Skip to comments.Woman Arrested After Cruise For Stealing Pack Of Cigarettes In 1991
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. Shell 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 ships 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 dont list an attorney.
And meanwhile law enforcement is busy doing exactly WHAT?
A misleading headline?
Wow. Never saw that before.
Good lesson for her kids, though!
I feel so safe now.
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.
Statute of Limitations?
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.
Now if they could only apprehend Michael Phelps bong, society would be saved!!!
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...
Just curious—Where’s the line?
Below what dollar amount, or after what period of time, does a crime cease to be a crime?
Only felonies have a statute of limitations.
Misdemeanors are forever.
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.
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.
In 1991 more people smoked and a pack of cigarettes had a higher intrinsic value, that’s why!
Yet they can’t find 12,000,000 illegal aliens, many who are collecting government assistance
Does someone now get a bonus for this bust?
Here in Pennsylvania some Democrat controlled money-grubbing boro near Pittsburgh jailed a woman for 140 bucks in unpaid wage taxes.
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.
Have they shot her dog yet?
In the meantime, I nearly drove through a red light this morning and the Feds looked the other way!
“WESH-TV reports that Hall, who is an architect, designs jet engines for Pratt & Whitney.”
After this article and resultant publicity, probably not anymore.
Meanwhile Jon Corzine steals 100 billion dollars and he’s out playing golf.
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.
7 years for normal people.
OH HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!
GUILTY!!!! And throw away the key!
So a 20 year old warrant is valid for any thing.
You might need a clearance for that sort of job. I wonder if she’ll lose hers.
“...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 ships passenger list for terrorists, they found a warrant for Hall.
If she had only gone to Harvard, worked for Goldman Sachs and stolen $50 million, she would be free and clear.
“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
This almost reminds me of the dangerous 5 year old with the bubble gun.
If her name had been Juanita Gonzalez, they wouldn’t have even bothered with arresting her.
I think $85 will buy TWO packs of cigarettes in New York, today, with the taxes up the ass.....
People who think this is about stealing a pack of cigarettes didn’t read the article, nothing new there.
Is that pic from 1991?
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.
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.
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.
Ah, how those big brother government databases come back to bite you in the a$$ .... they never forget, once in there, always in there.
Dont knock it. Its gems like these that serve to expose the true intelligence of many posters