By Stephen Frank, California Political News and Views
Thanks to the voters of California, criminals can steal up to $950 worth of your stuff, and get a ticket to appear as punishment. If they do not appear, no problem. The cops will let it slide because the DA will let it slide. In the California of today, you can steal four or five times a day and come away with over $4,000 worth of goods—and NO taxes. That is $20,000 a week—tax free.
“A 7-Eleven franchise owner told NBC 7 every single day shoplifters come in and take what they want if they keep it under a certain amount.
The owner hopes the city will step in to do something because right now they claim police have their hands tied.
“It’s happening every day, hour by hour,” said 7-Eleven Franchise Owner, Jassi Dhillon.
At every one of his six locations, he said snacks fly off the shelves, but are often not paid for.
“It’s unbearable. It’s out of control. You will have the same guy coming in five times a day, picking things out,” said Dhillon.
So after stealing computers, cell phone tables, chairs, etc., the hungry criminals goes to 7-11 and steal hot dogs, potato chips and soda to wash it day. No taxes!! No punishment!
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