Shoplifter requests 10 second 'headstart' before calling police

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    It’s hard to shoplift a TV.

    But that didn’t stop a man Sunday from walking out with a 23-inch television in plain view of an employee at an electronics store on Academy Boulevard near The Citadel mall.

    The man walked into SoundTrack about 5:45 p.m., asked employee Jason Caldwell, “What’s going on?” and headed for the televisions.

    Moments later, the man passed Caldwell clutching a display model of a Phillips LCD television, similar to a flat-screen computer monitor, with his jacket draped over it.

    Caldwell told him to stop, that he couldn’t just have the TV.

    “He said he had to take it,” Caldwell said. “He gave me some story about how someone was going to kill his mom.”

    Caldwell said the man whipped out a pocket knife and threatened to cut him before fleeing through a fire exit.

    He had one last question: “Can you give me a 10-second delay before calling the cops?”


    Caldwell didn’t oblige.

    Police collared Ashanti Black, 22, hiding a block away at McDonald’s. The $1,300 TV was stashed in the women’s restroom.

    http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1307550&secid=1
     
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  3. VespaElf

    VespaElf Little Miss Showcase(runner-up)

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    I know of a story of someone walking out of Wal-Mart with a 52" TV.

    They put it in a cart,said "good evening"to the greeter and kept on walking right out the door,drove away and GOT away with it......

    THATS chutzpah!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    This guy.......not too swift!
     
  4. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Yup, he shoulda asked for 30 seconds at least :)
     
  5. Izzy Mae

    Izzy Mae New Member

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    and should've hidden with the tv.
     

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