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https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/chicago-carjacker-calls-9-1-1-because-his-victim-pulled-gun-on-him/

 

A Grand Crossing man stole a towing company’s truck and then called 911 himself because he was upset that the truck’s driver dared to pull a gun on him, prosecutors said.

Elliott Scott, 22, is charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor theft, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

“Mr. Scott called 911?” a befuddled Judge Charles Beach asked prosecutors after hearing their allegations.

“Yeah,” Scott interjected. “Right.”

Scott’s defense attorney quickly advised him, “it’s not best to talk about the charges” in court.

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Quite surprised - pleasantly, though - that the cops didn't hassle the truck owner...   :mellow:

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3 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Misdemeanor theft?

Bet for the personal effects and tools on board that didn't equal felony theft.

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Here in Canada, the tow truck driver would have been charged and the book thrown at him.

The thief would receive a suspended sentence or had the charges dropped in exchange for his testimony against the tow truck driver.

Don't believe me?

Google Ian Thompson here in Canada.  

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6 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Misdemeanor theft?

That’s what I thought, the article called it car jacking but even if he just stole it out of a lot how is that just a misdemeanor? And maybe this is why Chicago has the crime problem they have .

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And guess where we are heading.;)

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Here in CA, they would have jailed the truck owner for violating the self-esteem of that poor thief..
Obviously, the thief "needed" that truck, so all should be forgiven.
CA would no doubt give the thief a washer and dryer, and an interview on Good Morning Sacramento.

Here in Sacramento, we see the thieves walking/running out of stores with stolen merchandise.
Safeway, and the others, have their employees sign contracts stating they will not confront nor apprehend shop lifters.
IIRC, the law turns a blind eye to thefts less than $900.

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2 minutes ago, Whiskey Business said:

A tow truck costs tens of thousands of dollars. How could that possibly be a misdemeanor?

I was kinda wondering that myself. But given the times, I suppose anything goes. 

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18 minutes ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

I was kinda wondering that myself. But given the times, I suppose anything goes. 

 

Oh yes. The courts are the problem. 

And why was license suspended? Surely not not for driving under the influence of drugs. 

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6 hours ago, Texas Joker said:

Bet for the personal effects and tools on board that didn't equal felony theft.

He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle AND misdemeanor theft

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Sometimes I have to wonder if I fell down a rabbit hole or something. Between this story and the one where people can be arrested just for having a baseball bat in their car makes me think I'm about to see some crazy striped cat grinning at me.

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this has been emboldened with all the unrest [read that looting and burning] of our cities that has not been prosecuted openly and covered by our national press that enjoys their freedom of speech only to be propagandists 

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