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Should man be arrested for spending $4.88 on Plasma TV?

becky 2007/06/28 22:08:21
Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
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No. A slap on the risk at most, he'll never do it again.
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MONROE, La. (AP) - While Wal-Mart is known for dropping its prices, one West Monroe man took the ad campaign seriously when he dropped the price of a plasma television from $984 to $4.88. Police arrested Chandon L. Simms, 23, on Tuesday at the retail store on a charge of felony theft.

According to police reports, Simms carried a 42-inch Sanyo Plasma TV to a self-checkout aisle after switching the original price tag of $984 with one for only $4.88. Wal-Mart Loss Prevention officers witnessed the alleged transaction and called police.

When the store officers stopped Simms on his way out the door, he produced a receipt for a television purchased at the West Monroe Wal- Mart, authorities said.

Simms told officers that he purchased a TV from the West Monroe store and planned to returrn that one and keep the one he purchased for only $4.88 from the Monroe store. He was then arrested and booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com
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  • Lisa 2009/04/14 20:36:29
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Lisa
    He broke the law, he's a thief, he should go to jail...

    paid switched signs broke law thief jail
  • Comrade Volizden 2009/04/14 17:30:00
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Comrade Volizden
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  • Terri3GS..Allergic to Stupi... 2009/04/14 12:50:45
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Terri3GS..Allergic to Stupidity.
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  • ladybug 2007/09/05 19:03:44
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    ladybug
    It is an insult to ALL honest Americans who end up paying more for other items just to make up for the losses by shoplifters and thieves. He should go to jail! Theft is a felony and should be treated as such
  • Sandy 2007/08/02 17:42:18
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Sandy
    Theft is theft, he's the one who switched the price tag and he knew what he was doing was wrong!
  • Gussie 2007/07/18 04:31:34
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Gussie
    ok, the check out clerk needs arrested too. he/she was obviously in on it. either that, or needs severe mental help for the horrendous case of stupid he/she obviously has. as for the jerk-wad that did this...well, if it doesn't carry a discipline severe enough to make this obvious to other jerk-wads that it can't be done, then u might as well put all the price tags in a big brown bag and just let people reach in a pick one for their items. there has to be consequences. guess who eventually pays for all the stolen items stores lose? yeah, you and me! do i want him punished...well, duh.
  • rose of texas 2007/07/12 07:05:01
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    rose of texas
    It is still stealing in this day and age as well as being a felony theft!
  • Marine 2007/07/01 01:22:09
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Marine
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  • Blue 2007/06/29 10:23:57
    No. A slap on the risk at most, he'll never do it again.
    Blue
    if the checker didn't catch it, well the jokes on walmart.
  • Arbutus Punch 2007/06/29 06:09:53
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Arbutus Punch
    It's against the law...He should be arrested.
  • Teedee 2007/06/28 23:24:16
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Teedee
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  • byebye ,I love you,gotta go 2007/06/28 23:23:50
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    byebye ,I love you,gotta go
    it still comes up stealing.
  • MAGGIE IRISH EYES 2007/06/28 23:09:11
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    MAGGIE IRISH EYES
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  • RIC HARD 2007/06/28 23:02:15
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    RIC HARD
    I see no reason why he shouldn't be, he broke the law. We still arrest people for that don't we?
  • Juli 2007/06/28 22:50:41
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Juli
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  • Regulus [99 - INSHALLAH] 2007/06/28 22:50:39
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Regulus [99 - INSHALLAH]
    How did he ever expect that to slip by them?
  • Tom 2007/06/28 22:45:50
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Tom
    I wanted to click undecided because I like the picture (shiny object).

    This guy was a idiot and should go to jail for simple stupidity. Aside from that this is felony theft.
  • Magzilla 2007/06/28 22:37:35
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    Magzilla
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  • K man 2007/06/28 22:33:32
    Yes. He's getting what he paid for, he shouldn't have switched the signs
    K man
    Theft by deception is still theft.
  • Danny 2007/06/28 22:24:02
    No. A slap on the risk at most, he'll never do it again.
    Danny
    Creative, at least. Give him a ticket or something, he didn't come in guns blazing and rob the store

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