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.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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).
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)