Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

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A couple stole power tools from Home Depot in the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta.

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PitMix Feb 25, 2020 11:22 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

As I remember, Home Depot used to keep the valuable tools in locked bins up front and you had to ask someone to unlock them to get one. Once their losses are high enough, they will go back to that arrangement, even if that makes them hire one or two actual clerks to check you out. Stealing is still a misdemeanor crime and if it is not being investigated or prosecuted then that is something to talk to the police chief and DA about.

a-1585416956 Feb 23, 2020 10:14 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Things have gotten a little wild lately. I was in the Magnolia Center Ralph's on Friday around 1pm. A guy with a back pack was going in and out of the store with a plastic plate from the salad bar. He was looking around at the entrance, and seeing no employees rushing into the salad bar and helping himself, then going outside eating, then repeating. Really sad, but I couldn't help thinking of that plastic spoon he was eating with dipping into the various items in the bar, over and over again.

CoastWatch Feb 22, 2020 12:27 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

This is the result of Prop 47 - Those who wrote and supported the legislaton and those who voted for it.

CoastWatch Feb 22, 2020 01:55 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Really? You're going to label someone who has a differing opinion... Well, you are in good company as the Edhat editors are with you all the way.

Lucky 777 Feb 22, 2020 10:36 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Thank the politicians who made theft of items valued at under $950 not worth bothering about. Burglaries from cars and homes in San Francisco are doubling annually as a result, the same will happen here.

PitMix Feb 24, 2020 10:54 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

They downvote because they are hoping you never got past high school and will be upset by not being one of the popular kids. That's why they upvote each other to feel better about themselves. I stopped care once Edhat removed censorship through which comments could be removed by downvoting. Sometimes I even downvote myself just for fun!

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 12:06 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Those politicians have names: Assemblywoman Monique Limon and State senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Sacramento does not do this to us: our own elected representatives in Sacramento do this to us - Jackson and Limon. Vote carefully, with this in mind. Past is prologue.

sea dog Feb 22, 2020 09:05 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

I'm surprised this is news. Since the state changed the rules for petty theft, shoplifting has gone crazy. Most of the big box stores in N cal now have private security to chase shop lifters. I was at Harbor Freight when a guy pushed a shopping cart out the door full of welders. A truck stopped and the driver and the thief threw the loot in the back of the truck and took off. The employees said there was a law stopping them from grabbing the thief.

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 08:27 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Policy for allowing shoplifters and thieves to get away are conceived with good intention. Yet like anything, if word gets out that there's no consequence then there's no controlling it. But if the hammer was put down just enough times, these rodents would stop and realize. It's gotten out of control and nobody's doing anything. Even employees are loosing it about their being told to stand down because it erodes pride and loyalty. I know a guy at a Goleta grocery store who says every week teams come into his store and clear out the shelves of medicines and cosmetics. They will see these people on film. They have even talked to them when they've come back and showed the thieves the videos of them. And then just ask them to leave. They and others come back. The only penalty is hire prices for honest shoppers.

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 10:34 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

10:09: Mr MAGA"s predecessor was the one always claimed "people have said" and then trotted out his latest straw dogs to fecklessly shoot down. Maybe you were too young to remember this.

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 10:09 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

@ 8:27 - You're just making crap up. "I know a guy." Sounds like something we're used to hearing all the time from Mr. MAGA, "People are telling me."

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 09:03 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

This story is unbelievable. No business would tolerate that behavior by employees. This is a made up scenario.

Ant lion Feb 21, 2020 08:26 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

coastwatch - it's the store policies that prevent them from manhandling shoplifters. If you're so unhappy here, maybe you should move to a state like Texas - no shoplifting there! LOL

a-1585416956 Feb 22, 2020 01:09 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Agree! Coastwatch should go live with Rush and hang with Moscow Mitch for a change of scenery.

CoastWatch Feb 21, 2020 08:45 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Ant, The policy is in place because they (Home Dept and others) know that is the price of doing business in CA....

MountainMan4865 Feb 21, 2020 05:53 PM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Twice we have bought tools from Home Depot, only to open them up and find crappy, used, broken tools in the box, clearly a 'return'.

RHS Feb 22, 2020 09:06 AM
Theft of Power Tools at Home Depot

Yeah, we know how well society functions when brutality is the standard response. Maybe Tsarist Russia? Maybe Hitler's Germany? Maybe Pol Pot's paradise? Abusing children certainly makes a better adult of them than does loving and educating them. Geeeez.

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