Gum Bandits Strike West Hartford

Gum Bandits Strike West Hartford

There are 29 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Gum Bandits Strike West Hartford. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Twice over the weekend, police arrested people accused of stealing large quantities of chewing gum from stores.

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enough is enough

Portsmouth, NH

#1 Jun 8, 2009
Big shock that they were tracked to one of the nastiest dwellings on the Berlin Turnpike.
david wayne osedach

Escondido, CA

#2 Jun 8, 2009
They would have made a better haul robbing non prescription medicines. What's with the gum?
meme

AOL

#3 Jun 8, 2009
there probably the ones that hit us at rite aid in east hartford
hello

Manchester, CT

#5 Jun 8, 2009
This is too funny -- it CAN'T be true.
Chewing gum? Really?
CT Gum Chewers Assn

United States

#7 Jun 8, 2009
As avid Gum chewers we are disturbed that the serious illness of "gummerea" is mocked by the WH police! Did it realy take a CPT Larata to crack this case?
Was it worth it? These people need treatment not arrests! But it is good to see that since they have now hit bottom, arrested by a very bored police department, they will get the help they need!
Remember our motto: "Stop Gumming up the Works!"

Since: Apr 09

Farmington

#8 Jun 8, 2009
CT Gum Chewers Assn wrote:
As avid Gum chewers we are disturbed that the serious illness of "gummerea" is mocked by the WH police! Did it realy take a CPT Larata to crack this case?
Was it worth it? These people need treatment not arrests! But it is good to see that since they have now hit bottom, arrested by a very bored police department, they will get the help they need!
Remember our motto: "Stop Gumming up the Works!"
wow I thought this was just a sticky situation but "Gummerea", now that's funny. I almost spit coffee all over my keyboard when I read that, thanks for the laugh. ;)
WestHartford

United States

#9 Jun 8, 2009
why not bodegas in W.Hartford..Im sorry 'corner' stores in W.Hartford?
just guessing

Wethersfield, CT

#10 Jun 8, 2009
no wonder gum is so expensive
Sweet Tooth

South Windsor, CT

#11 Jun 8, 2009
There they were, enjoying their gum, when "whammo" the cops rush in and burst their bubbles! If it was the SWAT team, they may have had a bazooka! The pair are now in a sticky situation, and will probably be in stir for a long stretch! I'll stop now,'cause this is starting to...blow...
big smooth

El Centro, CA

#12 Jun 8, 2009
Intelligent Report: It has been revealed that the mistaken UFO, turned out to be a three man craft made of bubble gum. As soon as the FAA gets more information, the public will be notified. You can depend on your Government.
groundsman

Toccoa, GA

#13 Jun 8, 2009
Joe Lasata,west hartfords best "gumshoe" gets another arrest!! How "sweet it is"..sorry Joe,had to say it lol
Fluffy

Foxboro, MA

#14 Jun 8, 2009
david wayne osedach wrote:
They would have made a better haul robbing non prescription medicines. What's with the gum?
They had a hankering for some Big League Chew.
student

Newington, CT

#15 Jun 8, 2009
meme wrote:
there probably the ones that hit us at rite aid in east hartford
and the rite aid in manchester
Lew

Pembroke, MA

#16 Jun 8, 2009
Great. Now the gum control nuts will be coming out of the woodwork.
concern citizen

United States

#17 Jun 8, 2009
and the gum cape crusaders strike again!!!and the men in blue catch them with only three packs of gum left.free the gum bandits otherwise iam going to have to pay for price for the gum at Walgreens as well as CVS.now iam in a sticky situation!!!
6079smithw

Reno, NV

#18 Jun 8, 2009
Use a gum, go to jail.
Brubaker

Durham, CT

#19 Jun 8, 2009
6079smithw wrote:
Use a gum, go to jail.
They are now in a stickey situation.Go to jail; get released on community service to scrape gum off the streets and sidewalks of West Hartford.
Focus

United States

#20 Jun 8, 2009
Gladys wrote:
<quoted text>
They're...you freak.
Really!?! That's what you gleaned from this?
you go jodi

Manchester, CT

#21 Jun 8, 2009
whys everybody pickin on me...??
Needs vs Wants

Dallas, TX

#22 Jun 8, 2009
My name is Chris Dodd, and I am outraged at the thought of these criminals stealing gum from law abiding citizens.

I will be proposing legislation to make gum theft a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

I promise you I will continue my fight to keep the citizens of CT and the middle class safe and secure.

"Dodd for Senate in 2010"

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