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cnelk 27-Dec-21
LINK 27-Dec-21
SlipShot 27-Dec-21
Hackbow 27-Dec-21
elkmtngear 27-Dec-21
spike78 27-Dec-21
Pat Lefemine 27-Dec-21
White Falcon 27-Dec-21
Bowfreak 27-Dec-21
Smtn10PT 27-Dec-21
ND String Puller 27-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 27-Dec-21
TJS 27-Dec-21
12yards 27-Dec-21
Bowbender 27-Dec-21
drycreek 27-Dec-21
Milhouse 27-Dec-21
Rut Nut 27-Dec-21
Shiloh 27-Dec-21
scentman 27-Dec-21
Bowbender 27-Dec-21
lewis 27-Dec-21
tinecounter 27-Dec-21
midwest 27-Dec-21
Timberking 27-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 27-Dec-21
[email protected] 27-Dec-21
Chuckster 27-Dec-21
Inshart 27-Dec-21
PECO2 27-Dec-21
PECO2 27-Dec-21
midwest 27-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 27-Dec-21
Pat Lefemine 27-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 27-Dec-21
ronsoutdoors 27-Dec-21
TGbow 27-Dec-21
Jaquomo 27-Dec-21
Shaft2Long 27-Dec-21
midwest 27-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 27-Dec-21
Corax_latrans 27-Dec-21
Jaquomo 28-Dec-21
APauls 28-Dec-21
scentman 28-Dec-21
Butcherboy 28-Dec-21
Rut Nut 28-Dec-21
Scar Finga 28-Dec-21
[email protected] 28-Dec-21
Jaquomo 28-Dec-21
BC 28-Dec-21
scentman 28-Dec-21
Butcherboy 28-Dec-21
From: cnelk
27-Dec-21
I just watched this video on YouTube - Crazy story and unbelievable ending.

And yes, it is bowhunting related [stolen bows]

From: LINK
27-Dec-21
That nuts! The kid is a better man than I am and obviously isn’t hurting for cash. I would have absolutely taken the cash to replace those cams. Thief seamed typical trying to justify it as thinking the place was abandoned. Did he also say he painted the cams after stealing the stuff? I thought it sounded like he told a budy he had stolen that stuff and his friend told him about the cams. So he went back and painted them, lol.

From: SlipShot
27-Dec-21
that is AWESOME! I can't believe he did not charge him.

From: Hackbow
27-Dec-21
Crazy stuff.

From: elkmtngear
27-Dec-21
Giving him that money back on video, made the guy feel like even more of a slimeball than he did before!

That being said, I would have probably taken the cash. Kudos to this kid, he absolutely handled the situation professionally, and with class.

From: spike78
27-Dec-21
Wow he is very forgiving I guess the guy stole from the right person.

From: Pat Lefemine
27-Dec-21
I would have taken the cash then pressed charges.

Of course, having 10m views on a commercial YouTube clip just made that kid 30k and the thief is utterly humiliated in his community since everyone will watch the clip. Priceless!

From: White Falcon
27-Dec-21
Great job!

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-21
The kid handled it as best as could be. Definitely a good kid. I would have taken the money. Even if I didn't need it I would have taken it and given it to charity.

From: Smtn10PT
27-Dec-21
Stupid move, he should have prosecuted! Who knows how many times that guy has gotten away with something similar in the past.

27-Dec-21
I want to track down that John Deere skid steer and claim the $300k. Sheesh

From: Grey Ghost
27-Dec-21
Once a thief always a thief. I have no tolerance for them. The guy would be sitting in a jail cell, if it were up to me.

Matt

From: TJS
27-Dec-21
Wow!

27-Dec-21
I don’t know what that young (MAN) is trained in. But I would love to hire him.

He is obviously a creative thinker and a hard worker. And I love how tenacious he is.

Trust me, that weasel he busted would try to get even somehow if given the chance.

He’s the kind of person you let off the hook and he shoots you in the back as you walk away. Or one of the weasels friends will try

From: 12yards
27-Dec-21
There's cameras all over the place, but I thought this stuff was abandoned.

