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Woman Arrested After Cruise For Stealing Pack Of Cigarettes In 1991
CBS Tampa ^ | January 23, 2013

Posted on 01/23/2013 1:17:19 PM PST by nickcarraway

A woman returning from a cruise vacation is being held in a central Florida jail on a warrant from 1991.

Brevard County Jail records show 41-year-old Robin Hall is being held on an out-of-county warrant. She’ll stay there until she is transferred to Orange County — possibly on Thursday — where she was arrested more than 20 years ago for stealing a pack of cigarettes at a local Wal-Mart. She was 18 at the time.

Hall tells WESH-TV she owes the state $85 in court costs.

“I just want it all to be over so I can go home,” Hall told the station.

She was taken into custody last week after arriving at Port Canaveral from vacation with her family. WESH reports that when authorities checked the cruise ship’s passenger list for terrorists, they found a warrant for Hall.

WESH-TV reports that Hall, who is an architect, designs jet engines for Pratt & Whitney.

Jail records don’t list an attorney.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Florida
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1 posted on 01/23/2013 1:17:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

And meanwhile law enforcement is busy doing exactly WHAT?

How dumb.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 1:20:02 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway

A misleading headline?

Wow. Never saw that before.

/s


3 posted on 01/23/2013 1:20:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Good lesson for her kids, though!


4 posted on 01/23/2013 1:21:08 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway

I feel so safe now.

5 posted on 01/23/2013 1:21:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: nickcarraway

A warrant for unpaid court costs?!? That seems a bit severe. Here in West Virginia all they do with unpaid fines and court costs is not let you renew your drivers license until they are paid.


6 posted on 01/23/2013 1:25:17 PM PST by apillar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Statute of Limitations?


7 posted on 01/23/2013 1:28:20 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

Let this be a lesson to her. Next time, she needs to get herself elected to Congress as a Democrat, then she can steal billions with no fear of prosecution or arrest.


8 posted on 01/23/2013 1:29:02 PM PST by centurion316
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Now if they could only apprehend Michael Phelps bong, society would be saved!!!


9 posted on 01/23/2013 1:29:49 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: nickcarraway

Stealing a pack of smokes 20 years ago? Yep, arrest her and confiscate all her belongings too. Why, she’s not fit to live a free life, doggone it!

Meanwhile Jon Corzine sits by the pool and laughs...


10 posted on 01/23/2013 1:30:02 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: nickcarraway

Just curious—Where’s the line?

Below what dollar amount, or after what period of time, does a crime cease to be a crime?


11 posted on 01/23/2013 1:30:06 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
IBNGV (In Before NOT GUILTY Votes!)


12 posted on 01/23/2013 1:31:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: massgopguy
Statute of Limitations?

Only felonies have a statute of limitations.

Misdemeanors are forever.

</sarcasm>

13 posted on 01/23/2013 1:31:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: apillar

The first thing that came to mind was “Statute of Limitations”. But, I suppose once you flee the jurisdiction, the clock stops.

I remember that about a year before he ran for President, Barack Obama made a splash locally because he returned to the Commonwealth to pay outstanding parking tickets in Cambridge, from his Harvard days. He could have been arrested at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, where he first came to national attention. Sounds like a missed opportunity to me.


14 posted on 01/23/2013 1:32:51 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: centurion316

15 posted on 01/23/2013 1:32:53 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is what happens when a state goes to the “Dark Side” during an election.

Obozo did carry Flori-DUH in the last election, now it is a police state with lib-tards in charge.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 1:33:45 PM PST by Chief901 (Tyranny coming to an area near you soon !)
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To: nickcarraway

In 1991 more people smoked and a pack of cigarettes had a higher intrinsic value, that’s why!


17 posted on 01/23/2013 1:34:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

Yet they can’t find 12,000,000 illegal aliens, many who are collecting government assistance


18 posted on 01/23/2013 1:36:18 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: nickcarraway

Does someone now get a bonus for this bust?


19 posted on 01/23/2013 1:36:18 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: apillar

Here in Pennsylvania some Democrat controlled money-grubbing boro near Pittsburgh jailed a woman for 140 bucks in unpaid wage taxes.


20 posted on 01/23/2013 1:36:34 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Revolting cat!; All

cost of a pack of smokes in 1991... in Florida... what? $1.00? These days you need like a couple platinum coins with 0bozo’s likeness on it.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 1:38:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: MichaelCorleone

Have they shot her dog yet?


22 posted on 01/23/2013 1:38:53 PM PST by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

In the meantime, I nearly drove through a red light this morning and the Feds looked the other way!


23 posted on 01/23/2013 1:40:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

“WESH-TV reports that Hall, who is an architect, designs jet engines for Pratt & Whitney.”

