Originally Posted by Red in Atl
I am not making excuses. His Macy card stated that he bought the original shirts. He brought them back to exchange them and he swapped them out himself. That's not stealing. That's why he got off.
I was merely stating that there seem to be so many "perfect" people here on Redzone, that they probably can't let that infraction go. So they will pile up on Mike just for that reason.
He did not get off, did he? Didn't he plead guilty to an offense? More importantly, why didn't the fact that this was a misunderstanding come up until after he talked to a defense lawyer?
Do you really think that if a known MLB pitcher told the store that this was an exchange and you could find the charge on hs store card, that they would have called the cops?
FYI, I confess I am bit jaded... In the case I discussed, the guy also was able to come up with a receipt... Although this was months after the arrest and on the eve of trial. It wasn't until after the acquittal we found that a relative who worked at the store had entered the sale and altered the date of the transaction. If a small time punk could pull this off, well...
Again, this is not a major deal, as I have said before. A kid shoplifted, probably for some thrill.