Hmmmmm. I guess if you're going to steal a bunch of stuff, you're not below lying through your teeth.

Lots of excuses, the guy's a dirtbag. I think I probably would have pressed charges.

From: Bowbender
27-Dec-21
The guy is a POS. I would have told him keep the $$. $1,400? Not sure what state, but possibly a felony. This is not the first, second, or third time this @$$hole stole something. Just maybe the first time he was caught.

From: drycreek
27-Dec-21
Yeah, I bet that bastard has been stealing for years. Lock him up !

From: Milhouse
27-Dec-21
I won't be buying one of those floor jacks, I can tell you that much.

From: Rut Nut
27-Dec-21
That is PRICELESS! : )

Being publicly humiliated on YouTube is probably more of a deterrent than actually being charged with a crime. YouTube Justice...........I LOVE it!

From: Shiloh
27-Dec-21
Not that it matters, but no telling what the young guy is worth. His YouTube channel has over 3M subscribers. The hits on the video will make him much more than it ever would if he’d taken the money.

From: scentman
27-Dec-21
I also have cams on my property... you would not believe what your own neighbor does when they think no one is watching... and these are the"nice" neighbor I am talking about, from flipping the bird at my house, defacating on property, leaving weird ritual paraphernalia for intimidating purposes... It started with people leaving garbage on my property, I put up cams and found out a lot of my " nice neighbors". I trust no body since then.

From: Bowbender
27-Dec-21
Shiloh,

Drug dealers are worth millions. I wouldn’t steal from one.

From: lewis
27-Dec-21
Point made point taken interesting way to resolve an extremely bad situation totally priceless Lewis

From: tinecounter
27-Dec-21
Not his first theft and won't be his last. Probably just the first time he's been caught. Press charges; lock him up!

From: midwest
27-Dec-21
I would have taken the POS to the train station.

From: Timberking
27-Dec-21
Yup, the POS thief should of had the book thrown at him. Pretty nice of the “kid” to handle it like that though. BTW, the kid is Cody Detwiler a YouTuber that has whistling diesel YouTube channel. He’s worth like a couple million…

From: Grey Ghost
27-Dec-21
It's obvious the kid was more concerned about making a YouTube video than he was about getting his stolen stuff back. It ties nicely into the social media influence thread. In what world do we live in that making a Youtube video is more important than convicting a proven thief?

Matt

27-Dec-21
And his wife stated off camera, " and you said you would not get caught; what were you thinking?" "There goes our vacation!"

From: Chuckster
27-Dec-21
Wow, not sure I would have been that nice to the thief. I think the wife was pretty surprised at what was happening. The public humiliation will hopefully set him straight.

From: Inshart
27-Dec-21
Here in MN anything over $500.00 is a felony $10,000.00 fine and or 3 years in jail.

Absolutely press charges and take the $1,400.00.

That young MAN has made his point --- and agree, plaster his face and his address all over you tube.

From: PECO2
27-Dec-21
"I would have taken the POS to the train station." x2

From: PECO2
27-Dec-21
Since I don't have a youtube channel, I would have took his money and pressed charges. Looser POS that thief.

From: midwest
27-Dec-21
I'm guessing there had to be a deal made where he would not press charges or take the cash for the cameras in exchange for using the video on his youtube channel.

How many more hits did he just get from this thread alone? How many here just checked out his channel? Smart kid.

From: Grey Ghost
27-Dec-21
So, if you just watch the embedded video on this thread, does the video's owner still get credit for the number of views on his YouTube channel? I'm pretty ignorant about how all that works. How-to videos on various projects that I work on are about the only YouTubing I do.

Matt

From: Pat Lefemine
27-Dec-21
Yes, doesn’t matter if you watch the clip on his channel or embedded elsewhere. The view goes to him regardless and he shares ad revenue with YouTube.

From: Grey Ghost
27-Dec-21
Thanks Pat,

Am I the only one who sees a mis-placed motivation by this kid? He let a proven thief walk free because he knew he had video footage that would go viral and make him thousands of dollars. Had he pressed charges, I'm sure the video would have been considered evidence, and he wouldn't have been allowed to post it on YouTube. That's f-ed up to me.

