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Man steals car, wrecks it

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:35 PM
Last updated 10:26 PM
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Authorities are searching for a man who stole a car and wrecked it Thursday.

While shopping at Dollar General on 3250 Deans Bridge Road, victim William Palmer’s four-door Mazda was stolen from the store’s parking lot, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report. Palmer told deputies he left the keys in the vehicle because he wasn’t planning to be inside the store long.

Deputies found the vehicle after it struck a 2006 Ford F-150 at the intersection of Deans Bridge Road and Georgetown Drive. The suspect was last seen running away on Georgetown Drive.

He was described as black, between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11, and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

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KSL
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KSL 04/11/14 - 01:34 am
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Who leaves keys in a

Who leaves keys in a car?

Victims.

Adam Bomb
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Adam Bomb 04/11/14 - 04:02 am
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I know it's not rocket science but please....

There are eyes everywhere. 50 years ago we didn't even lock our houses. Times have changed for the better. Unfortunately crooks have also changed-for the worse. A person like the "victim" in this incident should chain their car keys to their neck to help them remember to take their keys when they leave their vehicle. Also, leaving items in view and not locking the car is an invitation for those who prey on people like him. I hope your insurance company penalizes you for being so clueless.

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corgimom 04/11/14 - 05:57 am
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He's shopping on Deans Bridge

He's shopping on Deans Bridge Rd, and left his keys in the car?

And he didn't think it would be stolen?

Really?

scoobynews
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scoobynews 04/11/14 - 06:16 am
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Why are so many people

Why are so many people bashing the victim? Crooks need to get a life and a job. Too much idle time leads to people just thinking it is their right to just take someone's car because the keys are in it. Really? If it does belong to you then don't take it. Why can't that just be the mentality instilled in people. Instead we bash the owner of the car because he was in the right thinking his car should be ok. Shouldn't it??? The criminals will always be to blame first and foremost.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/11/14 - 07:40 am
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Scooby, if you venture into a

Scooby, if you venture into a dark alley in a bad part of Chicago and get mugged, don't you bear at least a little responsibility for making such a stupid decision?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 04/11/14 - 08:14 am
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Please tell
Unpublished

me it wasn't a "bro".

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/11/14 - 08:38 am
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He's bragging to his homeys about it right now....
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Street cred for the worthless little felon..........

KSL
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KSL 04/11/14 - 08:50 am
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I don't see it being any

I don't see it being any different than leaving grease in a pan on the stove unattended and catching your house on fire. You feel sorry for the victim , but he made a mistake.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 04/11/14 - 03:42 pm
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It's another I totally

It's another I totally understand this man was naive but the victim bashing was ridiculous.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 04/11/14 - 09:42 pm
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I know it's hard to believe,

I know it's hard to believe, but there are still people around here that leave their doors unlocked, windows open, cars unlocked, leaving tempting items in their cars, too. Sorry this victim had to learn the hard way. Hope the thief is sore from that accident and gets what he deserves. A sentence.

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