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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Suspect Allegedly Raids Downtown Movie Theater, Leaves at Least One Mt Dew Richer

Posted by on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 1:01 PM

On February 20th, security cameras at the downtown shopping mall Pacific Place recorded a fascinating sight: a young man in the mall's deserted AMC movie theater "behind the popcorn counters... trying to open money drop boxes attached to cabinet doors and trying to open cash register boxes," according to a Seattle police report.

The action began around 7 a.m., hours before the mall was scheduled to open. With no sign of forced entry, "there is a possibility that he slept in the [theater] over night after it closed down," the report speculates.

According to the "medium to poor quality surveillance footage" viewed by police, the hooded suspect allegedly struggles to open money boxes and cash registers in the theater. After several unsuccessful attempts, he's then seen "going to a lower level and getting a tool to assist him in his efforts at getting these money boxes and cash drawers open," the report states. "He fails get the money drop boxes open but succeeds in forcing the cash register boxes open, damaging them."

"He obtains no money."

Another set of cameras then captures the bored and/or undeterred suspect wandering upstairs, to a restricted area of the theater reserved for employees. According to the police report, the suspect "is seen pulling out a Mt Dew soda from the employee refrigerator. He starts to drink from the bottle then places it with a pair of Air Jordans he had found into a plastic bag. Suspect takes an employees North Face Jacket. He finds an employees bicycle and starts to ride it around on the floor."

"He eventually takes this bicycle with him," the report adds. It's unclear from the police report how the suspect might've exited the building, allegedly with the shoes, soda, and bicycle taken from the theater's employees, but police were able to lift several fingerprints from the theater that they hope to match with the suspect soon.

 

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yelahneb 1
"The Bicycle Thief" for a new generation.
Posted by yelahneb http://www.strangebutharmless.com on February 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 2
He took a Mountain Dew?

I bet he's a mormon.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on February 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM · Report this
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"Bored and/or undeterred, another set of cameras then captures the suspect wandering upstairs, to a restricted area of the theater reserved for employees."

UI: You should place "Bored and/or undeterred" after "suspect", not at the beginning. Otherwise it mangles the meaning, suggesting that the cameras were bored. It's an error I see a lot and it's quite distracting, so I thought it worth pointing out.
Posted by Actionsquid on February 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM · Report this
Zebes 4
This is the worst Barefoot Bandit sequel yet.
Posted by Zebes http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM · Report this
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@3 good eye (and ear)
Posted by Guest Author on February 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 6
@3: If you spent your existence videotaping a movie theater non-stop, I'm guessing you'd describe yourself as bored and undeterred as well.
Posted by Cracker Jack on February 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM · Report this
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@6: Well played.
Posted by Actionsquid on February 26, 2013 at 2:03 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 8
@3, I see where you're coming from although I don't agree that the structure suggests the cameras are bored/undeterred. My problem is that if you put bored and/or undeterred after "suspect," you have to add extra commas that muddle up the flow of the narrative:

"Another set of cameras then captures the bored and/or undeterred suspect wandering upstairs, to a restricted area of the theater reserved for employees."

"Another set of cameras then captures the suspect, bored and/or undeterred, wandering upstairs to a restricted area of the theater reserved for employees."

Anyway, that's my opinion.

Posted by Cienna Madrid on February 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 9
@3, nevermind! You are totally right and I am off-topic. Jocelyn already tweaked the post.
Posted by Cienna Madrid on February 26, 2013 at 2:27 PM · Report this
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Cienna, I proposed this to Mary at slog happy hour, but you need to arrange a meeting with the Catholics in charge of local health care rules, and then show up in the avatar costume.

There needs to be a test.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 26, 2013 at 2:56 PM · Report this

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