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    It should always be that easy!
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    Good grief! I kept imagining a comedy commentary!

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    Real Florida man would not have mask.

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    Why would the person posting block out the number plate? Let the world see who the prick is!
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    Obviously his father never advised him to keep a small snow shovel in the trunk.

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    Well, he is a d!ck. And serves him right

    But he didn't really do anything.

    What can the cops or courts do to him?

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    Attempted theft, you don't have to be successful for it to be a crime..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    Bad form to get high-centred at the crime scene.
    Awfully nice of the homeowner to offer buddy a shovel and advice about getting wheels on the ground.
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    If he had managed to get it unstuck, it looked like he would have run over himself.

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    it is an economical getaway car.

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    Porch pirate runs aground!
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    Attempted theft, you don't have to be successful for it to be a crime..


    What is that? Like attempted speeding?

    I don't think there is an such thing as, " attempted theft." Not here, anyway.
    He didn't break in. I don't think going to someone's front door is trespassing, so there's nothing there either.
    He didn't take anything.

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    Public mischief, trespassing, there are a variety of nuisance crimes he could be charged with.

    EDIT:
    Just found a news story to go along with the clip, he was charged with theft under $5,000 and fraud under $5,000.
    https://globalnews.ca/news/7557727/a...ught-on-video/

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    Before one defaults to "I don't think" one might look at New York penal code 110.00 which defines intent.

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    This is the sort of thing that reinforces the belief in White supremacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelicanbuilder View Post
    This is the sort of thing that reinforces the belief in White supremacy.
    well that’s a conversation starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Before one defaults to "I don't think" one might look at New York penal code 110.00 which defines intent.


    Knowing it and proving it are two different things. If he admits maybe, but why would he do that?More than likely it will go like this:

    " I stopped to ask directions, I was moving the box out of the way so I could knock on the door. Then he opened the door and started yelling. Fearing for my safety, I took off running."

    PROVE that untrue.





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    About halfway through, I really started feeling sorry for the poor schlub.
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    So here's the NY CODE Ian referenced:

    ined terms as set forth in CJI for that crime.]
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    Under our law, a person is guilty of an attempt to commit a crime when, with intent to commit a crime, he or she engages in conduct which tends to effect the commission of such crime
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    The following terms used in that definition have a special meaning:

    INTENT means a conscious objective or purpose. Thus, a person acts with intent to commit a crime when his or her conscious objective or purpose is to commit that crime.

    How is intent proved here? ( barring confession)

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    Conduct which TENDS TO EFFECT the commission of a crime means conduct which comes dangerously close or very near to the completion of the intended crime.

    He did not come any closer to committing a crime than a nosy neighbor peeking in the box while calling at your door.
    1 See Penal Law §110.00.

    2 SeePenalLaw§15.05(1).Ifnecessary,anexpandeddefinit ionof“inten


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    Anyone who has driven a VW bug should be familiar with the concept of 'attempted speeding'

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    It's true that proving "attempt" can be complex in the absence of confession. I was only taking issue with, "I don't think there is an such thing as, " attempted theft." Not here, anyway."

    If the prosecution has the evidence, an "attempt" charge will be made, sometimes in combination with other charges and sometimes with a bit of over-charging as part of a plea bargain negotiation.

    In all our states, there can be an "attempt" charge for any misdemeanor or felony.

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    It's true that proving "attempt" can be complex in the absence of confession. I was only taking issue with, "I don't think there is an such thing as, " attempted theft." Not here, anyway."
    Ahh, I see. Yes, I was wrong there.

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    Apart from anything else, what a dick getting out of the car and trying to free it up while it's in gear and running ...I couldn't wait for it to suddenly find traction and take off down the road without him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Real Florida man would not have mask.
    Actually, participation in mask wearing here is quite good, particularly by minority groups.

    The article Richard posted points out he's from Brampton , so, can we just let Cantada take credit for their own idjits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.A Marche View Post
    Obviously his father never advised him to keep a small snow shovel in the trunk.
    I always carried a steel shovel that I could break ice with. I stopped numerous times to the UPS and Postal Service trucks that were stuck after delivering packages. I found there was often a bit of ice where the wheel spun.

    I never got stuck in any car built after '64. All the rear wheel drives had some sort of limited slip differential.

    Front wheel drives, like my Taurus have just one drive wheel. Now I don't go out until roads are cleared.
    Now he's gone. If only he'd be forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    If he had managed to get it unstuck, it looked like he would have run over himself.
    I was waiting for just that.
    Now he's gone. If only he'd be forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    I always carried a steel shovel that I could break ice with. I stopped numerous times to the UPS and Postal Service trucks that were stuck after delivering packages. I found there was often a bit of ice where the wheel spun.

    I never got stuck in any car built after '64. All the rear wheel drives had some sort of limited slip differential.

    Front wheel drives, like my Taurus have just one drive wheel. Now I don't go out until roads are cleared.
    Limited slip (which is expensive) has been mostly replaced by "traction control" which is part of the ABS system. It applies a bit of brake to the spinning wheel - so the other one gets power & then switches back & forth multiple times per second as needed. Works amazingly well on front, rear or all rear wheel drive.
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