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Alleged robber causes scare with replica handgun at Stanford Shopping Center

Original post made on Oct 16, 2020

A man who reportedly had a gun at Stanford Shopping Center was arrested by Palo Alto police in connection with a robbery on Saturday, police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:25 PM

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Posted by eric smith
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 16, 2020 at 2:48 am

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I'm sure defunding the police and counseling the person not to be so aggressive would have prevented people's lives from being threatened next time.

Posted by Tommy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2020 at 7:53 am

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Police reform. Police Reform...

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:06 am

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Excuse me commenters - you all just moved responsibility for an illegal action from the person who did it to the police and the city.

These people get their counseling while in lock-up - from other felons. They trade tips and guidance on how to avoid being charged with a crime. And now you all are aiding and abetting the lack of authority of the police to keep this type of activity out of our major public places. Are these your relatives? Every time some one gets into trouble it is the police's fault?

No - that is exactly what is promoting this type of action in this city and elsewhere - it is trying to reduce the police authority in this city and other cities. And "counseling" - who is paying for that?

Posted by Ardan Michael Blum
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 16, 2020 at 8:27 am

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Posted by Tommy
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 16, 2020 at 10:08 am

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Don't forget to vote guys. Have a awesome weekend. VOTE

Posted by Bud Green
a resident of Green Acres
on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:00 am

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I'm looking for a way this can be blamed on white supremacists. That seems to be the obsession of the moment.

Posted by Chris
a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:44 am

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Why does Big 5 sell replica semi-automatic handguns? Are they intended to be toys? If it isn't legal to carry a real version of these guns, why can replicas be bought in a sporting goods store? I'm not asking to raise any sort of gun control debate. I'm just curious from a public safety standpoint, as illustrated by the incident at the shopping center.

Posted by AlexDeLarge
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm

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@ eric smith Well, I assume you're being rather sarcastic. Good on you, if so...

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