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Police chase man suspected of forging prescription

Original post made on Nov 3, 2010

A Sunnyvale man fled Mountain View police after pharmacists at a local drugstore reported that the man was attempting to use what they suspected was a forged prescription for painkillers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 5:14 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Jan, a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 3, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Charged with burglary?

Posted by Yes, a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Yes, Burglary is entering a building to commit a theft or any other felony. It is not just someone breaking into a building that is locked. If you go into an open business with the intent to steal you have just committed a burglary.

Posted by Bond, James, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Intent to steal within an open business? Isn't that shoplifting? I still don't see burglary, who's to say he wasn't going to purchase the prescription?

Posted by Hardin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 4, 2010 at 12:23 am

"Intent to steal within an open business? Isn't that shoplifting? I still don't see burglary, who's to say he wasn't going to purchase the prescription?"


Since his prescription was forged, I don't think this guys wins either way, whether he was out to rob the place or trying to purchase.

I find it ironic that for all the trouble this individual went thru to forge a prescription for for oxycodone, he didn't have a medical card for his marijuana. That's about the easiest thing to get.

I guess its true, real life is stranger than fiction.

Posted by peace, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 4, 2010 at 9:54 am

This amazes me, 25 years for someone selling oxycodone to a undercover deputy. Taking someone's life is worth, say 5 to 19 years, America has got its priorities screwed up.

Like voting for the Republicans. Allowing all the corporations and stockholders to move manufacturing to CHINA, how much is enough?

Do Republicans care about their grandchildren?

America is doomed, GREED , "for the love of money is the root of all evil." Timothy 6:5

Wake up America, time is up, stop selling your souls...


Posted by SeeingWithoutBias, a resident of Castro City
on Nov 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Looks like these opiate drug dispensaries are causing an increase in crime.

Posted by SeeingWithoutBias, a resident of Castro City
on Nov 4, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Forgot to mention. The pot they found carries a max of a 100 dollar fine. That's it.

Posted by Confused, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 4, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Hey Nick.

I am confused.

October 2cd was a Saturday. I thought rush hours are M-F. Can you please clear this up???



Posted by Nick V, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Nick V is a registered user.

Thank you for catching the error, Confused. I have corrected the article. It was not Oct. 2, but Nov. 2.

Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Agreeing with "Yes" that burglary is entering a building with THE INTENT to commit a theft or other felony, which would include forging a prescription in this case.

The key thing in charging burglary is to prove that the intent was present before the person entered the building. If intent cannot be proven, then it is often reduced to a theft charge (felony if over $400).

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

This guy needs rehab, not prison. We can't afford to be putting nonviolent drug offenders in prison. Rehab is cheaper and probably more beneficial to society in the long run.

Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on Nov 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take something of value from another person by use of force, threats or intimidation. It is committed in the presence of the victim. Robbery is commonly known as a "holdup" or a "stickup" (i.e. bank robbery or mugging).

Burglary is the unlawful entry of a 'structure' to commit a felony or a theft. Burglary is commonly known as a "break in," or, "breaking and entering." A 'structure' is usually in reference to physical buildings but not cars.

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