Police arrest burglary suspect at skate shop

A suspected burglar has been apprehended at the V-town Skate Shop after police caught the 24-year-old allegedly walking out of the store with shop merchandise. Full Story
Makes me mad

San Jose, CA

#1 Nov 27, 2008
What a thug..lock his a$$ up
joe T

Alviso, CA

#2 Nov 27, 2008
this punk was out on bail at the time and he has a long rap sheet vallejo better make an example out of him or it will be open season in vallejo for crooks to do what they want to bad he wasnt caught inside randy
joe T

Alviso, CA

#3 Nov 27, 2008
then we could have made an example
Mike Reed

Hayward, CA

#4 Nov 27, 2008
How long is a small business owner going to put up with? At some point it's not worth the headache to deal with worring if your business has been robbed and vandelized. This guy is not getting rich from this store. He has a day job then after that he then runs the skate shop, it's a passion and labor of love. But when replacing broken windows and stolin merchandze takes money out of your pocket and away from your family at some point your just going to quit and it's the skatebboarding community who loses out and us as vallejoans. Last time I looked V-Town is the only skateboard shop around.
Mike

San Carlos, CA

#5 Nov 28, 2008
Oh Michael Ames! Trying to get a jump on "black" Friday are we?

The store is NOT open at 3:30 AM. You should have been at work, lawfully, or in bed. Naughty boy! Bad boy!

Santa will not even leave a lump of coal for you... no, no, and no!
joe T

Alviso, CA

#6 Nov 28, 2008
mr reed heres the thing randy takes care of the kids ya he has a headache and he is there right now helpin kids i was just there theres lots of parents gettin stuff for there kids and kids that dont have it so good and he is doin shit for them and for michael ames i hope the courts get you if not lol well you no lol
alixzander

Sonoma, CA

#7 Nov 28, 2008
It is admirable that Randy has kept the store opened despite the hardships the store has faced. This is his passion and most importantly it is an attempt to give something back to the community and specifically the youth.

However, my response to the comments about “making an example out of” Michael Ames: you really think making an example out of him will be the least bit effective? Jesus Christ, maybe you should consider why people commit crimes in the first place. There have been numerous burglaries lately meaning this isn’t an isolated case. There are probably several reasons why this is happening. In general, people commit crimes such as robbery out of desperation. But is causing this desperation? A deteriorating economy, a society that conditions people to rely on themselves and mistrust others, a community that isn’t connected? There are factors behind these sorts of things that run deep and require more thoughtful solutions than “lets make an example of the son of a bitch..har har har”.
Dirty Lincoln

Shingle Springs, CA

#8 Nov 28, 2008
alixzander wrote:
It is admirable that Randy has kept the store opened despite the hardships the store has faced. This is his passion and most importantly it is an attempt to give something back to the community and specifically the youth.
However, my response to the comments about “making an example out of” Michael Ames: you really think making an example out of him will be the least bit effective? Jesus Christ, maybe you should consider why people commit crimes in the first place. There have been numerous burglaries lately meaning this isn’t an isolated case. There are probably several reasons why this is happening. In general, people commit crimes such as robbery out of desperation. But is causing this desperation? A deteriorating economy, a society that conditions people to rely on themselves and mistrust others, a community that isn’t connected? There are factors behind these sorts of things that run deep and require more thoughtful solutions than “lets make an example of the son of a ****..har har har”.
Your thought process is the exact reason our jails have a revolving door. This (T)urd is lazy, plain and simple. He has always been a (T)urd. He is the product of two (T)urds coming together in one sloppy, drunken, drug induced night of bumpin uglies. He would rather steal than work. It does not matter what state or city or countries economy is in. Give him a real punishment. He'll either stop or do life on the installment plan.
James M

Mendocino, CA

#9 Nov 29, 2008
he should be in prison making skateboards and getting skeeted on by his prison bed buddies.
alixzander

Sonoma, CA

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Dirty Lincoln wrote:
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Your thought process is the exact reason our jails have a revolving door. This (T)urd is lazy, plain and simple. He has always been a (T)urd. He is the product of two (T)urds coming together in one sloppy, drunken, drug induced night of bumpin uglies. He would rather steal than work. It does not matter what state or city or countries economy is in. Give him a real punishment. He'll either stop or do life on the installment plan.
Oh give me a god damn break. Our jails have a revolving door because they don’t rehabilitate. I love how you spewed empty insults instead of productively evaluating the reasons people commit crimes in the first place. Your solution was “har har give him a real punishment.” Like what? Something that is going to harden him into a greater criminal? Kind of like what is happening now? If we want people to stop committed crimes we need to focus on rehabilitation.

If desperation and declining opportunities are consequences of an economic recession then of course it matters. Those are the conditions that lead to robbery. Those conditions can even make it almost impossible to work period. But hey, you can just keep dismissing this. Hopefully you’ll get robed and you can “give him a real punishment.” I bet that will be super effective.
da best skater

Vallejo, CA

#11 Dec 12, 2008
yea that dushbag needs ta be loked up forever
antonio

United States

#12 Feb 15, 2009
lock him up he shouldnt be takin from a local shop bro

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