Vigilantes arrested for attacking thieves

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  1. W420Hunter

    W420Hunter

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    So here's something new for your Glock talk. Apparently they left a bike unsecured in their front yard waiting for a thief to come by. Then when they tried stealing the bike the couple would rush out with bats beat the hell out of them. I got to say, I'm kind of envious that I didn't come up with the idea. Hell me these people are heroes. Unfortunately they decided to post it on YouTube, and I feel as though that's how they ultimately got caught.
    https://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-worl...yIhLrP7ws9t3S2DMb0evI84JGIeP41JYp7Rl_ovOzhR5A
     
  2. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    The old bait and beat game.
    That's legal in the hills.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with this. It's simple:
    Steal bike = get snot beat out of you,
    Leave bike = nothing happens.
    Unfortunately liberals can't grasp this concept.
     
  4. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

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    I have no problem with a thief getting a beating. But posting it on YouTube was monumentally stupid.

    People just can't help themselves, they're addicted to social media. They post things on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/whatever, even if those things will get them in trouble.
     
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    Did the failed bike thief get charged?

    I guess its ok to hunt, you just can't bait.
     
  6. JimWillson

    JimWillson Victim of public education

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    Get a badge and call it a sting operation.
     
  7. pittpa

    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    If they get lucky, they'll find a jury of their peers.
    ETA, Actually, I'm pretty sure a jury of my actual peers would have no problem with anything I do.
     
  8. fastbolt

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    The use of deadly force to protect property? Not going to fly here.

    Planning to try and entice someone to attempt to steal the property ... successfully, a few times, it appears... and only a misd value property theft, since the property wasn't contained in an attached/detached garage, meaning it wasn't a burglary? Worse.

    Probably easily going to be able to show pre-meditation (conspiracy) in the deliberate use deadly force, and even planning that they weren't themselves going to be at risk of seriously bodily injury or death by a thief.

    Then, there was the disparity of force on the part of the "victims" of the "theft", outnumbering the theft suspect(s) in their combined use of deadly force.

    Once again, social media makes a criminal investigation easy.

    Even a public defender (called private defender program in some places) isn't going to want the suspect's statements and published video to be examined by jurors in a trial. I'm guessing a plea arrangement and extended supervised probation after some jail (not state prison) time.
     
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    A bit of a cowardly way to go about it IMO, but if the Louisville Slugger hit a home run, the message to quit stealing was clear..
     
  10. PlayerOne

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    Video shows a few of the alleged thieves already riding when the couple pounced. Did they deflate a tire or something? Most people are pretty quick on a bicycle.
     
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    Ordell Robbie Giant Member

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    This!

    I get mad as hell when having fun with family and friends and someone starts recording! No matter what gets zapped out, it's going to get critiqued and I don't wat to be any part of it.
     
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    Most of these types of ‘prank’ YouTube videos are staged in hopes of increasing views.
     
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    Kinda how I feel. I’m not saying it’s legal, but I’m having trouble finding any sympathy for the thief. Maybe they had been stolen from 10 times before, and the police say they can’t do anything about it. Of course that’s pure speculation on my part.
     
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    The cops use Bait Cars - what's the diff?
     
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    Maybe the "Beat Down" after getting caught...lol
     
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    Cops are there to arrest, not assault and batter the thief.
     
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    The first sane, non-emotional response. If baseball bats, which can be very lethal, why not use guns? Once precedent is set all of us "good guys" can go out and start extracting street justice on the bad guys. It works on TV and movies, at least until the governments identify us as bad guys.
     
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    Wait what did they do wrong
     
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    Somehow I remember something in Business Law, that you can be liable for injuries received on your property by hazards set up by you to stop trespassing. Does this apply to this?
     
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    Civil claims for personal injury fall under civil law.

    Now, if the police dept has identified any of the theft suspects who became victims of violent crime at the hands of the man and woman who beat them with baseball bats, they might be eligible to receive monies under CA's Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB). Dunno. I never followed cases in that direction.

    https://victims.ca.gov/victims/howtoapply.aspx
     
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