Robo Grande? Arizona Man Charged With Felony Theft For Stealing Burrito With Threatening Words

Timothy Bell, 29, has been charged with felony theft for a curious crime: stealing a burrito with threatening words. The charge however leaves a serious question as to the cost of burrito in Arizona.

Bell’s record includes prison sentences for weapons possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and narcotics possession. He is currently on probation in connection with a 2015 conviction for misconduct involving weapons.

Bell allegedly took the burrito from a man in Phoenix while making “threatening statements.” The victim called police who found him around 8:40 pm with the incriminating wrapper from the burrito, which was listed among his possessions.

All of that makes sense but the charge was felony theft Class 6. Perhaps one of our Arizona lawyers can help clarify. Class 6 felony applies under Arizona law applies for theft for “property or services valued at least $1,000, but not more than $2,000.” That comes with imprisonment of at least four months to a maximum of two years and a fine no greater than $150,000. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-702(D).

That must have been some burrito.

18 thoughts on “Robo Grande? Arizona Man Charged With Felony Theft For Stealing Burrito With Threatening Words”

  1. Just one added comment. Why would I go to Arizona for a burrito when I can walk down the street and save $100 bus fare and get a real one and it’s far safer than being threatened with what was probably an illiterate comment?.

  2. #1 After 29 years on this Earth, Timothy Bell has not learned how to obey the law and exist peacefully in society.

    #2 This was not a Class 6 Felony, if the requirement is $1000.

    We are either the beneficiary, or the victim, of our raising. Our free will operations upon this foundation.

    1. People do not appreciate that which is given to them freely.
      That Mr. Bell stole the Burrito indicates he had little regard for the owner and he had positive regard for prison or else he would have employed self-regulation. Perhaps he was too comfortable in prison.

  3. That had to be Jack in The Crack or five guys where it can cost up to six dollars for a morning burrito or $15 for a low en hamburger with fried grease and dissolved sugar.

  4. We take burrito theft seriously in Arizona. We do not have those wimpy burritos that other states have. He is lucky they didn’t charge him with cattle rustling.

    1. Well, this ain’t fer cattle rustlin’, but the president done signed a bill to punish critter crushin’.

      “The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act this month after a similar House vote in late October. It applies to non-human mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, building on a 2010 law that criminalized the distributon of so-called ‘crush’ videos—footage meant to satisfy an unusual sexual fetish—by also outlawing the production of the films.

      Producing a crush video typically consists of filming a small animal being killed by stomping on it. But the new law expands the definition to include animals that are ‘purposely crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled, or otherwise subjected to serious bodily injury.’

      President Trump said the bill would stop people from sharing footage of animal cruelty. ‘It is important that we combat these heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty,’ he said.”

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7725025/Donald-Trump-signs-animal-cruelty-bill-targeting-heinous-sadistic-animal-crush-videos.html

      Discussed here: https://jonathanturley.org/2009/10/05/justice-sonia-sotomayors-free-speech-tests/

  5. According to the report cited in the post, the defendant was charged with theft under $1,000, not theft between $1,000 and $2,000. If the charging document refers to theft under $1,000 as a Class 6 felony and if a Class 6 felony theft is between $1,000 and $2,000, then someone made an error on the charging document.

  6. Not a crime because the dear leader also uses threatening words. Therefore if the dear leader does it, it’s not a crime. I know, I know, it only counts for him and him only.

    1. Trump has never used threatening words to steal a burrito, Fishwings. That is the one thing he has yet to be accused of.
      If he ever commits that offense, I’m on board with impeachment, and conviction in the Senate.

  7. Likely he just wished to return to three hots and a cot courtesy of the Arizona taxpayers.

    29, career criminal, unlikely to reform in the future. What’s the point?

  8. In New York, forcible stealing is referred to by the quaint term ‘robbery’, and it’s a class C felony.

    I’m wondering what his full rap sheet looks like given that he was handed a prison sentence for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

    More Dim prison reform, I suppose.

    This is the state that gave you the Jodi Arias forensic lallapallooza.

    Actually, the guy just sounds like an obnoxious public nuisance. Still, 10 months incarcerated would give him time to ponder whether or not he’d like another 10 months.

  9. “Bell’s record includes prison sentences for weapons possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and narcotics possession. He is currently on probation in connection with a 2015 conviction for misconduct involving weapons.”

    (…)

    “All of that makes sense but the charge was felony theft Class 6. Perhaps one of our Arizona lawyers can help clarify.”
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    More important than the clarification of an AZ Class 6 felony, is why is this criminal thug still on the street? More Dim prison reform, I suppose.

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