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Man's ex-wife vouches for burglars

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 10:53 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 1:38 AM
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A man returned home to find out his ex-wife of 10 years had given two men permission to take items, including a grill, from his deck. She even assured police it was OK when they stopped by to check about 1 a.m. Thursday.

Officers were sent to a home in the 3600 block of Kentwood Drive to investigate a “suspicious situation,” according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The responding deputy said he found two men removing some items from the deck.

The men told police they had permission from the owner, and to prove it, they phoned the homeowner’s ex-wife, who came over and confirmed their story.

About 12 hours later, homeowner David Hall, 53, called police and reported the items stolen. He told deputies his ex-wife could not give permission to anyone to take things from his house.

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Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/04/13 - 08:43 am
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How can an ex-wife give

How can an ex-wife give strangers permission to take her ex-husbands things from HIS house. I wouldn't be surprised if an arrest WASN'T made.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/04/13 - 08:53 am
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Ex-Wife = Current Criminal

Ex-Wife = Current Criminal

And I'm no cop, but I would hope they would have made her prove she was the home owner before they they just let this continue. I think my BS meter would have been registering on the high side.

MarinerMan
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MarinerMan 01/04/13 - 09:17 am
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Stranger Things Have Happened
Unpublished

My guess is that he did something to tick her off. She decided to get back @ him. Problem is, there is this little thing called "The Law". If she has no legal interest in the property, then she should be arrested. Same thing happened to a friend of mine, under a different set of circumstances. I think in both cases, they got hit with the "stupid stick". IMHO.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/04/13 - 09:42 am
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She could have...

Still had that address listed on her drivers license. Rather than charge her with a crime and tie up the courts with nonsense I would give her the chance to make full restitution (and very quickly) and the threat of jail if she ever steps foot on the property again....

rebellious
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rebellious 01/04/13 - 10:09 am
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Hell

hath no fury like that of a woman scorned.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/04/13 - 12:47 pm
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And all men and women would

And all men and women would do well to remember those words.

Seriously, women do get away with more than men and are less suspicious. I can see the new trend now, take a woman with you to rob homes. When the police show, she'll just tell them they are her "movers".

jeni78
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jeni78 01/04/13 - 03:04 pm
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Update on situation

The Ex Wife says she was under the impression , because she believed her nephew that the home owner (her ex husband ) had given them permission to get certain things, and she is now regretting her poor judgement, and says she should have contacted her ex husband first. Most of the items were returned, how ever there are still so many unanswered questions, regarding Richmond county's protocol, and the honesty of others...I wish things were different ( I Love you Mama, but Please next time think before doing )

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/04/13 - 03:37 pm
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Good update jeni. Just goes

Good update jeni. Just goes to show there's truth to....and Now for the rest of the story.

KSL
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KSL 01/04/13 - 10:29 pm
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It's important to know that

It's important to know that good Realtors know better than to allow a non- resident spouse or ex- spouse into a home without permission. As for do it yourself separations and divorces,please educate yourself and know the extent of your rights.

KSL
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KSL 01/04/13 - 10:29 pm
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You will save yourself a lot

You will save yourself a lot of grief.

KSL
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KSL 01/04/13 - 10:34 pm
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Ex-wife of 10 years is

Ex-wife of 10 years is ambiguous. I have to assume she was a wife of 10 years and now is an ex. Misplaced modifier? She would be in a heap of trouble if she has been an ex for 10 years.

jeni78
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jeni78 01/05/13 - 01:27 am
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Yes she is an Ex, but they

Yes she is an Ex, but they both still speak on a daily basis, she was woke up and by a family member and asked to please come verify the intruders, she was then picked up by the alleged burglars wife, taken to said address, she produced her ss card, she has no picture at the moment, but anyways she told the officers she was the ex wife, and was the aunt of burglars, they had my mom thinking that they were given permission to get certain things from the home because it is vacant, and in the process of being completely emptied my Mr.Hall, because Mr. Hall has been selling and giving away a lot of the things he no longer wanted, My mom trusted her nephew when she was told he had just gotten his hands on a truck, she only vouched for him because she believed him and didn't want to go to jail, and yet now it's trying to be turned around more as to be her fault, that's gratitude for you. My mom was in the wrong for vouching for them, and she realizes that now. She convinced them to return the items they stole. But there are still a lot of in answered concerns.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/05/13 - 11:35 am
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I am sure it will all work

I am sure it will all work out for her, Jeni.

r.jernigan7367
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r.jernigan7367 01/05/13 - 05:34 pm
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This is the story for those

This is the story for those who don't no,the gentleman they are referring to did have permission to be at the home owners home,due to the fact that the home owner and the gentleman had been there the whole day before together fixing things up and putting junk in a pile for the gentleman to pick up later.At that time the home owner told the gentleman to get the the things that he left out of the yard because he did not want them, he then at that time tried to sell the gentleman some things but the gentleman didn't have the money for the items.The home owner left 2beat up layers and an old grill in the yard and the gentleman assumed he was to get them also,but when the homeowners sister called and said they were taking by mistake to please return them the gentleman did so and appoligized for the mistake.so please when telling a story or making comments please make sure you have the whole story. Thank You

jeni78
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jeni78 01/05/13 - 11:38 pm
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No One Knows The Whole Story

No One Knows The Whole Story, Not even me , but either way , if one is presumed guilty , then they ALL are... So Before my mom goes to jail, for the part she played in this, I hope that the investigators get to the bottom of it and get the ENTIRE story, they need to ALL be put in the same room, ex wife, ex husband , nephew, nephew's wife , ex husband's sister, and the other gentlemen not named...I am not taking sides by saying my mom is innocent, because she showed poor judgement on her part , but she didn't call herself, or drive herself to said address... so it's not ALL her fault, I hope that it all comes out and is resolved. So Rhonda I'm not saying anything to blame one person, I'm just saying I hope everyone understands that poor judgement and poor communication can cause alot of trouble and more chaos than its worth.

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