Monday, December 30, 2013

Today's Blind Items- The Shoplifters

A few weeks ago in NYC this A+ list mostly movie actor walked into a store with three of his friends. One of the friends is a former almost A list actor who really has scrambled for roles the past couple of decades. Over the course of an hour the four people went in and out of the store three times. At the end of their visits the store was missing two jackets. One of the jackets cost $65K and the other jacket about half that amount. No one noticed the items were stolen until they showed up missing during an inventory check right before Christmas. The surveillance video was looked at and on six separate cameras were our actor and his friends walking out of the store with the jackets. The owner of the store called our actor's people and sent them a copy of the video which the owner also keeps on his phone and is happy to show anyone who buys him a drink. The actor's people said they were just random friends our actor met a club. Umm, they are the same group of people he has been running with for years. Apparently they have run this little scam before. Not so much to make money but just to get a little rush. After some back and forth and a little warning about TMZ maybe getting the videos our actor paid for the items.

62 comments:

Kristin said...

Sounds like Pussy Posse

Steampunk Jazz said...

Bwahahaha!

FSP said...

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Seabee said...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lucas Haas (as former almost). Lover boys love their high priced boutiques.

Seven of Eleven said...

It would be funny if this was Marky Mark. "They're my entourage!"

Renoblondee said...

Yep. Leo and crew.

Sugar said...

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msgirl said...

These are older guys, since one of them has been scrambling for roles the last couple decades. But I got nothing.

sandybrook said...

Hmmm Joe Pesci doesn't do much these days who's he hang out with?

sandybrook said...

Pesci and DeNiro?

Violet said...

A jacket that cost $65k?!! I did not know such things even existed. Have I actually read that right?

Freya said...

Leo and Kirk Cameron!!

sandybrook said...

Must have diamonds for buttons :)

jodi benton said...

Pussy Posse or apatow gang

PghGirl said...

Leo..

Longtime daily lurker (just about)...new poster as of today. Happy New Year CDANers. Thanks for an entertaining 2013.

sandybrook said...

Hi PghGirl sorry the referees screwed your Steelers out of the playoffs yesterday (in the KC game)

Robert said...

I always have thought that DeCaprio is really just a punk with pretensions.

Kristin said...

Hey PghGirl!!!

I'd kinda love for this to be Clooney and Anthony Edwards snatching full length minks.

PghGirl said...

@ sandybrook...man that sucked! you could almost hear the collective 'NO!!!' across the city.

PghGirl said...

@Kristin...Hey!!

Johnny said...

Hey PghGirl, welcome to CDaN!

Kristin said...

Uncle Sandy is a goddamn genius. I've been trying to sound out PghGirl for a solid 5. PITTSBURGH!

PghGirl said...

hey johnny! hahaha sorry kristin

Johnny said...

LOL. I'm from the area so I knew.

sandybrook said...

We've got a lot of Steelers fans living here @Pgh and their bar is about a mile away from my house and I think I heard some strange noises around a quarter to eight that didn't sound like birds or squirrels.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Who is pussy party?
@sandybrook, lol. I can picture Deniro shambling through the store " What is this shit?! In my day, this kind of crap would a got your ass kicked... How much? BULLSHIT! I bought a house for this in 65.."
Pesci chiming " They sure stick it to you around here! They get you at both ends. First with the look and then with the hospital bill! They love to stick it to stars like us!"
Deniro gives Pesci the " crazy rooster side eye"look he perfected in 'Analyze This' ,as Dustin Hoffman mumbles the odds of getting caught on camera divided by the number of apparent cameras...

Susan said...

OMG. This is totally like the Real Husbands of Hollywood epi with Chris Rock.

sandybrook said...

Lol@Steampunk. Pussy posse is Leo and his cast of wannabes.

Lil P said...

That's probably the whole reason they stole it. Big rip off! No way even being rich & famous would pay that price!

Lil P said...