Matt

From: ronsoutdoors
27-Dec-21
I watched it a few days ago ,The young man was impressive I dont think I would have been so good to the criminal

From: TGbow
27-Dec-21
Either way, the thief got caught

From: Jaquomo
27-Dec-21
Yep, it was the handful of pain pills and the beer that made him do it. What a pile of garbage.

From: Shaft2Long
27-Dec-21
I saw that video a few days ago. He should have pressed charges.

From: midwest
27-Dec-21
It's the kids job. Almost 10 million views!

From: Grey Ghost
27-Dec-21
He didn't press charges because he knew he had a social media gold mine on video that he wouldn't have been able to capitalize on if he did press charges. The kid is smart, and a great capitalist, but he made a bad decision for selfish reasons, IMO.

Matt

27-Dec-21
“ The kid is smart, and a great capitalist, but he made a bad decision for selfish reasons, IMO.”

You mind if I share that? (And I mean that in the Pre-Social Media sense of the phrase!).

From: Jaquomo
28-Dec-21
I dunno. This was obviously not the first rodeo for this scumbag thief. Pressing charges would have accomplished what? Probation? Then he carries on with his low-rent criminal enterprise? YouTube shaming, especially if it goes viral in that town, might have more impact on the future of his criminal ventures.

Kid got his stuff back, which was what he wanted, made a bunch of money from the video, which he also wanted, didn't break any laws or do anything unethical, and totally outed the scumbag in public. Sounds like a win-win-win-win. More people should do this if they have the opportunity, given the total impotence of our criminal justice system these days.

From: APauls
28-Dec-21
What is a worse punishment - being charged and going through the farce of a legal system or being humiliated in front of 10 MILLION people and more for the rest of time. There isn’t a person that that man knows that won’t know what he did. WAY worse than the justice system. You think he escaped justice? You think he’s still got a job? I doubt it. That mans life is ruined. Picture family gatherings, workplace gossip and on and on it goes. It’s way more personal when everyone gets to watch the video. Hearing someone got nabbed is one thing. Watching them and feeling the emotion is another entirely.

I’d bet 2 years from now he WISHES he could have just quietly paid the price for his sins. It’s a new world out there and that’s some sweet new justice.

From: scentman
28-Dec-21
I didn't think you could actually film someone unless they gave permission... me thinks the whole thing was staged. Many of the sjw on you tube are staged tear jerkers for hits on channel... pretty savvy way to make Benjamin's.

From: Butcherboy
28-Dec-21
I didn’t watch it. Probably not going to either. I just opened the thread to see what it was about because the title caught my interest. I thought it was going to be some great hunting footage.

From: Rut Nut
28-Dec-21
I’m betting the kid told him he would NOT press charges as long as he signed a release(allowing use of his image on video! ;-)

Also betting this is NOT staged!

From: Scar Finga
28-Dec-21
From what I have read, there there is no law against filming someone or taking their pictures, that includes audio. There are exceptions, but I don't believe this fell under that category! I just read of a situation here locally, where a guy had the cameras on his house pointed at his neighbors backyard/ pool where his wife and daughter swam/ laid out... The police told the home owner with the pool they could nothing about it!!!! Same with the drones that record...

28-Dec-21
Feels staged by a YouTuber to make money

From: Jaquomo
28-Dec-21
It IS some great hunting footage! Kid used trail cams to catch his prey. This was more entertaining than 95% of "hunting" vids posted on YT.

From: BC
28-Dec-21
Judging by the thief's home and property, he looks well off. Some guys are just thieves I guess. I think the kids handled it very calmly, better than I probably would have. Intellect over emotion is the way to go. I have no problem with the kid posting it or making a buck. Wish more thieves would get out'ed (eg - trail cam thieves).

From: scentman
28-Dec-21
I'll bet my old "Darton" that the people believe that this is real believe in the Moon landing, where they had camera equipment, a 4 wheel drive rover propelled all over the moonscape... yea, and the fact that China had nothing to do with the virus. ;0)

From: Butcherboy
28-Dec-21
LOL Lou!

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