Saturday, February 17, 2007

Justice to Prevail

On 04 February, we wrote about a 74 year old Minnesota farmer who chased down a gasoline thief and ended up facing felony charges for doing what we hope decent citizens everywhere would do - namely, get involved.

Well according to this Sun Times article, the felonies have been downgraded to two misdemeanors AND the thief (who pled guilty) is defending the farmer for doing the right thing and offered to help in any way possible:
  • CAMBRIDGE, Minn. -- A man pleading guilty to stealing gas and a car radiator offered support for the retired farmer who was charged with threatening him with a shotgun.
  • Englund chased [Christian Smith and an accomplice] while calling the sheriff's office on a cell phone. After the vehicles stopped and a deputy sheriff arrived, Englund's shotgun was found to be unloaded, according to police.
  • ''I don't think he should be held responsible," Smith said. "I committed a crime and, you know, he did what he probably thought was right.''
As good as it is to see this 74 year old farmer chasing down a thief, it's amazing to see the thief step up and take responsibility for his actions. And it's even more gratifying to see this goofy sheriff who originally approved these charges back pedalling so fast he's leaving skidmarks.

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

has anyone ever noticed how much Seiser ooks like Kramer from Seinfeld?

2/16/2007 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous ass clown said...

The story behind the story: it had nothing to do with stealing gasoline. The farmer wanted the other guy to participate in a threesome with his esteemed bovine "Gladys." The guy refused, commenced whipping the farmer with his own double ended "marital aid" and THATS when the farmer went ape shit on the dude. That is what happened, I swear I read it on al Jazeera.com.

2/17/2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:
Heard Purple Shades got his hand crushed in another po's car door tonight? What kind of asshat gets his hand injured while assisting a unit stuck in the snow?
This guy is a walking disaster! He should be confined from working the 30 sector in 009.
Hopefully, this injury will give the white shirts time to find someone more suited to work the 30 sector.
Seriously, what kind of nutcase gets his hand smashed like that anyway? It's time for the ticking time bomb p-shades to let REAL POLICE patrol the 30 sector. Speaking for the 3-11 shift, it's obvious he CANNOT handle the ghetto.
-009 Afternoons

2/17/2007 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a sad state of affairs when decent people cant protect themselves or their property without facing criminal charges.

2/17/2007 02:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need this guy for our police chief. Ban those guns and lockup all who use them.

2/17/2007 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. I criminal taking responsibility for his actions... Hot Damn. Never happen in Chicago though... Too many 'set-ups'.

2/17/2007 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the bullshit downgrading to misdemeanors. This old man needs to be cleared of ANY wrong doing. Amazing the thief stepped up to the plate. Good for him. That just makes the sheriff look more like an ass.

2/17/2007 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"let REAL POLICE patrol the 30 sector. Speaking for the 3-11 shift, it's obvious he CANNOT handle the ghetto.-009 Afternoons"

Tellz us how it should go down, While yer patrolln da 30 sector "protectn da fyne citizins of Chicaga,

Perhaps you can go over to the firehouse house on Lowe and regale them with your tuffguy stories.
WHAT A STROKE!

2/17/2007 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All charges should be dropped against the 74 year old man, charges should be filed against the sheriff for malicious prosecution. It's very sad that people who swore to defend the Constitution act in a manner that demeans it. The old guy did nothing wrong.

2/17/2007 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo to the old guy--thank God he didn't keel over from a heart attack. The very idea of arresting him at all is WRONG. Wrong. and WRONG again.

2/17/2007 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me guess, was the offender "white"?

2/17/2007 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:10AM
Hey douchebag! Purple showed up at work today. Guess the white shirts won't find a replacement huh?
I'm glad the crazy fucker continues to prove you wrong! I'm glad he's in the 30 sector BACKING me up too!
When are you anonymous bitches gonna dis' the man face to face? You talk all of your smack on SCC, but you NEVER tell him in person whatcha think. Are you scared?
Got ur back p-daddy!

2/18/2007 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/17/2007 01:10:00 AM

Jesus that is coming from a blue shirt in 009? You afternoon guys are all assholes and your retarded midnights morons aren't far behind you.

2/18/2007 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-009 Afternoons

2/17/2007 01:10:00 AM

And why are you such a pussy coward?

2/18/2007 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attention P-shades!
First- People in 009 are threatened by your leadership abilities. You ALREADY know that being in charge means being lonely at the top.
2nd- You are without a doubt one of the nicest and dependable people in 009. Please don't let negative people upset you brother.
3rd-Lead as you lead in the Army. Your friends will follow....your enemies will fall to the wayside!
-USMC proud in 009

Keep kicking ass out there...some of us appreciate your efforts!!!

2/18/2007 11:38:00 PM  

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