Mar

23

Columbia Student Arrested at Westside

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A tipster reports that a Columbia student was arrested at Westside around midnight tonight. According to a cashier, the suspect had shoplifted before, but was finally caught tonight, and led away in tears.

Update (1:50): Ricky, the manager at Westside, confirms that a female student was arrested. He noticed her put about $60 worth of groceries into a bag and walk out of the store. When he stopped her, she claimed she had bought them that afternoon. He brought her back inside and called NYPD, and she was taken into custody. Apparently people, including students, attempt to shoplift fairly frequently (perhaps they haven’t noticed the 30 video screens above the cash registers—look up next time you check out!) but that there had not been a Columbia-related incident recently.

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58 Comments

  1. rebecca black  

    gotta get my guac,
    gotta get my cereal
    seein' the cashier, the time is goin'
    tickin' on and on and everyone is rushin'
    gotta get out and shoplift,
    gotta steal this guac, i see the cops~

  2. Concerned Citizen  

    First they arrest the C5 and now they got a shoplifter. I feel so much safer!

  3. awwwww  

    They should have just let her go when she started to cry!

  4. hmm

    it was a girl??? what did she look like

  5. Anonymous

    She's gonna have this shit on her record over 60 dollars whereas tuition alone is freaking 40k+ a year

  6. Anonymous  

    Man, I'm gonna have to be stealth about stealing cookies for the next few weeks.

  7. Westside

    Is very serious about their 1 pita chip tasting per person rule

  8. Anonymous

    was it a columbia or barnard girl? We all know how much Barnard girls like to steal an ivy league identity, probability leads me to wonder if it wasn't a barnard girl, can we get a fact check?

  9. Average Notetaker

    Westside also has a sign by the door, next to all those sweet Jester advertisements, which reads, ""If you steal, you will go to jail." Maybe, the classic rock inspires such behavior. They should switch to Top 40 radio like EVERY deli.

  10. nooby lawyer  

    What they might do is give here a civil demand letter, asking here to pay for the wasted time of employees and the food.

  11. At this rate  

    I'm going to waste over 50 swipes. Dining could have easy helped this kid out, or set up some system where I can donate my wasted swipes. I know about the workstudy system where you work in the dining hall for food, but it's already filled. In fact, the whole work study system is broken, there are not enough jobs for everyone.

    • Anonymous  

      Thats just not true. Where I work there are plenty of shifts open to be taken. If you make the effort to find a job, there is one available to you. She, however, decided to take the easy way out and not work. I understand the pressures of having to live on a tight budget. No one is denying that Columbia is expensive, but there is also no denying that she has had ample opportunities to cope, and instead she chose to shoplift.

      • Anonymous  

        seconded. If you're looking for a card-swiping job, then you're SOL - those get snapped up before the semester really gets into swing, but if you're willing to do a bit more work, you can be a secretary in almost any department for $10-$12/hr. Take some initiative and email a department already.

      • Anonymous  

        taking an extra shift or two at my 9$/hr work study job is jack shit compared to the 30k in debt i'll have when I graduate.

        and a swipe sharing system would cost dining money therefore it will never happen

      • Agreed  

        As an international student who doesn't even qualify for work-study, I still managed to find a job for the last 2 school years. It takes some work to find work.

    • FYI  

      Try checking public safety, there may be shifts.

    • Anonymous  

      You can also be a TA and get paid through work-study

    • Anonymous  

      Libraries have positions coming out the ass for work-study. Easy jobs too (except Butler). If you can't find a job and you have work-study, you are retarded.

  12. Anonymous  

    this is nobody's fault, but hers!! she deserves to be fairly punished

  13. Anonymous  

    but, like let's face it... 60 bucks of groceries at westside was probably just a pack of gum and a smartwater

  14. no sympathy

    BRING TUPPERWARE TO JOHN JAY.

    YOU CAN GET ENOUGH FOOD FOR A WEEK IN 1 TRIP. IF U GET CAUGHT THEY SAY "TISK TISK YOU NAUGHTY NAUGHTY BOY/GIRL/TRANNY"

    I SAY SUCK IT $13 SWIPES, IM GETTIN MY MONEYS WORTH

  15. Anonymous  

    it's next to impossible to find a job with casual employment.

  16. Anonymous

    also some of us are poor BECAUSE the tuition/room is more than 50K. not that i steal or anything.

  17. I LOVE  

    IT!!!!!!!!! COLUMBIA HAS ITS OWN LINDSAY LOHAN!

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