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Police track down burglary suspects by tracing stolen lottery tickets

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: May 12, 2016, 7:41 am - IP Logged

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Ms Sully16,

You said it.

And, is this how us people are expected to spend the rest of our days, here on Earth
(always in fear of the safety of our belongings, and such) ?

 

(I'm pretty sure I know the answer).

 

Mr. Groppo

They got 6 dollars in lottery tickets, they would have gotten more by picking up returnable cans, and they would still have their freedom. Pair of idiots.

Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

For a lead role in a cage?

 

                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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    Posted: May 12, 2016, 10:52 am - IP Logged

    makes zero sense. they were scratchers. they would have to notify every store owner to be on the lookout for for the tickets that the person from whom they were stolen from purchased if he even remembered what time and day he bought them. they wouldn't spend all that time on this. cops sit around and joke about crime victims of this nature. this isn't law and order that fake tv show that makes people think that the cops actually care and try to solve crimes. store owners or some clerk wouldn't check a 3.00 winner to backcheck the serial number and then call the cops and hold the guy until they arrived. they cashed them way before the cops could have done all this by the way.

    Okay, so you don't know anything about the lottery. I'll get you started with some of the simple stuff, which  should be enough for most people to figure it out. A winning ticket doesn't get paid until it's scanned in the lottery terminal and the lottery's central computer verifies that it's a winning ticket.

    The cops could be at the store within minutes of a ticket being scanned.

      cbr$'s avatar - maren
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      Posted: May 12, 2016, 2:08 pm - IP Logged
      Theft of a Lottery Scratch ticket is now one of the quickest way to do jail time. As soon as 
      tickets come into the store they're scan & put into the main terminal. These two really 
      wanted to go to jail. Stole a engraved wedding band that a family heirloom that was ice-
      ing on the cake for the police. I wonders if they will end on the dumbest criminal list.

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        Posted: May 13, 2016, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

        .

        To the two crooks:

        You two should be ashamed. Stealing another man's lottery tickets. And for what?  A few measly dollars?

        And you both look somewhat alike, but Joshua, you look more intimidating.
        Joshua, you look like you wouldn't hold back from taking a swing at the prison guard, when they finally catch you.

        Speaking of which, did you know that Jay North (Dennis from Dennis the Menace) is a corrections officer at a Florida institution?  He must be about 80 years-old by now.

        Anyway, both of you are white, and much better is expected from you.

        Still, I'm mad as hell.  I want to be able to go to my community store and be able to get my tickets, and go back home, where I file them away safely.  But now you two shake even that confidence.   I'm gonna get a big strong safe to keep them in.

        No more keeping tickets in my car. Uh-Uh. Those days are over.

        It's a doggone shame that, today, the 'rest of us'  now have to take up a new, full-time hobby like
        "security of our own possessions".  We can't just be lax about it, anymore.

        Whites are more criminals


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          Posted: May 14, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

          Okay, so you don't know anything about the lottery. I'll get you started with some of the simple stuff, which  should be enough for most people to figure it out. A winning ticket doesn't get paid until it's scanned in the lottery terminal and the lottery's central computer verifies that it's a winning ticket.

          The cops could be at the store within minutes of a ticket being scanned.

          that would work if the tickets serial numbers were known by the original purchaser. who buys lottery tickets and writes down the serial numbers. no one does. even if this wild scenario happened, how would the cops be there within minutes of it being scanned. someone would have to call them (a patel) by then they would be gone.

            Raven62's avatar - binary
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            Posted: May 14, 2016, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

            Just never ends.

            Lack of Honesty and Integrity!

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              Posted: May 14, 2016, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

              that would work if the tickets serial numbers were known by the original purchaser. who buys lottery tickets and writes down the serial numbers. no one does. even if this wild scenario happened, how would the cops be there within minutes of it being scanned. someone would have to call them (a patel) by then they would be gone.

              I'd offer more details, but I can't fix stupid.


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                Posted: May 15, 2016, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                I'd offer more details, but I can't fix stupid.

                you haven't cleared up the question of after being robbed of jewelry, personal papers, and a few paltry lottery tickets why the victim would even bother to have the police track down the serial numbers (which were cashed only 45 minutes after) by telling them what store and what time he was there to purchase them so they could view the video tape to determine which packet they came out of to get the serial numbers so they could notify the lottery to red flag them. if they were stolen directly from the store, sure, they would know which ones. when the disinterested cops came to his house to inventory what was stolen one would think that the priority would be the jewelry or personal papers that were taken, not some unscratched tickets. so help me out here, i am stupid i admit it. but you offer no explanation. only the way it could happen if they knew the serial numbers and acted immediately which they didn't. let's hear your details. cops probably didn't show up until after they were cashed. the interview probably went like this: you're safe was broken into. what did they get? they took my jewelry and all my papers and 6.00 worth of lottery cards, but i don't care about those, just see if you can notify jewelry stores to stop them from fencing them. cops: ok, then describe the jewels and we'll put out an alert to all the area jewelers and see if we can get them back. what about the lottery tickets, did you write down the serial numbers so we can notify the lottery to red flag them. victim: no, who does that. i know where i bought them but not sure exactly what time. cops: no problem we'll go to the store and view the video and determine which series of serial numbers they came out of and notify the lottery to red flag them. victim: wouldn't that take too long, they probably cashed them by now. forget about the tickets all i want is my jewelry and personal papers back. i don't care about 6.00 worth of scratch cards that probably were losers anyway. cops: you're sure, we've got about 5 cops hungry for overtime. they'd be willing to sit through 8 hours of video to determine what tickets you bought and the serial numbers. victim: forget about the stinking lottery tickets, just get my jewels back.

                  Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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                  Posted: May 18, 2016, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                  that would work if the tickets serial numbers were known by the original purchaser. who buys lottery tickets and writes down the serial numbers. no one does. even if this wild scenario happened, how would the cops be there within minutes of it being scanned. someone would have to call them (a patel) by then they would be gone.

                  I agree with you on this. I seriously doubt anyone writes down the serial number of each and every lottery ticket they purchased unless they verified that one of them happened to be a big winner.