After this article and resultant publicity, probably not anymore.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 1:42:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s/15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-Defense is The First Human Right.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

GUILTY!!!!!


25 posted on 01/23/2013 1:44:35 PM PST by YOMO
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile Jon Corzine steals 100 billion dollars and he’s out playing golf.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 1:45:05 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Revolting cat!
IBNGV (In Before NOT GUILTY Votes!)

...uh...I think you meant IBGAHV (in before guilty as hell votes)
27 posted on 01/23/2013 1:45:54 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: massgopguy

If she didn’t have a job to lose, I’d have stayed in jail and fought it with a public defender and taken Wal-Mart to small claims court and cost as many people as much money and time as possible. I wouldn’t leave jail in fact.


28 posted on 01/23/2013 1:50:24 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Exactly.


29 posted on 01/23/2013 1:51:18 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Arm_Bears
Below what dollar amount, or after what period of time, does a crime cease to be a crime?

7 years for normal people.

30 posted on 01/23/2013 1:53:05 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: nickcarraway
"...WESH-TV reports that Hall, who is an architect, designs jet engines for Pratt & Whitney..."

Uh, remind me not to fly on anything powered by Pratt & Whitney.
31 posted on 01/23/2013 1:55:09 PM PST by frankenMonkey
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To: Revolting cat!

OH HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!

GUILTY!!!! And throw away the key!


32 posted on 01/23/2013 1:59:08 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Crimes with no court action has limits. Once the person is identified. The statue of limitations do not apply.

So a 20 year old warrant is valid for any thing.

33 posted on 01/23/2013 2:00:37 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: frankenMonkey

You might need a clearance for that sort of job. I wonder if she’ll lose hers.


34 posted on 01/23/2013 2:01:16 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: nickcarraway

“...She was taken into custody last week after arriving at Port Canaveral from vacation with her family. WESH reports that when authorities checked the cruise ship’s passenger list for terrorists, they found a warrant for Hall.
...”


Homeland Security or local LEO?
I wonder how many passengers on the manifest were skipped over because it was to un-PC to nab them?


35 posted on 01/23/2013 2:06:13 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: nickcarraway

If she had only gone to Harvard, worked for Goldman Sachs and stolen $50 million, she would be free and clear.


36 posted on 01/23/2013 2:07:45 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Jumpmaster

“Have they shot her dog yet?”

I don’t think she has a dog. You don’t see a porkchop around her neck do you? You see, she’s so ugly the she has to.....Oh nevermind


37 posted on 01/23/2013 2:08:57 PM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

This almost reminds me of the dangerous 5 year old with the bubble gun.


38 posted on 01/23/2013 2:09:12 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: nickcarraway

If her name had been Juanita Gonzalez, they wouldn’t have even bothered with arresting her.


39 posted on 01/23/2013 2:13:23 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think $85 will buy TWO packs of cigarettes in New York, today, with the taxes up the ass.....


40 posted on 01/23/2013 2:14:57 PM PST by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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People who think this is about stealing a pack of cigarettes didn’t read the article, nothing new there.


41 posted on 01/23/2013 2:19:19 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that pic from 1991?


42 posted on 01/23/2013 2:20:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Here's a more recent one.


43 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:43 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway
Oh good grief! Can things get any more ridiculous in this country?
44 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:56 PM PST by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The Statute might apply if she’d never been charged. This looks like it’s probably a shoplifting citation where she signed a promise to appear in court, then didn’t show up. At that point, a warrant issues. The statutory period would have been between the time of the crime, and the court date. When you become a fugitive, the statute’s tolled.


45 posted on 01/23/2013 2:30:07 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Revolting cat!

My Eyes!!!


46 posted on 01/23/2013 2:32:44 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Graybeard58

Right on point, as usual.

As an aside, many jurisdictions have limits on extradition, and won’t spend the money to get the fugitive back if some combination of distance and severity of crime isn’t met. Locally, we have cities a hundred miles away that won’t extradite on assault warrants. Apparently Orange’s willing to spend the dough in this case because it’s a short run... or maybe they’re just law and order types.


47 posted on 01/23/2013 2:45:34 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: BipolarBob

And what grounds exactly do you believe she has to challenge Wal-Mart on anything? Either your reading comprehension is seriously flawed or you are seriously confused about the law in general.


48 posted on 01/23/2013 2:53:33 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: nickcarraway

Ah, how those big brother government databases come back to bite you in the a$$ .... they never forget, once in there, always in there.


49 posted on 01/23/2013 2:55:25 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet
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To: Graybeard58

Dont knock it. Its gems like these that serve to expose the true intelligence of many posters


50 posted on 01/23/2013 3:00:12 PM PST by Melas (u)
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