Viral Video Shows 'Homeless Santa' Casually Taking All The Liquor He Wants In Hollywood
Democrats have all but destroyed California. Between homelessness, unsanitary conditions, lawlessness, and the rising cost of living—The once adored state has quickly become a cesspool for degenerates. A new viral video shows an alleged homeless man in a Santa hat brazenly robbing a Los Angeles store of several bottles of Bacardi rum.
By 'rob' I mean that the man just walked in and gleefully packed his backpack full of the liquor. He then smiled for the camera before casually walking back out.
“Transient in Santa hat helping himself to free bottles of liquor courtesy of George Gascón at the Target on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood,” the account tweeted. “What about the mask mandate and no smoking indoors? That must just be meant for the rest of us that follow the rules.”
According to Hoover Institute 'we probably shouldn't call it shoplifting anymore', referring to the rampant uptick and tolerance of the crime:
"We probably shouldn’t call it shoplifting anymore, since that term connotes the idea of a person trying to conceal their crime. In San Francisco, there is no attempt to conceal theft, and there is almost never any effort by store employees, including security personnel, to confront the thieves. The most they do is record the thefts with their cell phones.
Why is shoplifting so rampant? Because state law holds that stealing merchandise worth $950 or less is just a misdemeanor, which means that law enforcement probably won’t bother to investigate, and if they do, prosecutors will let it go.
Why won’t store employees do anything about this theft? Because they don’t want to take the risk. I doubt many would, knowing that a Rite Aid employee was murdered recently after trying to stop two thieves. Moreover, a confrontation within the store risks harming not only store staff but also customers, so employees are almost certainly instructed by their managers to do nothing.
Because of this law, California is extending an open invitation to anyone to walk in and take. Just like that—since they know that police or prosecutors won’t bother with a misdemeanor complaint and that store personnel won’t stop them."
Transient in Santa hat helping himself to free bottles of liquor courtesy of George Gascon at the Target on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood. What about the mask mandate and no smoking indoors? That must just be meant for the rest of us that follow the rules. pic.twitter.com/7WFOXRif4D
— STREET PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES (@streetpeopleLA) December 14, 2021
Stung by recent headline-grabbing smash-and-grab robberies, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said he will seek more than $300 million in state funding over three years to boost law enforcement efforts to combat retail theft. His plan does not walk back the dangerous catch-and-release zero bail BS that turns criminals back on the streets. He also did not address the ignorant law that allows criminals to steal up to $1000 worth of merchandise without the fear of jail time.