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Man sentenced for theft of college textbooks

Original post made on Jan 18, 2013

An Oakland man was sentenced to three years and four months in jail Thursday for stealing science and math textbooks from Peninsula community colleges, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 18, 2013, 3:54 PM

Comments

Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Wonder what the total street value of these text books was?

Interesting that a cop from Menlo Park walks—having been caught engaging a prostitute while on the job walks .. a killer from Redwood City goes free .. and this poor schlub gets hard time (40 months) for stealing some books—that have little value outside a very narrow educational setting. (BTW—what's this costing the taxpayer—this 40 months in the pokey? Is it really worth putting this yoyo on ice, for what is no doubt hundreds of thousands of our dollars—because of a few books?)


Posted by Dunce, a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:30 am

Obviously, he needs the education, since most of this stuff he probably could have found online for little or no cost, effort, or risk!