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Construction workers tackle iPod thief, police say

Original post made on Sep 9, 2013

A group of construction workers who witnessed a man stealing an iPod from a Palo Alto construction site on Saturday chased the man down, fought him and restrained him until police arrived, according to a Palo Alto police press release.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, September 9, 2013, 11:43 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Downtown North
on Sep 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Loser! Good work on the workers.


Posted by alttra, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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Posted by hulkamania, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Do not be messin' with construction workers stuff. Ever. They work hard for their money and do not take kindly to meth addicts ripping off their stuff. They are big guys who will put a serious beat down on anyone who does.


Posted by Nora Charles, a resident of Stanford
on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Good going, construction workers. Thank you for getting another bad guy off the streets.


Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:28 pm

"getting another bad guy off the streets."

Yes, and into the criminal justice industry which will end up costing taxpayers $$$

When are people going to wake up to the fact that the criminal justice industry acts intentionally to expand and enrich itself. It has nothing to do with justice, and everything to do with crime.

We have the highest incarceration rate and he highest recidivism rate in the world, and for California, overflowing prisons.

All of which only benefits the criminal justice industry, at the expense of society in general.

What's needed here is a roll-back to earlier concepts. Concepts that worked for centuries, and are the basis of civilization. Concepts like "The Wages Of Sin Are Death"


Posted by XDM, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

Outside Observer; what do you say we do with this scum, let them roam free and eventually kill someone or several people. The prison system isn't perfect but its better than having these people out commiting crimes and hurting inocent people.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:28 am

Outside Observer, don't shift focus to the prison industry, the guy's is not even in prison and you are arguing that we don't need prisons because someone might make some money working or providing services to a prison. Sheesh! More than a bit disconnected from the point? While you're at it blame Apple for making iPods so easy to steal.

Great job construction workers!


Posted by Insight, a resident of Professorville
on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:47 am

Desperate people plus drugs a horrible combination on a downward spiral. If only there was a solution. Tackling someone does not get rid of the insidious problem but it does help victims get back their valuable possessions at least.


Posted by Raymond, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:36 am

Why do Meth-heads from San Jose come to Palo Alto to steal?


Posted by bru, a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 10, 2013 at 11:40 am

bru is a registered user.

> Why do Meth-heads from San Jose come to Palo Alto to steal?

Because there are not enough meth-heads in Palo Alto to do the job ! ;-)


Posted by Outside Observer, a resident of another community
on Sep 10, 2013 at 6:38 pm

To clear up any confusion. A literal interpretation of "the wages of sin are death" has controlled crime for centuries. We need to return to that.


Posted by Hulkamania, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Outside Observer sez, "To clear up any confusion. A literal interpretation of "the wages of sin are death" has controlled crime for centuries. We need to return to that."

Yeah baby! But before we kill 'em we should put them through some hideous torture. And televise it too! Hire Dick Cheney as a consultant to come up with some cool stuff.

Or maybe set the sinners loose on an island and get hunters to pay big bucks to track and shoot them. Gotta throw in some pit bulls too to keep the ratings up.

Just think, Hunger Games for real.

[/snark]


Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:32 am

I shouldn't feed the trolls, but I always understood the literal interpretation to be that it's not the sinner (all of us) who must die, but rather a life must be sacrificed, of a goat or lamb or Isaac or someone else's son.


Posted by Jozee, a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

Lol...!!!! I'm chuckling because of hulkamanias comment about not messing with construction people because they work hard for their money. But everyone who holds a job is considered working hard for their money. Also the person who commented on another person arrested and there goes the taxpayers again. What did you expect these people to do..?


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