Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Definition of 'Repeat Offender'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM


Take the basics of this story, in which William Thigpen shoplifts from his local Sheetz and proceeds not to make a getaway, but instead head to the bathroom to enjoy the bounty of his score and duplicate them, and you'll have the new story that has William Thigpen back in the news.

The basics, as a refresher: A local store, beer, a bathroom, and stuff he didn't pay for.

According to 19 Action News, this time Thigpen lifted a beer from the shelves of a Rite-Aid and absconded to the restroom to guzzle the sweet stolen nectar. He was arrested on July 1, but will somehow only serve three days in jail for his latest stick-fingers incident, whereas he served 42 days for the Sheetz theft.

This is his 14th shoplifting offense.

Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 5, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation