Stealing your own money from the bankHeard about this on the way into work on WTMJ. Between the host and about 5 callers, everyone except 1 caller thought that the guy's disorderly conduct charge was justified. Multiple people said something along the lines of "in this day and age you can't go into a business dressed like that". I say why not? Because there's a bunch of paranoid cell phone toting tattle-tails out there calling 911 if you so much as look at them funny? Who robs a bank with a bike as a get away vehicle in broad daylight anyway? I hope he wins his fight against the ticket.
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|Jeremy - Super Chocolate Bear|
|I don't think it's terribly unreasonable for someone to think something is off there, though there would likely be other tells that he was up to no good. Here's the thing that always bugs me. He did something fairly abnormal, someone misread the situation and got the police involved. Does that necessitate that he get in trouble? It seems to happen quite often that people end up paying for someone else's overreaction. I mean, if I called the police and told them the old guy in front of me at Wendy's was robbing the place and they showed up, can't they just find out there's nothing to get worked up about? What if an old racist called the police because a black kid was in line at the bank? At some point doesn't some random person's paranoia end at just that? There's not always a "well, he must have done SOMETHING" situation.|
|Jeremy edited this at 07/05/2009 1:38:25 pm|