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White bar patrons feel blue, see red, after black thief steals their green


This news story was published on December 1, 2016.
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CLEAR LAKE – A man allegedly walked into a popular downtown Clear Lake establishment, declared he was writing a book about “being black in North Iowa” and helped himself to some cash before leaving.

Clear Lake police confirm there was an incident at Rookies Bar, 307 Main Avenue, in downtown Clear Lake Tuesday night. Witnesses tell NIT that a man strolled into the bar and began to tell patrons that he was writing a book about “being black in North Iowa” and wanted to play pool as a league was in action. NIT is told that on his way into the bar, a person was at the back entrance smoking a cigarette, and the man walked up to her, got into her face and yelled “NO!” and then went inside. Once inside, the slender, youngish African-American man allegedly referred to himself as “Robinson” and essentially was annoying the pool players. It wasn’t long before he was spotted taking $56 off of a table (this was the fee for two teams of four people who were playing pool that night) and headed for the rear door.

“He burst out the back door and was mumbling to himself, and then took off sprinting down the alley towards the lake,” a witness told NIT. “And then a bunch of pool players came outside chasing after him … he had been in and out the whole night and wanted to play pool. It was like 5 seconds before they came out after him, but he was quick!”

Some of the pool players are still scratching their heads about why no one stopped the man when he initially grabbed the lettuce off the table next to the pool area.

“I’d call it a brazen act,” a woman told NIT. “I’m told the owner replaced the money, even though it was a fee to be paid to him. I just hope the dude doesn’t come back to the bar without expecting to answer for it.”

Police were eventually called to the bar, and they took some statements. Chief Pete Roth tells NIT that “The investigating officer is still attempting to identify the suspect.” NIT is told the man may live near Rookies, and there is possible video evidence of the incident.

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56 Responses to White bar patrons feel blue, see red, after black thief steals their green

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    Edith Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    There are good black one’s and bad black one’s, just like with regular people. We knew a black family growing up, they worked hard respected the laws, obeyed them. Good people, they were. But these black one’s we have here now, they are mostly not very good. I wish they’re parents would of raised them up like the black one’s I remember from back in the day. My husband gets mighty upset when we see a fat white girl with a black baby, this use to be not be legal. Oh well.

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      Archie Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      “just like with regular people”
      “like the black one’s I remember from back in the day”
      “a fat white girl with a black baby, this use to be not be legal”

      Wow, just wow.
      Good thing that you are not a racist there Edith.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Edith, one day Edith! Wow! This has to be a joke. Illegal for a fat white girl to have in her possession a black baby! Sorry Edith it was Racial Integrity act of 1924 that your referring to. Marriage between whites and “colored” was not legal dating back to 1883 Pace V Alabama. Sorry Edith in 1967 the Supreme Court ruled that case was unconstitutional thanks to the 14th amendment. Now I know white raciest and some blacks hated this decision but that’s what’s make America Great Again! Maybe you “Good whites” might want to take a lesson on humanity from these “Fat White Woman”. Seems to me they are more advanced socially, educationally, and spiritually than you good whites who judge a population off the acts of less than a full percentage of less than one percent.

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        Edith Reply Report comment

        December 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

        Are you stupid, you just admitted it use to be illegal for black one’s to marry whites. That was the law you know. Do you know how to use regular, the word? I used it right. I did not blame any babys that have a fat white mom and a negro daddy. Learn to read careful and be nice.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

          Pay attention kids.
          Edith is a prime example of what happens when you eat a lot of lead paint chips as a child.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Little chitcago – went to a cubs game there 25 years ago – Noticed more than a few stores by the stadium had armed guards at the door – unlocked it to get in or out – shop keepers open carried 357s – This is your bused in future . If every thing so cozy as obama says – why is there a locked door and armed guard at the SS office?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 3, 2016 at 7:06 am

      The cubs analogy is pure BS. Wrigley Field is located in an upscale North Side neighborhood that is safe, sane, almost exclusively white and unaffordable for most of us who post here. I lived and worked there 25 years ago. The armed guard at the local Social Security office is another story with a completely different set of circumstances. Get your facts straight Old Coot.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        Wrigley field is smack dab in the heart of “boys town” . Probably have a better chance of picking up HIV or warts, then getting mugged.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

        Ignorant Dumb Ass gone again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 7:57 am

    If the glove don’t fit you must aquit ! Poor guys democrap welfare check was late because of thanksgiving –OH MY! Is I allowed to use that word Thanksgiving ?????

