“Lucky Bag” Operation So Not Cool

Posted on July 21, 2006 

“Lucky Bag” Operation So Not Cool

Last February, the NYPD announced that it was conducting “Operation Lucky Bag” to suss out criminals. The police leave a shopping cart, purse or bag on a subway platform to tempt thieves, and then arrest crooks who try to steal the items! Of course, lawyers are concerned about entrapment, and Gothaimst had wondered what if someone, trying to be a good samaritan, attempted to take the bags to the lost and found. Well, someone did – and she was arrested! The Downtown Express reports that 52 year old Helen Calthorpe was arrested after picking up a shopping bag at the Columbus Circle 1 platform.

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