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December 12, 2010

To Catch a Thief
Posted by Jim Macdonald at 10:54 PM * 12 comments

The video at YouTube only has 318 views as of this writing.

I got the story from one of the back pages of today’s Union Leader. It doesn’t appear to be on their site.

You can read the story in yesterday’s Londonderry News.

It’s a surveillance tape from the Play N Trade in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The video was posted yesterday, Saturday the 10th.

See, there’s this guy, stuffing merchandise under his sweatshirt, over $300 worth, then walking out. The video was recorded at 1030 on Wednesday, 08 December 2010. The store’s owner, who posted the video, is appealing to the public to help find the guy.

Anyway, if anyone happens to recognize the thief, the Londonderry Police are waiting to hear from you. The phone number is on the video.

Comments on To Catch a Thief:
#1 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 12:22 AM:

Oddly, it still marks itself as 318 viewings even after I've watched it (and gone away, and returned a half hour later). I wonder about their counter system?

Don't know the fellow, though.

#2 ::: Marek ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 01:13 AM:

Yup, still at 318.

Oh, and my first thought was: "stealing video games from a store? Is his Internet out or something?"

It probably makes an awful, awful person.

#3 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 01:20 AM:

Let's see if YouTube's counter is down.

The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time currently stands at 2,908,379.

#4 ::: eric ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 01:37 AM:

348 now. Not that I'd have any chance of recognizing him.

#5 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 01:57 AM:

Weird. And now it's 348 for me, too.

#6 ::: Jeremy Leader ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 12:55 PM:

It's at 497 for me (and cheesiest quotes is at 2,913,484).

I suspect they do some sort of batching of updates, so every so often the counters will get incremented by the last 15 minutes' or hour's worth of views.

Needless to say, I didn't recognize the culprit.

#7 ::: Steve Young ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 04:38 PM:

Londonderry News publisher here. Just so you know YouTube only counts you once, you can replay but it will not count you.

Thanks for checking out our story. We had another story last week with the Tasing of a guy that fled on three wheels.

Thanks to the author for referring people to our news website.

#8 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 13, 2010, 06:56 PM:

Welcome to Making Light, Steve.

I write about New Hampshire issues from time to time, and ... we write about a lot of things that involve publishing, the Internet, politics, and other stuff. Please, look around.

Do you happen to write poetry?

#9 ::: Steve Young ::: (view all by) ::: December 14, 2010, 11:59 AM:

No poetry from me!
I am a reluctant writer that prefers photography.

Our "News Site" started in March 2007 the intent was to show that Londonderry is the best place to live work and play. Sometimes (a lot of times) the news includes the bad stuff. At least in NH most of the time the good guys win.

As far as publishing we are at 4,800 stories today.

I don't know why but I get the feeling you may be interested in a guy in our town that makes Mead.

Could be the "poetry question" his naming technique is to appeal to the sensual side of women.

#10 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: December 14, 2010, 01:54 PM:

Hey, Steve.

When they catch that shoplifter guy, make sure you tell us, okay?

Mead ... we talk about cooking, too. Any favorite recipes?

And you can make links clickable here with your standard basic HTML:

<A HREF="">Example Link</A>

#11 ::: Jacque ::: (view all by) ::: December 14, 2010, 04:27 PM:

I seem to recall that there's a fairly substantial subset of our membership that does homebrew and suchlike, too.

Hi, Steve Young! ::waves from Colorado::

#12 ::: Steve Young ::: (view all by) ::: December 21, 2010, 05:06 PM:

No news yet on the perp, it will be in the police logs when they catch him. We publish those each week with all the detail. This week we had someone calling because a hunter was "hunting for children"

Sometimes it just takes time.

We have one columnist that has done some food stories, a personal chef less often than our readers would like.

Dishing with Chef Patti

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