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November 2, 1996 | Associated Press
A shop owner upset at two 13-year-old boys he suspected of shoplifting is accused of driving them into the Cascade Mountains and leaving them there without socks, shoes or sweaters as temperatures dropped into the 30s. John Whisenhunt, 25, was arrested Thursday and charged with kidnapping. He was being held on $100,000 bail. Whisenhunt is accused of taking the boys from his compact disc store Wednesday and into the mountains after one of them allegedly stole a CD.
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NEWS
December 11, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A wealthy dentist and members of his family charged with buying luxury items from a hired shoplifter were ordered to stand trial in the case. Gregory Dick, 58, his wife Judy, 56, and son James, 32, were released without bond after an appearance in Ramsey County District Court where they did not enter a plea. A daughter, Stacy Zehran, 33, a lawyer who lives in Chicago, was also charged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 16-year-old daughter of actor Charlie Sheen was arrested for burglary with three friends after they allegedly shoplifted $3,300 in merchandise from two upscale Malibu boutiques, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Sheen's only daughter was arrested Wednesday after a customer at the Stella Maris shop on Cross Creek Road allegedly saw the teenagers take items to their car and speed away. A shop clerk reported the license plate to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1995 | L.D. STRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman arrested on suspicion of shoplifting Tuesday claimed to be the wife of the Pakistani consul general in Los Angeles, police reported, but the consul denied that's who she is. The woman detained by private guards at the Costco store at 6100 Sepulveda Blvd. said she was Aisha Khan, 41, and displayed papers identifying her as a relative of a Pakistani consular official, said Sgt. William McAllister of the LAPD's Van Nuys Division.
NEWS
November 28, 1988 | From United Press International
A drugstore security guard shot to death a suspected shoplifter who had threatened him with a razor blade, police said Sunday. The guard, who was not charged, had escorted the shoplifter outside the Thrifty Drug and Discount Store at 650 S. Alvarado shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. T. Taitreau said. The guard fired a warning shot into the air and ordered the suspect to drop the blade but he continued to advance and slash with it, Taitreau said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Newport Beach police have a lesson for shoplifters: Don't try it. Or, at the very least, if you're given the chance to put something back, do it. Officers say David Ramirez, 18, of Yorba Linda learned that lesson the hard way Friday night when he allegedly tried to swipe a $9.99 bottle of Hiram Walker Peppermint Schnapps. An employee at Albertsons supermarket at 3100 W. Balboa Ave. discovered a man trying to conceal a bottle in his clothing. "The employee tells him, 'Put it back and leave.
NEWS
February 11, 1990 | Associated Press
The mayor of Blacksburg has been charged with shoplifting two Valentine's Day cards and a candle, police said. Mayor Geraldine Dixon, 47, was arrested last week after she was detained by Wal-Mart Discount City employees, Gaffney Police Sgt. Danny Griggs said Friday. Dixon was charged with taking $3.54 in merchandise and released after paying a $237 bond, Griggs said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1989 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
Margo Adams, the former Miss Stanton who filed suit against baseball star Wade Boggs after their four-year love affair broke up last year, pleaded guilty of shoplifting Monday in Newport Beach. As part of three years of unsupervised probation, Adams was ordered to pay $1,030 in fines and penalties and to put in 80 hours of community service. Because the shoplifting occurred while she was on probation for a previous conviction, Adams was sentenced to an additional 50 hours of community work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1996
Police said Thursday that they recovered more than $100,000 in merchandise from the home of a Moreno Valley couple who have been charged with operating a professional shoplifting ring at the Glendale Galleria and other Southland shopping malls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1996 | BONNIE HAYES
Disneyland has ended its 4-year-old practice of collecting fines from suspected shoplifters immediately after they are detained. Instead, the park will request payment only from guests who are convicted of a crime, park officials said Monday.
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