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Old 05-11-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Seven cop cars, a helicopter, and a neighborhood lockdown...excessive at best for the situation.

What do I think the police should have done? Left the helicopter out of it and stopped the questioning once the young women produced booking documentation for the rental.

How were you putting words in my mouth? With this statement:

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What did you want them to do, ignore the call of a possible home burglary?

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Old 05-11-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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My one and only question is....Who -- in their right mind -- would AirBNB in RIALTO??????
 
Old 05-11-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Isn't this called "playing the black card"?
 
Old 05-11-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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What do I think the police should have done? Left the helicopter out of it and stopped the questioning once the young women produced booking documentation for the rental.
It was an illegal airbnb rental, how were the police to know it was legit without checking with the homeowner?

The only reason this is making national news is because there is a famous name to stick in the story.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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My one and only question is....Who -- in their right mind -- would AirBNB in RIALTO??????
They're filmmakers and were there for a musical event in San Bernadino (15 minutes away). Not being from the area, they probably didn't know that Rialto's pretty dumpy.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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What did you want them to do, ignore the call of a possible home burglary?
Well for one thing, it would be nice if we could reverse Jordan v. City of New London, and start hiring cops with IQs above 90. So that when a citizen explains that they were just checking out of their AirBnB, the cop has enough intelligence to comprehend what they are saying. That way a simple thing like this wouldn't take 30 minutes for them to figure out.

A cop who doesn't even understand what a AirBnB is probably not going to be able to solve very many crimes. Which is why even though we keep hiring more and more of these cops, rate of crimes that are solved, keep dropping. This was not good police work.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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It was an illegal airbnb rental, how were the police to know it was legit without checking with the homeowner?

The only reason this is making national news is because there is a famous name to stick in the story.
Again, once they produced their booking documentation, the questioning should have ended, illegally listed Air B and B or not. The renters had no way of knowing it wasn't legit.

I really doubt anyone fakes an Air B and B receipt in order to load up on the contents of homes in Rialto.

I also doubt they would have had someone standing by for the purpose of pretending to be the homeowner on the phone.

Cops should have moved on once they saw that documentation.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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A cop who doesn't even understand what a AirBnB is probably not going to be able to solve very many crimes. Which is why even though we keep hiring more and more of these cops, rate of crimes that are solved, keep dropping. This was not good police work.
Exactly. Air B and B is everywhere these days, and these cops were either dumb as bricks or playing dumb.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Again, once they produced their booking documentation, the questioning should have ended, illegally listed Air B and B or not. The renters had no way of knowing it wasn't legit.

I really doubt anyone fakes an Air B and B receipt in order to load up on the contents of homes in Rialto.

I also doubt they would have had someone standing by for the purpose of pretending to be the homeowner on the phone.

Cops should have moved on once they saw that documentation.
And even if it turned out that the document was fake and they actually did burglarize the house, so what? They had already identified them, they had their license number, they had bodycam images of them. All they would have had to do is get an arrest warrant for them.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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People will call the police for any reason these days.
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