Funny Hoboken shoplifting story…

3/9/2010:

Petty thief worried about own bicycle

If you’re a regular listener to the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel, you’re certainly familiar with the numerous shoplifting incidents overheard on a weekly basis. Most of them are not really worthy of publication on here – since they’re such petty offenses.

However, in the past hour – and interesting incident took place at the uptown Rite Aid (13th and Willow).

The manager of the store called HPD and said he was in foot pursuit of a shoplifter who stole a big bag of merchandise – and was headed towards the light rail tracks on the west side of town. Hoboken Police quickly responded, and chased the actor up the hill towards Union City / Jersey City Heights. They made the apprehension on the hill itself, along with most of the merchandise.

After the arrest, the perpetrator was quite concerned about his 20″ BMX bike – which he had left in front of the store unsecured. What an idiot!

Good Job Hoboken Police on yet another successful arrest!

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10 Comments on "Funny Hoboken shoplifting story…"

happygolucky
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happygolucky

Hoboken cops are quite the professionals

HobokenLifer
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HobokenLifer

Very funny crime story. HPD gets their man once again. Thats a little committment to the job, don’t you think, running into those hills could be dangerous. Risking possible leg injuries to catch a shoplifter. Think the HPD will have the same determination if their are cuts in staff?

greentea
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greentea

The hills? What do you think this is… Deadwood? Leg injuries? You’re more likely to twist an ankle dodging strollers on Washington. That kind of risk is part of the nature of the job. People don’t join the force and expect to sip coffee and leisurely shuffle papers. Oh wait…

In response to HobokenLifer who said:
Very funny crime story. HPD gets their man once again. Thats a little committment to the job, don’t you think, running into those hills could be dangerous. Risking possible leg injuries to catch a shoplifter. Think the HPD will have the same determination if their are cuts in staff?

plywood
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plywood

BTW H411: love the retro “runner’s path” on black and white map. Very circa 60’s NY Daily News.

plywood
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plywood

A quick tip, don’t wait until you are ALL STRUNG OUT to go shoplifting for drug money.
Half the time you’ll forget the get-away vehicle, and then all hell tends to break loose.

However, here’s another example of a weak economy. It’s always been a pain in the ass to be a shoplifter, but now it’s getting harder and harder to make the numbers work. A maze of procedures. Luckily, in this case the perp will be at HQ being processed, where if they have any decency, they’ll let him keep an eye on the blotter to see if his bike turns up.
These kids nowadays. What ever happened to honor amongst thieves?

However, kudos to the perp for going green, and a big shout out to our mayor for setting a proper two-wheeled example. Back in the day (when sneak-thieves had money to throw around), they used to go on five finger discount capers in big gas guzzling American cars.
Not like today: time marches (and bicycles) on. Does us proud that we’ve raised them to care.

In closing, a couple of words of advice: for goodness sake remember to wear your helmet and reflective gear for a safe and street-legal misdemeanor! Also don’t forget to use the bathroom and put on clean underwear before you go on the prowl: with proposed municipal staff cut-backs it can take forever and a day to get arraigned.

9
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What a moron. Seriously. This kid is right up there with people who call the police to report their pot being stolen.

yourbrainondrugs
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yourbrainondrugs

That’s not funny…

In response to 9 who said:
What a moron. Seriously. This kid is right up there with people who call the police to report their pot being stolen.

mooshu
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mooshu

Das an outrage!

Speaking of pot, someone was smoking the stuff somewhere in town. (Not saying where– it’s my secret.) And I got high just from being in the general vicinity of the activity. That hasn’t happened in YEARS.

God, it felt great.

In response to 9 who said:
What a moron. Seriously. This kid is right up there with people who call the police to report their pot being stolen.

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