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Old 11-24-2014, 04:55 AM
VarlosZ is offline
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Originally Posted by Martian Bigfoot View Post
So, I'm with you. For now I'm going with the assumption that there was a phone there in 1999, even if one shoplifter remembers otherwise.
IMO, the safest assumption would be that there was no phone. There was only a two year period when the phone could have come down, the cops wouldn't feel it necessary to check every detail of a story they believe, and the defense attorney seems not to have done a thorough job (and anyway I'm not sure it would even occur to me to check something like that).

Again, I don't know, but there's good reason not to take it for granted that the phone was there.