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Target shoplifter cuts himself, leaves trail of blood in store

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:46 PM
Last updated 9:28 PM
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Police learned of a shoplifting attempt at Target after employees discovered a bloody trail leading through the store Tuesday.

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According to an incident report, employees found blood in the electronics section of the store on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway about 11 a.m.

Security cameras showed a shoplifter cut himself with a tool while trying to open merchandise. The man was white, with brown hair.

Employees found an abandoned shopping cart in another part of the store with merchandise stained by the man’s blood. The merchandise included a bag, body lotion, a cellphone, a power source, perfume bottles, an MP3 player and a shirt.

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KSL
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KSL 03/20/13 - 07:31 pm
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Clumsy crook! Serves him

Clumsy crook! Serves him right.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/20/13 - 07:50 pm
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KSL
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KSL 03/20/13 - 07:58 pm
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nocnoc

Funny.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/20/13 - 08:13 pm
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Well

no bloodhounds needed in this case.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/20/13 - 08:21 pm
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Should be an open and shut

Should be an open and shut case. That is unless Lance Ito, Mark Fuhrman or Marsha Clark is involved.

Darby
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Darby 03/20/13 - 09:54 pm
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"unless Lance Ito, Mark Fuhrman....

or Marsha Clark is involved."

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You forgot to mention the prosecution in the Casey Anthony case...

With that addition, you might just have a corner on the incompetence market.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 03/20/13 - 10:56 pm
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The Question of the Day

Here is the question I have: Did the police care enough to take blood samples without contaminating it so they could do DNA checks when they find the suspect or somebody turns him in? The reason I ask is that sometimes police just don't care so long as nobody else was hurt. Example: I had a car stolen, police pull car over on I-20 and the young man gets out of the car and runs. He left a pile of clothes in the back seat with his social security card....ha, I think we got the guy. But did the police go after him, no. They didn't care to follow through and that's what the detective told me. Here is the real kicker, 3 months later this guy kills a man in North Augusta while robbing his home. They finally decided to arrest him and he is jail. It would have been so much better if they had taught the guy a lesson for stealing cars and then maybe he would not have been robbing and killing people. So the Question of the day for me is did the police follow through with blood samples? Note: overall I am very proud of the hard working police and the service they give our community and I respect them very much. Just sharing my experience.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/21/13 - 06:23 am
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seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/21/13 - 08:30 am
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A lot to go on

He is white... brown hair & is bleeding blood...yep....go catch him!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/21/13 - 08:57 am
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scoopdedoop64

That is no different than what happened at my house this past Sunday.

A 14 years old boy, hysterical, bleeding from the knees down, knocked at my door begging for a glass of water and begging to be taken to his grandmothers home in Grove town.

He indicated he had run 3 miles through the woods to escape his step fathers threat to cut his throat and kill him. Called the CC sheriff department because I was concerned about the boy. Deputy said after contacting the parents, there was nothing they could do but return him back to his house.

It is one of those "He Said - He Said." At lease there is a police report if one of the He Said is the truth.

concercitizen
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concercitizen 03/21/13 - 09:08 am
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This case smells to high

This case smells to high heaven of racial profiling."The man was white, with brown hair." That is about three fourths of the white male population, myself included.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/21/13 - 09:12 am
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If the inept thief had not been white

... you can bet there would have been no mention of race.

CricketSeranade
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CricketSeranade 03/21/13 - 11:06 am
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Scoop, I feel your pain, but...

In this case there is no way they are going to do a DNA test on the blood. First of all, it is a very expensive test to run. Second, the would be thief was not successful in shoplifting anything, so really, unless stupidity is a crime now, the would be thief did nothing wrong. Third, this is not CSI:Miami, there isn't some wonderous lab somewhere that has DNA samples for everyone. In Georgia, specifically, only those who are convicted of a felony are required to submit there DNA. So most likely, this idiot wouldn't be in the database anyway.

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rebellious 03/21/13 - 02:01 pm
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Classic Case of

Cut and Run!

The description should also read......BOLO forsuspect not wearing a hoodie and has pants belted at his waistline.....

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paladin5 03/21/13 - 11:44 pm
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Just a Point of Information.....

Columbia County does not have a Sheriff's Department; it is CC Sheriffs OFFICE....the Office designates it as constitutionally elected office. Some states do have Sheriffs Departments.

NEW Georgia law states that Shoplifting up to $1500 is a Misdemeanor....that's a lot of buggies with goodies.

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