Crime Story - Woman arrested for stealing $6,000 in quarters, used baby stroller as getaway car

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  1. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman stole $6,000 worth of quarters and her getaway car was a baby stroller.

    Bakersfield police officers noticed the woman Friday struggling to push the stroller but quickly realized there was no baby inside, according to the Bakersfield Californian.

    Police discovered the quarters, which 29-year-old Darrin Fritz is alleged to have stolen from a home, the newspaper reported. Fritz allegedly tried to flee from the officers.

    San Jose Mercury News article:
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/21/6000-in-stolen-quarters-found-in-california-baby-stroller

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  3. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    Gotta wonder why somebody would have $6000 worth of quarters in the first place. I wonder if they were mint bags of San Antonio Quarters.
     
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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm sorry, have you actually been reading posts on this site? ;)
     
  5. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

  6. carly

    carly Member Supporter

    Someone commented in the local news story that they would weigh approx. 300 pounds. Wouldn't this have been 600 rolls of quarters?

    I know I can't even lift the box if I fill all 50 slots with cent rolls--I can't imagine what 600 rolls would weigh.
     
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  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Sort of what I was thinking. That had to be a four wheel drive baby buggy.
     
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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Lesson learnt? Don’t stack gold or silver Eagles, rather invest in QUARTERS! A truly safe investment :)
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    $100 in quarters is 5 pounds.
     
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  10. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Yea... learnt that quickly the very first time I bought a box of quarters. Had no idea such a small box could weigh that much. :wideyed:
     
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I truly laughed out loud... Too funny
     
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  12. Roseland3

    Roseland3 Active Member

    I am moving across California soon. I had over 297 rolls of quarters that I can't take with me on the move. I have been depositing them 20 rolls at a time in eight different branches of my bank. (Don't want to overload them.) I am down to 45 rolls left and just now able to lift the bag off the closet floor. That must of been one large baby stroller. It would have taken some time to load that much.
     
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I have jars of $100 in quarters in my garage from metal detecting.
    And if you multiply 400x 5.67g and divide by 453.592 (grams in a pound)
    it comes out to 5 even. (some tiny fractions left but like thousandths of a gram).
     
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