions given before that you are not authorized to be here . . . and taking something while you are there . . . and then lying about the police damaging your vehicle.

    You scream "FUCK YOU!" to authority figures who are doing their job . . . yeah, you'll get treated worse than the average offender.

    And I have no problem with that.

    Yeah, if the story you're reading leaves out most of the important facts, like the one here did. But the headline all over the interwebs this week will be "Guy arrested for taking 5 cents worth of electricity!" with the usual ignorant outrage that follows.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Free car charging is now a perk for teachers?
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    All good points. I still would have just fined the guy, something like $250.

    The more that comes out, the more the guy sounds like a colossal douche.
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