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Michael Rapaport RECORDS shoplifting incident on camera, says 'put criminals in jail'

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Michael Rapaport shared the shoplifting footage on Instagram (David Becker/Getty Images and @michaelrapaport/Instagram)
Michael Rapaport shared the shoplifting footage on Instagram (David Becker/Getty Images and @michaelrapaport/Instagram)

Michael Rapaport shared on his Instagram a fearless shoplifting incident where the thief was seen walking out of a Rite Aid in the Upper East Side of New York City. The thief had two overfilled shopping bags of stolen goods, and Rapaport said that the city is going in a downward spiral as the policies are soft on crimes. 

The video shows a man walking out of the store with two bags full of goods. The thief even made eye contact with the security guard and looked at the camera too. He walked out confidently like he had done nothing wrong. Rapaport told that he was disgusted and simultaneously surprised when he noticed how the thief had stocked up items from three different sections before ending his shopping spree. 


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He captioned his video, "Duke just went CHRISTMAS SHOPPING at @riteaid I’m TRIPPING this happened in broad day like it was nothing. New @iamrapaport discusses it all. I was just informed this Rite Aid is closing 2/15 because of this, leaving the workers JOBLESS.
@ericadamsfornyc YO"


Rapaport said, "These criminals know there are no ramifications. We have to put more of these mfers in jail." He added, "You see all these videos on Instagram of people shoplifting like they’re going for a walk in the park. It’s pathetic that this is happening in the greatest city in the world."

His video currently has over 155,000 views. Towards the end, he was heard yelling, "I can’t believe I’m seeing this s**t. He’s walking down the street like s**t is Gucci, he looked me in the face like ‘what’s good.’ I was watching him the whole time! My man just went Christmas shopping in January." 

As he shared with DailyMail, Rapaport initially thought the thief was an employee because he was "so deliberate and casual". Talking about NYC Mayor Eric Adams, he said, "I  think Eric Adams knows what’s going on, he knows how to deal with crime. I’m just hoping he lives up to our expectations." Making a new word by joining two words, he said, "These people are gonna be out of a job because of guys like this scumbum - a combination of the words ‘scumbag’ and ‘bum'."

One user commented under his video, "Dude looked at Security and said… “Sup?” Another user said, "People complaining at the security guard, but when security was tackling people and stopping people before it was getting them sued😂"