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New Jersey Man Doesn’t Understand the Concept of Double Jeopardy… Or Just Loves Prison

Shoe Robbery Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy? Double crime! After spending 15 years in prison for robbing a children’s shoe store, Christopher Miller headed straight back to the same shop after being released and robbed it again

In 1999, a 25-year-old Christopher Miller was arrested after he forced a bunch of shoe salesmen into the back room of the Stride Rite shoe store in Toms River, tied them up and fled with cash from the register.

Apparently in New Jersey that gets you about 15 years in the slammer so off Miller went.

Fast forward to 2014 and Miller is released from prison. First on his agenda? Rob the shoe store again.

One day after being released Miller, now 40, took a bus from Atlantic City to Toms River to visit his old robbing ground. He entered the shoe store and demanded cash, telling the workers – a teenage boy and 43-year-old woman – to go to the back room. When they refused, he became agitated, grabbed the $389 that was in the cash register and the two employees’ cell phones, and fled the scene. Police later found him a few blocks away and charged him with robbery. Again.

As for why Miller would commit the same crime twice, Toms River Police Chief Mitchell Little has a theory: he really wanted to go back to the comfort of prison (think Brooks in The Shawshank Redemption).

“Maybe that’s the only life he knows, and the only thing he could think of was going back to the same store and doing the same crime again — getting caught and going back where he was taken care of and told what to do and getting meals and shelter and everything else,” he said.

But another theory is that Miller watched the movie Double Jeopardy while in prison and thought “Wait a minute, I can’t be arrested for robbing the same store twice! It’s the perfect crime!”

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Polite But Stupid iPhone Thief Sends Owner Handwritten Numbers

iPhone Thief

A pickpocket in China painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from a stolen iPhone and sent them back to the victim.

The thief, who has apparently never heard of icloud, and the victim, who has apparently never heard of my iPhone, were sharing a taxi together in the central province of Hunan in China when the robbery occurred. The victim, Zou Bin, had nearly 1,000 contact numbers in the device and was so concerned about losing the data that he began sending his phone threatening text messages.

“I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you,” he said in a text message to the thief.

“Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in.”

“Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible.”

The thief must have mistaken Zou Bin for Liam Neeson’s character in Taken (and Taken 2!), because the threats scared him enough to write out (not type out) a thousand names and numbers and send them to the iPhone’s true owner. At that point it might have just been easier to give the whole phone back. But maybe he was concerned about the postage cost?

Zou said he was ‘astonished’ when he received a package containing containing his SIM card and 11 pages of handwritten contacts days later. Noticeably absent, however, was were hand drawn replicas of all Zou’s iPhone photos. Slacker.

“I suppose (the thief’s) hand is swelling,” Zou said.

But despite Zou Bin’s loss of iPhone, he may have inspired the plot for Taken 3:

First they took his daughter.

Then they took his wife.

Now…they take his iPhone!

Via: Metro

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