That's probably the whole reason they stole it. Big rip off! No way even being rich & famous would pay that price!

MISCH said...

First of all…they walked out and there were no security tags on the garments…?
Second who does inventory more than once a year ?
So it's a small store …or is it a big store ala Barney's ?
This sounds like bull…

Renoblondee said...

Hiya @PghGirl! Glad you are chiming in!

Kristin said...

@Johnny I grew up in that geographical area and didn't know. But that's mainly bc I reserve all my brain power for Ryan Phillipe blinds.

Eric said...

I'm no socialist, but a jacket that costs as much as a Mercedes kind of deserves to be stolen.

Steampunk Jazz said...

@MISCH, good point. Maybe the store didn't want to risk damaging the clothes with tags and thought the obvious cameras were enough deterrent. Of course these guys are used to them and probably didn't even notice them,lol.

PghGirl said...

hey @renoblondee thanks! i have to say i love guessing the blinds but my 2 favorite things here are the counts comments and vip's clicky wanker shots. really helps a crappy work day!

chopchop said...

ITA with @Misch. No way these jackets weren't locked to the rounder or have security tags on them. No fucking way.

sandybrook said...

Lets all meet up at Premanti Bros and eat a fried bologney sammitch with all the trimmings including the fries and try to swallow an Iron City beer w/ogaggibg! :)

sifichick said...

@ msgirl Leo is 39. I think Lucas is 38. So yes they're old enough for this blind. After Witness Lucas didn't really have any other big movies. At least not that Leo didn't get him.

feraltart said...

A lot of stores that have those items probably only let certain people in. I got followed around the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the security guard back in 2010. Do not know why. Was followed by a security guard in a discount chemist in my local neighbourhood here in Australia, do not know why. In both cases they are shit security guards as I am the last person to touch, steal etc. In the meantime the art thieves & shoplifters were having a field day.

Tina Mallette said...

A jacket that costs $65 K is the real crime, wanna guess what the markup on that was?

Harlow17 said...

people can charge what they want for things. you don't have to buy it. Definitely Leo and what a douche bag

Charis said...

The first two people I thought of were George Clooney and Richard Kind.

B626 said...

Yes

nancer said...

leo. he's had this little group of asshole friends since he was a kid. lukas haas sounds right for the friend too.

Johnny said...

Mmm roast beef Primanti sammich sounds delicious.

Scott said...

Entourage SO should have been called The Funky Bunch

di butler said...

Yup, definitely sounds like some immature crap the "Pussy Posse," would do. Urgh.

FrenchGirl said...

Dicaprio and Luka Haas

FrenchGirl said...

@Eric : i totally agree

Shit You Can't Buy said...

I thought of someone or anyone with Jeremy Piven. Just a gut feeling.

TalksTooMuch said...

I could eat a sammich!

Count Jerkula said...

Thank you, PghGirl. I'm glad you enjoy my nonsense.

I can't stand this type of stuff from celebs/rich. Entitled a-holes. Store owner should have waited until the check cleared, then sold the video.

CanadianMiss said...

Judd Nelson

CanadianMiss said...

Just cause I wanted a reason to google him.

__-__=__ said...

$65k? Really?? Not $6500??? Was it fur?

Derek Harvey said...

Winona forever

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Rich people really can do anything they want. In NYC, an African-American teenager buys a $300 belt with his own, legally earned money, gets arrested. Movie stars steal clothes and jewellery, no problem. ::barf::

GMonkey said...

This jacket has to be 6.5K, not 65K. Places with prices in the high 5 digits have private sessions with rich clientele. They don't have that stuff out on racks.

megan00m said...

Socialist steal? Wait, what? Color me confused..

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Slim Peachy said...

6.5k not 65K. Seriously there is no jacket for men hanging on a hanger in NY right now worth 65K unless it's made of gold thread or belonged to some one super duper famous (and dead). Even then that's what over pounds of gold?