Welcome to the first post in therealnordonia.com blog! This post will highlight Michael Smith’s 2nd felony. Included in these posts will be real witness statements and other pages from the police investigation reports obtained by FOIA requests.
Summary: In 1999, Michael Smith was currently on probation for his first felony. He went to The Buckle in Parmatown mall, selected some items and took them into the fitting room were he cut the security sensors off a t-shirt and a pair of shoes. He put the t-shirt on under his jacket, and ended up leaving the shoes behind. The manager of the store chased Michael across the street, where he eventually took off the shirt and gave it back. He attempted to coax the manager farther into the parking lot, all while keeping his hand in the front pocket of his pants.
The manager finally got Michael to come back to the store where he is met by a Sheriff’s Deputy. During his pat-down, the Deputy finds 2 pocket knives, notably one on the open position in the front pocket that Michael had his hand in while trying to coax the manager farther into the vacant lot. Michael insisted it was open because he cut the tags off the shirt, despite having ample time while still in the fitting room to close it properly. Because of this, Michael’s theft was upgraded to a robbery and he picked up his second felony at just 19 years old.
Join us on next week’s blog, where we will continue to discuss what happened with this case, and begin to discuss the rest of Michael Smith’s extensive criminal history!
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