From the files of...Wha!? Winona Ryder Arrested For Shoplifting

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  1. RicP

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    Maybe she wants to visit Robert Downey, Jr. in jail? I heard on the radio that she was carrying a controlled substance...

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  3. Kevin Coleman

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    Damn, I thought being an "A" list actor paid better than that.
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    What, you expect her to LIVE on the paltry millions of dollars she's made?

    Shoplifters of the world, unite.

    /Mike
     
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    No wonder the prices at Sak's are so high... they have to make up for all that merchandise flying out the door!
     
  6. Janna S

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    Here I go, always being the sensitive and serious one. Shoplifting is very often a "cry for help" crime (consciously or subconsciously). If a behavior just doesn't make sense, like a person with high visibility and presumably some means shoplifting luxury items, it's usually (once you rule out pranks or PR stunts and the like) because something is going terribly wrong (personality disorder, mental illness, drugs, etc.)

    I saw certain categories of shoplifters when I was in criminal law - kids, addicts, professional thieves, people who needed a warm place to stay for the night, people who thought they "deserved" something more from the store, and those with developing or acute mental illnesses or disorders. Lots of the folks in the latter category eventually got referred for medical or psychiatric treatment.

    Ann or Abby (whichever one runs in my paper, I can't tell them apart) has a letter about this very subject today.
     
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    Man, I had such a crush on her, too (a few years back). [​IMG]
     
  9. Jamie E

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    Wow, she was charged with Grand Theft, a pretty major felony. Isn't that over $10,000? That's a lot of clothes to stuff under your overcoat. Then again, this happened at Sak's in Beverly Hills, so maybe it was just a camisole. [​IMG]
     
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    She really dug a whole for herself this time.
    I wonder how many hours of community service she'll have to perform? 20? 50? 100?
    It's tough being a celebrity. [​IMG]
     
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    This news is not going to sit well with RonP. [​IMG]
     
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    I feel it is my civic duty to nominate myself to spank Winona very hard 50 times and make her say she's sorry. [​IMG]
     
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    This is very sad. Back when she starred in The Age of Innocence, her place in cinema was practically assured. I don't know what happened after that (maybe a string of unsuccessful relationships and drugs/alcohol have taken its toll).
    She is still very talented (despite spotty recent track records) and just as beautiful (e.g., her recent guest appearance on Friends).
    Pull yourself together, Winona! It would be a great shame if she becomes another River Phoenix.
     
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    I think Janna is right. Most people who shoplift can actually pay for what they are stealing. She has had some emotional problems in the past, definitely not something I see as a weakness, and I expect that has a lot to do with it.
     
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    Sad to see. If it is a cry for help, I hope someone listens.

    Jon
     
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    One bad actor down a whole mess more to go [​IMG]
     
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    John: Classy [​IMG]
    Bad actor? [​IMG]
     
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    I also nominate myself to relieve any of her anguish after John Bonner is done dealing out the corporal punishment [​IMG]
    On a more serious note, I have to agree with the "cry for help" behaviour. It is either that or she is one of the people who gets off (sorry, crude but accurate description) on bilking the system. Or it could be exactly what her lawyer said - she was simply going from one department to another carrying items she had every intention of paying for!
     
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    Good thing for Winnona there's that "different set of standards" thing going for her. I take solace in the fact that the love tap on the wrist she'll get will completely rehabilitate her.
     
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    So...did anyone see "Girl Interrupted" [​IMG]
     

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