15th September 2003, 04:59 PM
Pirated CD shop
i was walking through Bedok a few weeks back when i came across a pirated software shop. At the front of the shop, above the cashier, was a sign that had something to the effect of "shoplifters will be handed over to police and persecuted".
Frankly, i was quite amused. i did a (very) casual check with a lawyer friend. Yep, he said, they can persecute a shoplifter, though practically, they would be nuts to so do, bcoz to sue a shoplifter, one must produce the stolen item as official exhibit.
1. Does stealing stolen goods constitute an offence? Just want to verify this.
2. Does anyone know of a pirated CD shop who actually called the police (i mean for shoplifting)?
15th September 2003, 05:08 PM
1.) Of course, 2 wrongs don't make a right.
2.) I think their "police" is their mafia gang, you know, bring you into dark alley and teach you some manners...
16th September 2003, 01:03 AM
16th September 2003, 08:53 AM
think the sign should have read "Shoplifters will be beaten up".
16th September 2003, 09:06 AM
the product is just a few dollars and its affordable for the fellow singapore citizens. who wants to steal man.