This Is What Happens When You Steal Surfboards In Portugal

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This Is What Happens When You Steal Surfboards In Portugal
“The best type of punishment for them is not by the law.”

NEWS // SEP 13, 2021
WORDS BY MICHAEL CIARAMELLA
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*Cops theme song plays* Art by @joystain
Recently, we published an article called ‘How to Steal a Surfboard.’ The idiots you’re about to read about clearly did not learn anything from it.
“There were these rich German guys in a big RV, and they raided three surf shops in Cascais, one after the other,” Nic von Rupp told us about an incident that has gained much traction in the Portuguese surfing world.
“But because the surf community is so tight here, the surf shops communicated with each other, like, ‘Hey, I just got robbed.’ So when these German guys got to the third shop, all the locals knew about it, and something like 30 guys came and stopped them.
“They got caught with all the boards in their RV, and they got the sh!t beaten out of them,” Nic continued. “Then the cops showed up, took the guys into custody, and they slept in jail for the night.”
You might be wondering what the punishment for stealing boards from multiple surf shops in Portugal is. Us too. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’re gonna find out.
“Today they were scheduled for court, but charges had to get dropped because a video of the guy getting slapped was leaked*,” Nic said. “So these guys just get to walk free, and they’re still just cruising around here like nothing happened. The whole of Portugal is on top of those guys right now, wanting them out of the country, and they just showed up in Peniche.
“It just sucks, man,” Nic continued. “The people they stole from are working class. They work really hard, and owning a physical surf shop isn’t easy. And then these rich tourists come into the shop and steal the boards. I know this sh!t happens if it’s one bad person, but four guys wanting to do that is just sickening.”
We also chatted with a local shop owner, who wished not to be named, but who assisted in the thieves’ apprehension.
“For us, just getting these guys’ faces out on the internet is the best punishment. It’s way better than them getting fined by the courts. We want people to know that if this happens in our neighborhood, or anywhere in Portugal, it will not be tolerated, and you will be caught and humiliated. Just like the guy who tried to steal the pros’ boards at the WSL event in Peniche a few years ago.”
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cops had to let em go cuz they got slapped on video?
i'd expect then to be dealt with by more non-cops soon
 
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there was just a domestic dispute not far from here and the male stupidly
pulled a gun on the cops. he's dead - 13 ROUNDS...o_O
 

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there was just a domestic dispute not far from here and the male stupidly
pulled a gun on the cops. he's dead - 13 ROUNDS...o_O
In Vietnam at least it was very common for a soldier in his first firefight to empty the weapon - just shoot until there was nothing left. That's not how they were trained but it seems to be what humans do the first time it's real. Since most cops never use their gun in the line of duty then most time of the time when a cop shoots it's probably the first time which I think explains the high number of rounds fired, although I've never heard it discussed in those terms.
 

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Charges were pressed and they should have been presented to a judge two days ago. They were spotted around here near Peniche but we're guessing they've left the country by now.
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Actually the charges were dropped like the initial article says. So posting here their plates in case someone spots them and want to say 'hi' to these losers. One surfboard cost as much as one month salary to 70% of the Portuguese and these rich playboys stole at least 4 boards.
 
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