Since Linda Gonzalez has once again removed her words from the Internet, I figured that I'd do my part as an archivist.
Posted to the PirateCrew message boards under the name "lindag"
"Please leave my family alone, we have been through enough.
This incident is no more than a misunderstanding and one, I'm afraid,
is my fault.
Bobby did not steal anything, he did not shoplift anything. I was on
the phone with him and I blindsided him with bad news about my
mother's health. I was trying to explain to him a test they wanted to
do on her the next day. His reception was going in and out and he
said, I'm going to hang up, and I will call you right back. He walked
out of the store, didn't realize he had the bag. He went into a
restaurant next door, tried to call me back, still bad reception, then
realized he had the bag. He gave it to two girls said it belonged to
the store next door. They returned it for him, while he ran out of the
mall to get back to me. He did not leave the mall with a bag. He did
not steal anything. He did not remove tags on anything. If there was a
tag removed, it was that way when he picked it up.
Because he left the store with the bag and because he was recognized,
the store filed a complaint anyway. That's it.
I would appreciate it if you would stop the sarcasm and cruel
nonsense. It is undeserved and plain wrong."