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Man arrested after snatching lottery tickets from player

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A California man is in jail after he robbed a woman of her lottery tickets and later fled from officers, police said.

The robbery occurred around 10:40 p.m. Sunday as a woman left Lone Tree Liquors in Antioch, California, and was heading toward the 2700 block of Tregallas Road, police said. That's when a man approached her, and after a struggle, wrested away some lottery tickets she had just bought.

Witnesses quickly found an Antioch police officer and described the robber. The officer tracked down a man matching the description, but the man ran away.

After a chase through a residential neighborhood that included fence-jumping and running along a highway onramp, the officer caught up with the suspect and detained him after a short struggle. Responding officers later found the lottery tickets he is suspected of stealing.

The suspect was identified as 26-year-old David Thomason. He was booked into West County Jail on suspicion of robbery and obstructing a police officer, and is being held on $50,000 bail.

Contra Costa Times

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: February 22, 2008, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

All that trouble for someones lottery tickets, which odds are weren't winners. Evil Looking

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    Posted: February 22, 2008, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

    "Suspicion" of robbery??? You mean they're not sure?

    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
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      Posted: February 22, 2008, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

      I agree. and the concept of him being a "person of interest" with a 50k bail.

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        Posted: February 22, 2008, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

        "suspect"?

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          Posted: February 22, 2008, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

          Did the lady get her tickets back?  They were probably big winners.

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            Posted: February 22, 2008, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

            All of that unneccessary headache for tickets that odds were not winners.  Trauma for the lady and jail time for the robber.  Stupidy knows no bounds.

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              Posted: February 22, 2008, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

              I read the article entirely different then with a scoff. THe dude robbed her and all people can say stuff about are the tickets. Yes, lets disregard the lady and disregard the system that allows us to have police available to aide the public. Im more shocked at the responses then I am at the unfortunate circumstance this lady endured.

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                ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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                Posted: February 22, 2008, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                I read the article entirely different then with a scoff. THe dude robbed her and all people can say stuff about are the tickets. Yes, lets disregard the lady and disregard the system that allows us to have police available to aide the public. Im more shocked at the responses then I am at the unfortunate circumstance this lady endured.

                So you read the article differently. And? It's an article and people commented and chose to focus on something else. It's not a big deal.

                "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                  Posted: February 22, 2008, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Innocent till proven guilty. I would plea bargain if I were that guy. Yes, he is an idiot.Bang Head

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                    Posted: February 23, 2008, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                    "Suspicion" of robbery??? You mean they're not sure?

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                      Posted: February 23, 2008, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                      If the suspect did it.....bugs bunny would say" What a marooooon"Bash