One Man Crime Spree
Daryl Kelly reported, in Sunday's edition of the Los Angeles Times, "For Thousand Oaks, one of the safest large cities in the nation, authorities say Jason Wines was a one-person crime spree.Wines, 25, who lived in bushes next to a Thousand Oaks freeway, was recently sentenced to a year in Ventura County Jail after pleading guilty to eight felony counts of grand theft, vehicle burglary and receiving stolen property.
Wines' crimes, committed over a three-month period, accounted for about half of Thousand Oaks' 13% increase in major offenses during the first half of 2004, compared with the same period in 2003, officials said."
So does that mean Wines was caught fencing in the bushes?
We also wonder how he hid all that loot?
He sounds like a 21st Century Robin Hood. Mistaking Thousand Oaks for Sherwood Forest, the thief robbed from the semi-rich to give to the poor (himself). This is the stuff of legends...or at least a sketch from the old "Flip Wilson Show."