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Regular Poker Game. Player Caught Stealing

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Clydesdale, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Clydesdale

    Clydesdale Mafioso

    Jun 24, 2011

    I play in a regular poker game with 8-9 guys. We play at the same deercamp weekly. He is the new member.

    We stop halfway thru our game to eat.

    He is first done eating. He goes back to the table, while he thinks no one is paying attention. He grabs some cash out one players cup who is winning, and shoves it in his pocket.

    He didn't realize the guy he was stealing from was at the stove cleaning up when he saw him take from his cup. He immediately called him out and ask him what he thought he was doing.

    The guy who was stealing got a little tongue tied and said that some money was about to fall out of his cup holder and he was gonna put it under his phone which was laying on the bar. We play with chips but often just buy more from players on the table, and that money is shoved down in a cup holder, you cant pocket money while on the table.

    The bank has come up short several weeks in a row and we have suspected it was him not paying for chips when he would rebuy. Now trying to steal directly from a player?

    What do we do? He is a member of the camp? Do we kick him out? Kick him out of poker game? I know I now longer trust him. I would really appreciate some advice. thanks.
  2. Lone Wolf8634

    Lone Wolf8634 :):

    Dec 23, 2007
    Under the bus
    I hate thieves.

    Kick him out and have nothing more to do with him.

  3. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    Kick him out of camp, a thief is a thief get him gone now before he takes something more valuable
  4. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Why are you hesitant to kick the new member thief out? Get him gone!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  5. HarleyGuy


    Mar 29, 2008
    If you're sure these are the facts.....

    JMO, but if the guy had any honor at all he would resign, quit, drop out, whatever or at least fess up and apologize.

    If not, I think it should be a group vote.
    One guy (you) should not have to be the only one addressing this unfortunate situation.

    Good luck.
  6. goldenlight


    Apr 15, 2007

    Anyone who would steal from FRIENDS is the worst sort of scum.

    You have to ask yourself: what WOULDN'T he do?
  7. Slackinoff


    Sep 20, 2011
    I would play a seriously mean joke on him. You don't often get the chance to do this. Seriously. I would f his stuff up. Involving poo
  8. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    N. Dallas
    This. A thief is a thief.
  9. Clydesdale

    Clydesdale Mafioso

    Jun 24, 2011
    Thanks for the replies. I cant sleep, cant get this off of my mind. It is very disturbing that someone that I would call a friend would steal from another friend and take a chance at ending a friendship over less than $100 just to gamble with.

    The guy is not a lifelong friend, only known him for a year or two. The rest of the guys in the game are mostly 30+ year friends and have served as best men, groomsmen, and such at each others weddings, and god forbid, will one day serve at each others funerals.

    I somehow feel cheated and disrespected, because I am the one who introduced him to everybody and invited him to join our game. I honestly don't know how everybody is going to respond, and I have another outside interest where we both serve that is going to be very uncormfortable from now on.

    This is a very bad situation. It will get worse before/if it gets better.
  10. Slackinoff


    Sep 20, 2011
    Seems like you vouched for the guy. It happens, and yea, it's embarrassing, we have all been there. I am sure your good friends understand. Talk to em, and **** man...quit beating yourself up over it. Plan your next move and kick the ahole to the curb.
  11. 2-8 Marine

    2-8 Marine Limp Member

    Oct 30, 2009
    Get rid of him. If you overlook this indisgression he'll just get bolder in future. A thief is a thief and someone that brazen won't change. You caught him with his hand in the till once. The question is, how many times did he do it without getting caught.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  12. Lowjiber


    Jan 26, 2012
    Las Vegas
    He's a thief! It's not YOUR fault. Get over it and throw him out.
  13. prism

    prism more ammo

    Sep 26, 2002

    these guys might be expecting you to do the right thing: UNinvite the dude.
  14. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member Silver Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Miami, FL
    "Hasta la vista, baby"
  15. 9mmNJ


    Jul 29, 2010
    Ever see the movie Rounders? They handle it pretty well :supergrin:
  16. Singlemalt

    Singlemalt In the rough

    Apr 6, 2004
    I am surprised you are actually asking what to do here.
  17. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I had a POS in my hunting camp once. He would illegally bait his stands and sabotage everyone else's with his scent to drive the deer to him.

    We caught him pouring corn out at midnight on a game camera the night before he killed a nice 8 point buck.

    His BS ruined the whole camp for the season. The deer no longer moved along thier natural routes that we used to set everyone's stands up becuase he was manipulating their movements illegally.

    Unfortunately, he was the one who started the camp, so I had to leave.

    If he's stealing, he's prolly doing the above, and hunting at night.

    For him to risk taking money right under your noses, he is probably capable of much more including violence if he is cornered.

    I say vote him out.

    Do you want to be next to him in the dove field when a low flying bird swoops in?

    He has no respect for other people and no self control.
  18. Santa CruZin

    Santa CruZin RIP Mr. Mayor

    Jun 19, 2000
    I agree with the "vote him out" solution. By "out" I mean revoke his rights to the hunting camp altogether. Yeah it's going to be an uncomfortable confrontation, but I'm guessing that in history, pocketing money off an unattended poker table has gotten men killed. If the till has been coming up short and it ties to his joining your camp, all the more reason to give him das boot.

    ETA: Probably a good idea to get rid of him before a firearm goes missing.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  19. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    A thief is a thief. If he'll steal a few bucks from a fellow player what else will he steal given the opportunity.

    If you let him stay you better keep an eye on your guns/car/wife.

    Happyguy :)
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  20. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

    Aug 20, 2011
    On The Edge
    Just tell him that you and the rest of the guy's have lost any trust because of the theft and that he is no longer welcome. Tell him that trust goes a long way towards respect and it isn't there. From now on if he stays around, anything that goes missing he's going to get blamed for it, so adios.

    As far as the other thing you have going with him, I'm guessing it's work related, you'll have to let him know you'll be on your guard as to his actions there also.

    I detest thieves and liars.