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Police: Grinch was packing a BB gun when he rifled through packages on people's porches in Roslindale

Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he scooped up toys and sneakers awaiting delivery on porches in the area of Rosecliff Terrace and Cliftondale Street in Roslindale early Sunday evening.

Responding officers soon located the suspect and performed a pat frisk which led to the recovery of a Sig Sauer handgun from the suspect’s waistband which was later determined to be a BB gun. Officers also recovered a stolen pair of sneakers which had been removed from packaging which was addressed to the home on Rosecliff Terrace. Officers continued their investigation and were able to recover several toys which had been removed from their packaging and discarded by the suspect on Cliftondale Street.

Johnatan Cordero-Garcia, 23, was charged with larceny under $1,200 and receiving stolen property, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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That BB gun was supposed to be Ralphie's present.

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At least he shops local.

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But how the (expletive) was he not charged with armed robbery?

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Because that’s not how the law is (expletive) written.

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.. a robber.

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Just a thief.

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This walks a line on DA Rollins' list.

She includes larceny under $250, while this charge was $1200.
She also includes receiving stolen goods.
Hard to say what she'll think about the Gun since it's a bb gun.

Great job, BPD. But my bet is this guy walks free.

https://rollins4da.com/policy/charges-to-be-declined/

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The only thing that could stop a thief with a BB gun is... Ralphie with his official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle... with a compass in the stock.

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Running around with a very real looking fake gun? Sure, it's good to use on people who are unarmed but someone with a real gun, like say a responding police officer, would presumably be much more likely to perceive you as a deadly threat and react accordingly.

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that’d be a shame...

...for the shooting officer who has to deal with the aftermath

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He wasn’t bright.

His death would still be a sorrowful result of both.

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Win stupid prizes

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manage not to live a criminal life

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Are given every advantage in life, go on to achieve very high positions, and STILL can't resist being criminals.

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There are some great youtube videos out there about creative people putting fake packages on their doorstep. Somebody in Dorchester needs to step up.

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