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754. At 10 a.m. "Red" looked out his bedroom window onto busy Ocean Avenue six floors below. The Russian church next door was having its Saturday yard sale. An old green van was double‐parked in the northbound lane closest to the church. At 8 p.m. the yard sale was long over, but the broken‐down van was still there, forcing vehicles to go around it. At 11 p.m. the van owner placed a large cardboard box, with a tray of ripe tomatoes clearly visible on top, 20 feet behind his van. At 1 a.m. a lone pedestrian walked off with the tray. Sunday morning, the van owner exited his unticketed van and walked back to the box. He picked it up and put it into his van. Late that night, he placed the box back in the street. This time, the cardboard tray on top of the box was full of oranges. 6.0


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