• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Man shoplifts from San Francisco drug store in broad daylight; Viral bizarre leaves netizens divided

|
Google Oneindia News

San Francisco, June 18: In a shocking video, a young man wearing a black hooded jacket and face covered with a blue bandana was seen shoplifting items from a Walgreens store in San Francisco and putting them into a black garbage bag. He was later seen cycling his way out of the store while while the locals catch the act on their camera.

Man shoplifts from San Francisco drug store in broad daylight; Viral bizarre leaves netizens divided

The entire shoplifting incident was captured by a local reporter named Lyanne Melendez which was later shared on Twitter.

Emotional video of man and bird eating from the same plate goes viralEmotional video of man and bird eating from the same plate goes viral

Taking to Twitter, Melendez wrote, "This just happened." The video garnered a lot of attention. Till now, the video has garnered 5.7 million views on the microblogging site.

Shoplifting was considered to be a serious felony earlier. However, in 2014, a city law called 'Proposition 47' triggered a debate about how serious the crime is.

Under this, stealing goods that were worth less than $950 will be considered a 'misdemeanor' rather than a felony, hence lowering the penalty.

Gujarat shocker: Viral video shows Teenage tribal couple thrashed with sticks for eloping; 3 heldGujarat shocker: Viral video shows Teenage tribal couple thrashed with sticks for eloping; 3 held

Walgreens officials stated in May that thefts in its Frisco stores quadrupled their national average. The chain has had to shutter 17 locations where merchandise was getting lifted rather than bought.

The viral video left the internet divided about the same online. Many felt that the guy should have been punished. They also heavily criticized the law for being so lenient towards an otherwise serious crime.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X