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The Crime Escalator

Employees at a store in Nampa, Idaho, called police on a pair of shoplifters. When cops arrived one fled on foot, and another in their car, almost running down two officers, police say. But officers decided not to chase the woman in the car, because the holiday shopping crowds made it too dangerous. Then it became clear the woman was simply driving in circles in the parking lot, giving officers plenty of time to pull out a “stop stick” to pop her tires. She stopped her car and tried to run, but they were ready for her. Camilla E. Hunt was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement officers, burglary, felony eluding arrest, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, petit theft, and violating probation. Her running partner, Gregory R. Redner, 48, was also apprehended, and charged with burglary and theft. (RC/Idaho Press-Tribune) ...The lesson learned again and again (but most often, not learned): it’s really easy to outsmart an obliviot.
Original Publication Date: 28 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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