Daniel Baines, a Canadian man, admitted to shoplifting nearly $100 in razor blades from a Vancouver super market So why did a judge award him $10,645?
In the process of fleeing, he was tackled and subdued by the store's employees. He struggled in vain to escape. Force was employed.... and this sad sack of a man lost a tooth.
What kind of world are we living in ... where you can't risk "hurting" this kind of worthless vermin? He's lucky they didn't take a wrench to his head, or worse, throw him in the store's bailer.
This wasn't a matter of employees making a mistake...tackling the wrong man or pummeling him within inches of his life.
They tackled and subdued a criminal.
How can ANYONE be sorry for a guy who steals razor blades? It's not like this was some starving, homeless kid who wanted a Snickers bar.
And what kind of message does this send to other would-be thieves? "You have nothing to lose"? That's what it sounds like to me.... You either get away with stolen merchandise... or simply struggle to the point of personal injury, then the store's owner -- the very person you're screwing over -- has to hand you 10 grand.
I know justice is blind but, damn, can't she take a peek once in a while?