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Shoplifter Gets Caught When Her Mobility Cart Gets Stuck

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the my-kingdom-for-a-bigger-door dept.

Crime 21

Police in Rochester Hills, Michigan caught one of the state's biggest and worst driving shoplifters this week. 400-pound Jerrie Perkins was caught with more than $600 of merchandise after getting her mobility scooter stuck while trying to make a getaway. From the article: "A sheriff’s deputy arrived and asked Perkins to put her hands behind her back, but she 'cursed at the deputy, balled her right hand into a fist and took a fighting stance,' according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. The deputy pulled his Taser and told Perkins to put her hands behind her back, but Perkins brought her fist up over her head and looked directly at the deputy. The deputy Tasered Perkins, who then complied with the deputy’s commands and was taken to jail."

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Sure I'll put my hands behind my back... (1)

Fibe-Piper (1879824) | more than 3 years ago | (#35214276)

I can just imagine the way this played out.

It has all the makings of a South Park episode. Insert Cartman in the role of the nefarious scooter operator and the rest is gravy.

Nah - you're right this is already gold. If there is video this will BLOW up on the internets.

"Mobility Carts" (2)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35214814)

Because "being too fat to walk" is now considered a valid disability!

Re:"Mobility Carts" (3, Interesting)

Cornelius the Great (555189) | more than 3 years ago | (#35216182)

This kind of thing pisses me off. After having knee replacement a few years ago, I was hobbling around on crutches for a month- and shopping with a regular cart was a pain in the ass. There were times when I went to the grocery store and the "mobility carts" were all taken up by fatasses who could really use the exercise.

I've always wanted to tell them off, "Hey tubby, laziness and lack of self-control isn't a disability!"

I can't imagine how people with permanent disabilities would feel in that situation.

Re:"Mobility Carts" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35225412)

I've had a broken foot and surgery to replace a torn ACL in the past 4 yrs. Both times, I refused to get the handicap parking passes. For those that truly need them, they're great. But there are far too many that abuse the system and I didn't want to lump myself in with the lot of them, even though it would have helped.

Lazy people disgust me.

Re:"Mobility Carts" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35243218)

Did you know you can get a handicap sticker for having a drug addiction?

Re:"Mobility Carts" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35265128)

Where, and please be joking...?

Re:"Mobility Carts" (1)

TheMidget (512188) | more than 3 years ago | (#35266200)

Did you know you can get a handicap sticker for having a drug addiction?

What did whoever decided that smoke?

Re:"Mobility Carts" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35243128)

You should come to where I work. ALL the fat people have these carts. Worse, they come flying down the hall and beep once. If you don't move quick, you get run over.

Dumb fat bitch... (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35215462)

They should give her the chair!

Re:Dumb fat bitch... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35254156)

Obligatory replies:
1. There's no electric chair big enough for her.
2. Not a good idea, she would try to run over the executioner.
3. What do you mean, an African or European chair?

Smells like bacon.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35220362)

Smells like bacon.. Not the cop, I am talking about the fried fatty.

Maybe I'm a jerk (1)

Meowfaceman (637882) | more than 3 years ago | (#35236744)

Maybe I'm a jerk, but I think instead of tasing her I'd have pushed her cart over.

Re:Maybe I'm a jerk (2)

Nethemas the Great (909900) | more than 3 years ago | (#35238324)

You must be strong...

Re:Maybe I'm a jerk (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35262796)

If he can tip that mobility scooter, then I want the battery from it. Those batteries are usually 50 lbs!

Where's the video? (0)

Sponge Bath (413667) | more than 3 years ago | (#35243244)

I was hoping to see video of the tasering. The thought of that thieving blob of crud on the ground twitching and screaming makes me smile. Porky societal leeches like that should be airlifted to the Serengeti to feed the cheetahs and hyenas, which would also make entertaining video.

Re:Where's the video? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35254752)

should be airlifted to the Serengeti

I wouldn't do that. If you're going to take the trouble to lift her in the air, you might as well user her as a thor weapon.

Re:Where's the video? (1)

TheMidget (512188) | more than 3 years ago | (#35266208)

Porky societal leeches like that should be airlifted to the Serengeti to feed the cheetahs and hyenas, which would also make entertaining video.

Wouldn't that be cruelty to animals, feedings them rotten food like that?

How she could have avoided getting stuck.. (1)

twebb72 (903169) | more than 3 years ago | (#35264398)

She wouldn't have got her cart stuck if she was riding in a custom conversion mobility tank chair [amsvans.com] !! Enjoy...

Roll 1 D6 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35266210)

Roll one D6 for difficult terrain.
1: you fail, your fat ass is stuck.

Tasering (1)

IronHalik (1568993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35296146)

Isn't 200 pounds of tasered meat and fat jerking uncontrollably in all directions more dangerous then the futile attempt of a chubby who needs wheeled support to move around to punch you?

The officer should be charged (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35324876)

A 400lb woman who is confined to a scooter is clearly not a threat to the officer, regardless of whatever physically offensive posture she might take while seated.

Use of the taser was clearly not justified in this incident, and the officer should be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

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