Dog The Bounty Hunter is reacting to the new violent trend of coordinated smash-and-grab robberies in the United States, calling it the new “organized crime.”
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman broke his silence on the situation after several videos went viral on social media of large groups of people storming retail stores and stealing thousands in merchandise before anyone can stop them.
If you haven’t seen the stories, groups of people are using social media to coordinate a strike on high-end stores at a certain time and location. In some instances, more than 80 people will rush a store like Louis Vuitton, and steal as many items as possible in a short period of time.
The reality star is calling the new disturbing tread “organized crime” and believes it is only going to get worse. The Dog joined Eric Bolling on ‘The Balance’ and discussed the issue. Chapman shared a video of his interview, along with the caption, “I had the privilege of speaking with Eric Bolling on The Balance to discuss organized crime and the chaos we’re witnessing in America today.”
Dog The Bounty Hunter Says New Smash-And-Grab Trend ‘Organized Crime’
He continued, “Without a deterrent, these criminals will continue doing what they do best. We’ve got to go back to the legislators and change back the laws to keep these criminals off the streets.”
In the video, the reality star describes this new disturbing trend, claiming the gangs are using the tactic of “smash and grab” to overwhelm any police department or security guards from attempting to stop the looting.
According to reports, a swarm of 18 people broke into a Nordstrom’s Department store in Los Angeles on Monday, stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise. The unfortunate event was followed by a similar trend in San Francisco, CA where a group of thieves swarmed the Southland Mall on Sunday night.
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Says A ‘Deterent’ Is Needed To Stop The Crimes
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In San Francisco, over 80 people ransacked a Normstrom’s in an outdoor mall — and fled in at least 10 different vehicles. Investigators believe the smash-and-grab was coordinated on social media for the group to raid the stores at the same time. Over the weekend, a similar thing happens to a Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Bloomingdale store in the same area.
Police claim the thieves are targeting cannabis dispensaries as well.
Not everyone is on board with Dog’s theory about how to deter the thieves from continuing to do this throughout the nation. Many believe the cash bail system is outdated, systemically racist, and targets people in poor neighborhoods. Politicians, including President Biden, have suggested the criminal justice system stop using the cash bail system altogether.
Interestingly, a security expert told CNN that officers are second-guessing whether to stop these crimes. “There’s no political will to prosecute the people in this climate. Why should a police officer waste time getting into an altercation when the person is not going to jail because it’s overcrowded and a prosecutor is not going to prosecute that case because it’s not high on the priority list?” he said.
Adding, “The takeaway is we need the political will, more prosecution, and backing of law enforcement.”