Shawn Kemp arrested

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Sorry about the phone! Would love to visit Casablanca. Would be weird if my phone crossed one of my bucket list destinations before I did though.
Yeah it sucks but what are we going to do? We've actually been to Casablanca just last September, so at least it didn't beat us.

You must have been shocked- shocked- to find petty larceny was going on there.
Yeah of course not, I was actually surprised the police were taking it seriously at first. They took a report from us and had us call back three days in a row just to give an update. Obviously they know what's going on and probably just want some trends to hopefully bust them again. It's a smooth pickpocket too, my wife took some pictures of our kids on a Christmas ride, put the phone in her jacket pocket, got our kids off the ride, and then went to reach for it again to take a picture in front of the ride and it was gone. All took place in a minute.
 

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The LAPD would simply laugh at you if you called them about a stolen phone. That is if you could even get a human to answer their non-emergency phone number...
 

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Yeah it sucks but what are we going to do? We've actually been to Casablanca just last September, so at least it didn't beat us.


Yeah of course not, I was actually surprised the police were taking it seriously at first. They took a report from us and had us call back three days in a row just to give an update. Obviously they know what's going on and probably just want some trends to hopefully bust them again. It's a smooth pickpocket too, my wife took some pictures of our kids on a Christmas ride, put the phone in her jacket pocket, got our kids off the ride, and then went to reach for it again to take a picture in front of the ride and it was gone. All took place in a minute.
He’s riffing on this, quite well:

View: https://youtu.be/SjbPi00k_ME
 

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Yeah, that certainly went right over my head. Only have seen the film once, and that was about 20 years ago.
 

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Prosecutors in Washington state charged former NBA star Shawn Kemp on Friday with first-degree assault in a parking lot shooting last month over a stolen cellphone, saying that a text message Kemp sent just before the shooting showed his intent to confront and shoot the person who had allegedly stolen from him.
A probable cause statement by Tacoma police, filed in Pierce County Superior Court on Friday, did not indicate Kemp was shot at. It said some of his statements were not corroborated by surveillance video, and that the text message sent just 13 minutes before he arrived at the mall showed his intent.

The document said Kemp told police that after being shot at he went back to his own vehicle, parked several spots away, to get his own gun. But the video showed that he was armed with the weapon when he approached the parked Toyota 4Runner where he had tracked his phone.

According to the statement, Kemp tracked his phone to a Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle that was parked near a JCPenney department store. He parked his own car, a Porsche, several spots away, grabbed a handgun out of a backpack and approached the 4Runner, the statement said.

The statement said he fired three times into the Toyota and then threw his gun into some bushes. The driver of the 4Runner appeared to duck one of the shots and eventually drove off, it said. Only about five minutes elapsed from the time Kemp arrived until the time the 4Runner left.

The bullets that struck the 4Runner went through the front license plate mount, the front quarter panel toward the steering wheel and through the front passenger door.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/36190269/ex-nba-star-shawn-kemp-charged-assault-march-shooting