A surprising crime wave of shoplifting is sweeping the nation, however CBS’s Tony Dokoupil on Wednesday excused it as an “act of desperation” as a result of the folks doing it are “not getting rich.” The rich This Morning host up to now has cheered socialism and ranted concerning the rich leaving “us” with crumbs.
Correspondent Vladimir Duthiers performed video of a person on a bicycle inside a Walgreens in San Francisco. Security and clients seemed on as he stuffed what gave the impression to be hair merchandise into a large trash bag. Dokoupil started his protection by insisting, “So crime is never justified, of course —.” He was interrupted, however you might really feel the “but” approaching.
Dokoupil spun, “That reads as an act of desperation. You’re not getting rich off what you take from a Walgreens. You’re getting probably something you need. I don’t know the details of that particular case.”
This was an excessive amount of even for Dokoupil’s co-hosts. They skeptically responded:
VLADIMIR DUTHIERS: I imply, a bag full of — they seemed like hair merchandise?
ADRIANA DIAZ: That’s what it says. Hair merchandise. Which are precious.
DUTHIERS: Which are precious. He’s filling his bag.
None of that is notably surprising coming from Dokoupil. On January 31, 2019 he used actual pies to persuade unwitting mall clients that socialism was the best way to go. Yelling on the patrons, “We got some free pie here! Free pie!” he then ranted about how the rich consolidate energy whereas the center class “got some crumbs.”
On June 9, 2021, he ranted concerning the “super rich” leaving “us” with “crumbs.” Dokoupil, it ought to be identified, is a millionaire.
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CBS This Morning
7:48 AM ET
VLAD DUTHIERS: Here are tales we predict you may be speaking about at present. This video exhibits a man in San Francisco stuffing gadgets right into a rubbish bag inside a Walgreens drug retailer whilst two folks, together with a safety guard recorded him on their cell telephones. The suspect appears unfazed. You see him hopping on the bike, pedals between the 2. One man tries to seize the bag, manages to maintain maintain of the stolen loot whereas using the bike exterior the shop. This occurred on Monday. Just watch the brazenness. He places the bag on what seems to be a Lyft bike.
ADRIANA DIAZ: Wow.
DUTHIERS: Tries that — nope. And out the door he goes. So at a latest assembly, Walgreens officers stated thefts at its San Francisco areas have risen to 4 occasions the chain’s nationwide common over the previous 12 months. They’ve additionally needed to shut 17 shops within the metropolis over the previous 5 years, largely as a result of impression of thefts on their enterprise.
TONY DOKOUPIL: So crime is rarely justified, of course —
MASON: will say I feel — might have made a greater effort to cease the bicycle. You might have disrupted the bike.
DUTHIERS: You by no means know, and I feel that there was a motion in some retail areas to not put folks’s lives in jeopardy —
DOKOUPIL: Yeah. Don’t be a hero or toothbrushes —
DIAZ: Should the safety guard be videotaping when a girl subsequent to him is videotaping? You would suppose he would attempt to strategy the man.
DUTHIERS: Yeah. And additionally why did you let him within the retailer with a bicycle. That was my first thought.
DOKOUPIL: That reads as an act of desperation. You’re not getting wealthy off what you’re taking from a Walgreens. You’re getting most likely one thing you want. I do not know the main points of that individual case.
DOKOUPIL: I imply, a bag full of hair merchandise?
DIAZ: That’s what it says. Hair merchandise. Which are precious.
DUTHIERS: Which are precious. He’s filling his bag. In New York City I’ve largely seen off-duty New York City cops in Walgreens and CVS. Probably larger deterrents than safety.