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Four hours from crime to cruiser

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Some foolish soul(s?) decided to steal two pairs of skis they saw sitting outside of the ski patrol room of Snowbowl lodge (after the troller's had hauled down two injured skiers on sleds), the thieves are in jail now. It was amazing how fast it spread across Missoula, one shop was alerted, shortly they all were alerted, then four hours later we were celebrating on the mountain.

 

The thieves had been caught in town, before the end of the ski day. smile.gif


Edited by volantaddict - 12/28/12 at 10:42am
post #2 of 15

Justice!

post #3 of 15

It is nice that people there care about each other. 

post #4 of 15

Very nice.

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

So further details, since the amount of gear was over $1500, the charge is felonious grand theft. The thieves were a non-skiing pair of brothers in their early twenties who had a long history of petty burglaries who had come up to the Bowl planning on making a quick score; the police were tickled pink to have them red-handed on a felony.

post #6 of 15
Awesome!
post #7 of 15

Rustling still a capitol offence in Montana?  

post #8 of 15

I recall a poster in Snowbowl's lodge about what they might do to ski rustlers!

post #9 of 15
They should make stealing skis a felony.. People who have done it punished accordingly.

Or remember back in the day when people caught horse thieves, where they /the thieves/ would usually end up? Hang them...

May be at least apply the law that honorable William Lynch did once wink.gif
post #10 of 15

A lone, tall, dark stranger rode into town. And they called him "Karma."

post #11 of 15

My guess is if it was a just a couple of young guys with a one time serious lapse of judgement the felony would be plead to a lessor charge.  But given the apparent history of these two that VA alluded to I think the felony sticks.

 

And glad they were caught quickly

post #12 of 15
The last time I stole something, I think I was 4 yrs old or so, and thought the Brachs candy bin (anyone remember those) at the grocery store, was free candy for anyone. I can't remember how it went down actually, but my mother obviously taught me a lesson that day by either making me up it back or paying for it.

When it comes to blatant stealing, it's just not something that has ever even occurred to me. How someone gets to the point of just stealing someone's skis is just a mystery to me, are these bad people at the core? Misguided youth? People suck.
Glad justice was served.
post #13 of 15
What makes theft felonious isn't what is stolen, it's the value. And like someone pointed out, this was indeed a felony.
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Originally Posted by andy4g63 View Post

They should make stealing skis a felony.. People who have done it punished accordingly.
Or remember back in the day when people caught horse thieves, where they /the thieves/ would usually end up? Hang them...
May be at least apply the law that honorable William Lynch did once wink.gif
post #14 of 15

If this ever goes to trial, (I bet on a plea bargain) I hope the Judge is a skeir so they won't get off with a mild slap on the wrist.

 

Rick G

 

PS When I had a pair of skis stolen from a lodge about 15 years ago, the resort management couldn't have cared less.  The local Police I reported it to, cared even less than the resort. 

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WC68 View Post

The last time I stole something, I think I was 4 yrs old or so, and thought the Brachs candy bin (anyone remember those) at the grocery store, was free candy for anyone. I can't remember how it went down actually, but my mother obviously taught me a lesson that day by either making me up it back or paying for it.
 

 

Heh, I have the exact same crime in my past, I think I was 3. I just really wanted that peppermint Brachs, and Mom kept saying no. I seem to recall the manager stopping us outside the door, I remember the sensation of Mom both being very upset with me.

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