Sunday, December 14, 2008

Economy an excuse for burglary

The economy made me do it.

That's the excuse a brazen Queens burglar gave his victim while robbing her of $100 in a knifepoint home invasion, police say.

Michael Green, 47, delivered the inventive cop-out after pushing his way into Anne Heidt's apartment in the former Edgemere Houses around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, cops said.

"Sorry - it's the economy," Green said as he held a knife to the 56-year-old woman's throat, authorities reported.

Green, who lives in an apartment in the same housing project, grabbed the woman from behind and threatened her with the knife, before making off with the contents of her wallet and a wad of cash, authorities said.

He turned himself in to police at the 101st Precinct Thursday and is expected to be arraigned on charges of robbery and burglary. Green was held at Jamaica Hospital Friday after complaining of chest pains, authorities said.


Thug blames economy for why he robbed woman at knife-point

13 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

www.nra.org

Anonymous said...

If a thug like that tries to invade my home he'll get plastered against the wall like a pizza from my licensed/registered 12 guage....
then I'll just tell the cops,
"This was a economic solution"!

(I'm only joking folks).

Anonymous said...

Well it would be, otherwise we'd have to pay for his lawyer and his jail stint.

Kevin Walsh said...

You'll see more of that during the recession, and you'll see plenty of apologists for it.

www.forgotten-ny.com

Taxpayer said...

Congress, the State legislature and Commissar Death and Taxes each use the economy to steal far more than $100. How about far more than a trillion dollars?

This guy will end up in jail and he deserves that.

How much time will all the elected thieves serve for their crime?

Wade Nichols said...

"Sorry - it's the economy," Green said as he held a knife to the 56-year-old woman's throat, authorities reported.

It's the "economy"??? - Hmmm....that must be Ebonics for "The white man made me do it!"

Anonymous said...

It's the "economy"??? - Hmmm....that must be Ebonics for "The white man made me do it!"

And you say this because the guy's English is funny, WN? Nope. Because of the color of skin in the photo. So simple, the racist mind.

And yes, I mean racist.
I'm not excusing the crime - any such perpetrator deserves jail time. But if the photo had been of a white man you would have said zip.

Anonymous said...

He said it because the state of the economy is closely associated with rich white men who black people love to blame for their problems.

Wade Nichols said...

And you say this because the guy's English is funny, WN? Nope. Because of the color of skin in the photo. So simple, the racist mind.

The usual white liberal drivel from smug white weenies. A guy holds a knife to a woman's throat, and who does this guy blame? Wade Nichols! Excellent logic, Mr. White Liberal! I wonder where you live, and how "diverse" your neighborhood is? How many people with Green's skin color live in your building? That's what I thought!

I'm not excusing the crime - any such perpetrator deserves jail time.

Yes, you are excusing the crime. As the saying goes, "A liberal is a conservative who hasn't yet been mugged."

But if the photo had been of a white man you would have said zip.

If he blamed "the economy" for his crime, I would be on his ass just like I'm on your white liberal ass, chump!

You'll see more of that during the recession, and you'll see plenty of apologists for it.

How true, Mr. Walsh, how true!

What I'm saying is said...

Wade, you're just not cool.

Anonymous said...

Like this guy had and lost a really good job due to the shitty economy - but you have to admire his logic - NOT!

Anonymous said...

A guy holds a knife to a woman's throat, and who does this guy blame? Wade Nichols!

Your 12th grade ego is crippling your 8th grade reading comprehension. Please review.
If I'm blaming you for anything, it's for being a knee-jerk bigot.

Yes, you are excusing the crime.

Jedi mind trick no workie here.

...I would be on his ass just like I'm on your white liberal ass, chump!

What's the obsession with being on asses? Oh...
http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/relationships/12381prs20040701.html
Also helps to explain your fierce hatred of illegal immigrants.

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