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Thief can't resist lure of lottery tickets

North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: Thief can't resist lure of lottery tickets

A jackpot-seeking thief swooped into a south Raleigh convenience store early Saturday morning, grabbed a plastic dispenser filled with $1,100 worth of lottery tickets and then ran away, according to police.

"The guy just came into the store and talked to the clerk for a bit," said Dawda Jack, manager of the BP Amoco Station at 1969 Rock Quarry Road. "Then he pulled a whole rack of tickets from the counter. He walked out -- we had it on tape and everything."

Raleigh police said officers caught up with the man they believe to be the robber Sunday, after somebody started trying to cash in winners from the stolen ticket haul. Fred Wallace Richardson III, 38, of 1816 Malone Place in Raleigh was arrested Sunday and charged with larceny.

Richardson was being held in the Wake County jail in lieu of $11,000 bail.

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Coastal Georgia
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Posted: May 1, 2006, 8:25 am - IP Logged

You just can't fix stupid.....

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: May 1, 2006, 9:21 am - IP Logged

    Okay seriously! Did this NOT just happen a few weeks ago?!?! I'm with DD you can't fix stupid. It amazes me that they think they're going to be able to cash those in... just amazing. Although I'm sure it was fun to sit there and scratch them all off for nothing. When he goes to jail (assuming he does) I'll bet he'll be wishing for something to scratch off to pass the time...

    Let's All Drink To That!

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      Posted: May 1, 2006, 9:24 am - IP Logged

      Stupid or desparate for gas money!

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        Posted: May 1, 2006, 9:39 am - IP Logged

        Just STUPID.He wasn't ripping off the gas pumps.

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          Posted: May 1, 2006, 10:08 am - IP Logged

          If you're gonna steal something, drive off with a tank of $3 per GL gas, not a roll of scratchers that they instantly void out...

          I agree w/ Sass; He will have plenty of time to scratch , and I'm sure that there will be some place on him that itches.....

          DD

           

                                         

                        

           

           


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            Posted: May 1, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

            Wasn't "Rock Quarry" the prehistoric name of Rock Hudson on the Flintstones?

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              Posted: May 1, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

              Free Room and Board complements of the Tax Payers of North Carolina to the tune of $35,000 per year per prisoner. Are you sure Fred is the Stupid One?

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                Posted: May 1, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                If you're gonna steal something, drive off with a tank of $3 per GL gas, not a roll of scratchers that they instantly void out...

                I agree w/ Sass; He will have plenty of time to scratch , and I'm sure that there will be some place on him that itches.....

                DD

                I mean really... and the worst they'll do to you on the gas is take your DL. Not stick ya in jail!

                And yes whoever said it, I do think that Fred's the stupid one, I mean, yeah, he's going to get room and board for free... but he's also going to have nothing better to do but sit there and scratch paint off the walls....

                Maybe he has an OCD problem, and he just can't handle not scratching the surface to see if anything else is there. Hell if he's there long enough, he can tell us what the cement bricks look like, and maybe some of those amazing muscles we have hiding under our skin. There's all kinds of time....

                Let's All Drink To That!

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                  Posted: May 1, 2006, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                  Some people are desperate and they will do anything for money. If these thiefs knew more about the lottery, they would realize that once the tickets are stolen they are void.

                  Dance like no one is watching.

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                    Posted: May 1, 2006, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Most laws require the value of the theft to determine in part what the penalty will be. If you steal a 25cent bubble gum your not going to jail for five years. I veer from any person who labels a person "stupid".  Yes the guy did something without seeing the negative consequences, but I've yet to meet a person who is without that very characteristic.

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                      Posted: May 2, 2006, 4:30 am - IP Logged

                      In Indiana, stealing gas is now a Class D felony, and carries a penalty of six months (min) to three years (max) in state prison plus a $10,000.00 fine.

                      That's our legislature for you; if someone can't pay three bucks a gallon for gas, how is he supposed to pony up ten grand??? Their standard response to anything is to pass more laws making it illegal to break another law. They just don't seem to grasp the concept that criminals, by definition, are not law-abiding citizens...

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                        Posted: May 2, 2006, 7:37 am - IP Logged

                        imagine if he would've scratched and had a huge winner,lol

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                          Posted: May 2, 2006, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                          You just can't fix stupid.....

                          I Agree!

                          that boy is dumber than a box of rocks!!!

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                            Posted: May 2, 2006, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Please don't insult the rocks like that.