Fugitive Caught With Hand in Video Game Bin

September 25, 2009 -

A wanted fugitive in Lee County, Florida, was having problems supporting his drug habit. So he hit his local Wal-Mart and tried to leave the store with a bunch of Nintendo DS games that he hoped to sell for some heroin, according to a news report.

A News-Press story said  Daniel Larson, 32, tried to leave the Cape Coral store with about $120 in games stuffed in his pants and shoes. He pushed a loss prevention officer who confronted him, but was subdued. The little shopping jaunt brought charges of violating pretrial supervision, larceny, resisting a property recovery retail merchant, using a false identification that adversely affects others, forgery of a public record certificate and violating parole.

Apparently the theft was one of his milder crimes, as his rap sheet included armed robbery and kidnapping. He had gotten out of an arrest on Sept. 5 using a fake ID.

The story goes into a few details on Lee County's booking procedures and Wilma Flintstone is mentioned. Gotta love some of today's legal procedures.

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I can see it now. "Are games causing drug users to steal? more at 11..."

 

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We had acouple boozos around here steal a bunch of games from the lcoal walmart got away with it but got pulled over and the offerice noticed he had 3 copies of the same title!


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Why that image for this story?

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Maybe the guy was a redhead?

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He should of just bought a copy of Heroin Hero, I love trying to catch that dragon, lol

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You'll never catch the dragon. :P

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THAT is stealing, not piracy.

 

 

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What if me and a crew of guys started hijacking trucks full of games? Is that stealing or piracy?

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That would be stealing, however if you were to rob a ship full of games, that would be both.

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Depends on if you have boats and say YAAARRRR a lot.

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Only idiots steal shitty bargain bin games that normal people aren't crazy enough to buy.

When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

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Shouldn't that be "Only heroine junkies would be stupid enough etc etc"? :-P

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This just in: heroin and meth epidemic largely affecting worthless Americans!

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