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Teacher busted for selling 8-year-old student's coat on ebay

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, May 2, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    Mug shot: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0502072coat1.html
    eBay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330074746684&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26satitle%3D330074746684%2509%26fvi%3D1
    Article: http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2007/05/veteran_hillsboro_teacher_char.html

    A veteran Hillsboro elementary schoolteacher faces two felony counts for trying to sell a student's winter coat on eBay, Hillsboro police said this morning.
    This morning, Cmdr. Chris Skinner described the strange circumstances leading to Logan's arrest:

    Police got involved in the case in January after a Jackson Elementary mother reported finding her daughter's winter coat on eBay. The girl's coat had turned up missing at school, so the mom turned to the online auction site to replace it.

    The mom, who police did not identify, found the same coat -- a Columbia Sportswear ski jacket -- on the online auction. She noticed that the seller and another bidder were also from Hillsboro.

    The mom suspected the coat was her daughter's and alerted the other bidder that she might be bidding on a stolen item.

    That bidder, apparently a friend of the seller, notified the seller about the mom's suspicion. Skinner said the seller, who turned out to be Logan, tried to rig the bids by telling her friend to outbid the mom.

    In an even odder turn, the coat was damaged by the seller's dog and curiously ended up on the Jackson playground.
  2. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Well, that's one way to supplement a teacher's salary. :p
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Beats driver's ed...
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    How is this a felony? Is it the computer thing that makes it so?
  5. Bill Horton

    Bill Horton Active Member

    ... and why is the teacher smiling in the mug shot? (the mug is actually kind of creepy and smug)
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Eight-year-olds, dude.
  7. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    But would spaceman hit it? :)
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Looks like Klosterman in drag.
  9. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Here's my question: why would the mom buy her kid a Columbia ski jacket in the first place? Do you know how expensive those things are? Do you know how fast 8-yr-olds grow? Seriously, no kid needs clothes that expensive until they quit growing.
  10. dog428

    dog428 Active Member

    I'm with Doc. This has to be the weakest two felonies in the history of crime.

    So, in our legal system, you can torture and kill someone's pet and get slapped with misdemeanor charges. Or you can go big time and sell an eight-year-old's coat on eBay and be looking at 10-15.

    This is some screwed up shit. If this woman goes down for the felonies, I'm starting a "Free Liz Logan" campaign. Hell, if Dog the Bounty Hunter gets a campaign, this woman should too.
  11. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Because it happened at a school maybe? Not sure. Lack of common sense, I know that much.
  12. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    It's just unbelievable what people will do. So much for shame
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