Re: Caught Shoplifting but Ran and Now Being Charged with Unarmed Robbery
Once you fight/struggle/flee/resist during a shoplift apprehension, whether you 'fight' over the merchandise or not, you may very well end up with a felony robbery charge. It's a very thin line between being arrested for shoplifting and robbery. Once you try to get away, presumably with the merchandise, you escalate your taking from simply a store to taking from a person, which is robbery regardless of the level of resistance you use.
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There is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically without pity."
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