I had to come up with a funny title, but here's the story:
82-Year-Old Career Burglar Arrested Again
82-year-old Doris Thompson has had quite the career in crime. The octogenarian burglar has a twenty page rap sheet that dates back to 1955. She has at least 25 aliases. And she's been imprisoned nine times since 1983. With a career like that, you'd think Thompson would be satisfied and ready to retire. But this week, Los Angeles police will submit evidence linking Thompson to eight recent burglaries, most of which took place in different doctors' offices.
Thompson is currently being held on $80,000 bail. Even if she beats the rap, it's a safe bet she'll be a similar situation again soon.
"I don't think this will stop her from doing this again," Paccione said back then. "She's not really apologetic about it. This is her thing."
The sad part is that not once did the prison system get this woman the help she need so she would have stop this years ago....
That is one way to go with this discussion. Here is another angle:Thompson has a 21-page rap sheet that includes arrests since 1955 that include disturbing the peace, burglary, forgery and grand theft from Los Angeles to the South Bay and Beverly Hills. In 1957, police arrested her in connection with a homicide, but she was deemed insane and committed to a hospital.
She spent her time in and out of lockups for five decades.
Thompson unabashedly pleaded guilty Feb. 24, 2010, apparently thankful, prosecutors said, to be going back to prison. She had spent most of her life behind bars and was ready to go back for her final years.
"I'm 80 years old," Thompson told the judge. "I don't think I'll ever come back - except I'm going to die and be in the morgue."
You hear that? She would stop if SS/Welfare was better....Two years ago, the hearing impaired, 5-foot-3 woman who had worked as a nanny, cook and clerk told police detectives that she "wouldn't do all this nonsense if the government gave us more money," a prosecutor said
Take your pick....But choose wisely.