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Thieves focus on fishing tackle

Sporting goods store theft yields rods, reel, and arrest record.

If you are gonna rob a store - a sporting goods store - we would think you would rob guns. I mean a robbery is a robbery, right? And the ethics of actually breaking into somebody's property (or a store's property) and taking something that does not belong to you really shows a lack of moral compass. You do not know right from wrong. Worse, really. You know what keeps society together. You just figure there is a sleaze dirtbag robbing scum side of society and that's where you belong and who you are.

This video shows a smash and grab robbery at a local gun shop.

This story, though, ain't about gun thefts; it's about fishing tackle thefts. Serious. These four kids - and they're all kids (including the 17yr old being "protected" by his name being witheld) - broke into a Dick's Sporting Goods. Their target? Shotguns? High End North Side or Patagonian gear?

Crime Scene Tape

Nope. Rods and Reels.

Here is the story from WPTV in West Palm.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said four people from Broward County were arrested Sunday after stealing more than $800 worth of fishing equipment from Dick’s Sporting Goods in Jensen Beach.

  • William Gladden,18, the driver of the car, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with property damage,
  • Mark Anthony Robles, 29, was charged with grand theft and grand theft auto. 
  • Kory McMullen, 26, who had an open felony warrant for violation of probation, was charged with possession of drugs. 
  • A 17-year-old was charged with resisting arrest without violence, which is a misdemeanor. He faces additional charges and will be taken to the juvenile detention center in Fort Pierce.

A thought from the magazine

To the kids involved in the theft: When we first found this story we thought to ourselves that maybe we should not put your names out. It's bad enough you are gonna have records. But thinking more about it we decided that you should be shamed.

Next time ask for the rods. Ask around. Somebody - trust us somebody - will find it in their hearts to give you free stuff. You do not have to rob from others to have your own.

 



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