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* A 17-year-old from Pleasanton was arrested for felony burglary at about 6:18 p.m. March 15 for stealing six pairs of underwear valued at $56 from JC Penney in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road.
How is $56 a felony?
Are you kidding me? A $56 theft is a felony? At the same time we have big bank and securities crooks, and government office holders that have stolen billions that haven't been charged. I guess the moral to this story is that if you are going to steal something, think really big, because the bigger the heist, the less likely you are to go to the slammer
Was someone wearing the stolen underwear at the time, to make this crime a felony?
Hey Truth-I am agreeing with everyone else-It's not a felony. It's a misdameaner.(go ahead talk crap about my spelling)
A Happy Ending!
Burglary (a wobbler) is the entering of a business, home, locked vehicle and some other things, with the intent to commit theft or any felony. Most of the time when the police arrest someone for a wobbler, they will charge them with a felony and the DA will knock it down to a misdemeanor. This lad must have entered the store knowing he was going to steal.
Penal Code is actually correct, all except for the vehicle. I believe burglary requires "four walls" with intent. A car does not have walls, so it would be considered theft.
Still, shoplifting with intent is a serious crime. There's some pretty sophisticated organized gangs out there that make shoplifting a heavy weight crime. It's good to see police take a more aggressive role. We think stealing a part of underpants is funny, and non-consequential ... not so. Pull the tail on that pair of shorts and you got a tiger roaring.
Milo, you're right about it being serious, but a vehicle certainly does qualify. look it up. as long as the vehicle is locked and forced entry is made, it is burglary. if the vehicle is unlocked or they reach through an open window, it's just theft.
Susie...what your failing to realize is this is considered a commercial burglary, which is a second degree charge and a felony....you can thank me now.
The important thing is that justice has intervened in order to protect the embattled J.C. Penney from felonious underpants shoplifters.
We all know that J.C. Penney hasn't been doing too well lately, cutting over 20,000 jobs as the venerable retail firm has struggled with bad decisions and the current harsh retail climate. Not to worry, though, top company executives have got things covered, though it takes them some time to get to the ol' office:
CEO Johnson and executive vice presidents Ben Fay and Laurie Miller commute from California to the retailer's headquarters in Plano, Texas. Chief Creative Officer Michael Fisher and senior design and trends executive Nick Wooster fly from New York, while construction executive Bob Laughrea commutes from Boston. The company pays for the commutes.
Hmm. Three live in California, two in New York, and another in Boston. Clearly those liberal-state high taxes aren't quite decimating the ranks of the jahbgiver class just yet. As for the shoplifter, I hope they lock him up and throw away the key. It's people like this 17 year-old who threaten the ability of top corporate executives to fly the friendly skies.
Save jc Penney, you could not be more right. Penny's should unionize...that'll teach those telecommuting execs who continue to employ thousands more than you do. You whiny liberals are all the same.....good for telling businesses how to run things when you couldn't run a lemonade stand, let alone manage your own affairs without govt interference.
Too bad for those 20,000 employees we axed. You don't expect us execs to give up any our perks, do you? What's more important, a few thousand unemployed or me without my private jet?
I got mine and screw everyone else
i had no idea that the J was not unionized...indeed...UNIONIZE!
VIVA UNIONS! VIVA!