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One Man Crime Spree

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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."

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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."