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 2, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Those hoverboards are fast – Police should check out tire companies in Mason – The NEW owners wil lbe needing snow tires for winter. OR! Maybe Santa will bring them some. Sorry about that – I cannot use the Santa word or Christmas word until PRESIDENT TRUMP takes office Jan. 20th . I got my permit – wonder if the new DOD will sent me a nice 9mm for Christmas. GEEEEE WHIZZZZZZ!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Lettuce hahahaha

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    3rd shift serta Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    you dummies call this story racest but we both know black people call themselfs.the ‘N” word all the time I get so dam sick of that double stanard hell everytime I listen to my old EazyE cassetts he calling his homees n****** beeen going on since the 80s

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    3rd shift serta Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    This artical aint racset you dumb mother truckers! Seems to me this a soled report on the wrongdoings of a blackman.and so im glad it here so I know to put my lettuce in my pocket not leave it on a table. DUH!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Your wrong because when someone white does the same thing, this article wouldn’t have been headlined in the way it was and it wouldn’t have made such in issue about the mans color! Com on dumb ass! Stop smoking crack and crack a book. You don’t see it because you don’t want to. The article is out of line and should be pulled or re written.

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        Disagree with P C Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm

        This article is true, so is the headline, and its true the thief is black. Video, the cops and every witness proved it. Your PC is showing, it is not popular here. You sound like your from the NAACP. You know what that is, right? N****** Are Always Causing Problems. NAACP. Political correctedness is done now, kiddo. Trump is da man!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm

        When a black man said he is writing a book about being black, people might notice and recognize the color of his skin. That s what black people do, separate and compare. They never try to just fit in, they have to constantly point out their race, as if we didn’t notice.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 2, 2016 at 6:57 am

        It is a good thing you have nothing to do with what is written on N.I.T. The rest of us want to hear the truth, not your P.C. garbage. Now, go away and stay away. You and your kind are completely irrevelant.

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          Bodacious Reply Report comment

          December 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm

          The reason none of you want to hear this ‘P.C.’ crap, is because none of you have a pinch of decency in you. Political Correctness is sometimes b.s., I will admit that but in general it is about being decent to people. And there are so many of you who can’t do that especially when it involves someone who you perceive to be different than yourselves.

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            Anonymous

            December 2, 2016 at 3:19 pm

            But stereotypes are SO funny because they are true!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bar—-hahahahahahahaaahahhaha

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      Monroe JHS Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      There are some honest, decent, hard-working blacks here in Iowa. We know this, because we know both of them.

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      Pee Wee Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      @ anon, ok I am racist you say, yah right. You know, right? If I am a racist, ok how come we got a color TV? If I am a racist, how come I am friends with them that has black friends? If I am anti-black, how come I never buy nickel plated handguns? If I hate on blacks then why do me and the wife play Nat King Cole records at this time a year? Why do we watch the Jefferson’s you tell me. Also Sanford & son. We use to watch Bill Cosby to. All my handguns is black. Your wrong honey, now go bake a pie do a load of laundery. Your either a she or a he that thinks like a she.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 6:34 pm

        Whether you are a racist or not is immaterial Pee wee.
        What is relevant and very obvious, is the fact that you truly are a dumbass.

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      Bikerz Suckz Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Should have happened at Bikerz. The lowlife puke that runs that place needs a taste of his own medicine. Guy has been a crook and a thief for years. Prison didn’t change his low dealings one damn bit. Bruce Kinnison is a dirtbag.

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        Concerned citizen Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm

        Reveret! How does a felon get a liquor license ? His mommy still enabling him & changing his diaper because bruce is a big butt hole .

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I can not believe this disgusting banter is coming from civilized people. Once again irresponsible reporting, so much, it should make sense to you, now, why nobody wants to advertise on your page.

    I know for a fact, nobody from Rookies advocates the racial slurs you have endowed in this article. I hope you come to your senses and take this trash down now.

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      Pee Wee Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Hey sweetie what is so disgusting about people being mad about getting their money stoled. Black folks we know, well they say N****r alot more then any whites we know. They even call them selfs that word. PC is over honey, Trump is our President now, get use to it. Any thief take my money I will shoot. No question’s ask.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        I think you are confusing politically correctness and racism. Trump is not politically correct but he is not a racist, you are just plain and simply a racist. People like you are a disgrace to the Trump revolution. Please do not associate yourself with our President elect.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

          There is no racism. Only stupid people who think there is. Trump, Trump, Trump.

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      Just sayin' Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      Nobody wants to advertise on NorthIowaToday, ya? Then why do all these advertisers buy ads on NIT? Are you blind, or just stupid?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Trailer trash work low paying jobs . – Blms can afford better with their welfare checks.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    These comments are exactly why America will NEVER be great again. The real Americans are all leaving to get away from all of you.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Ask obamma – those Kenyons CAN run ! and throw the BS.

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    Truth Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Being a stupid, worthless low life is not limited to any particular race. After all, check out all the trailer trash, sheep lovin white guys who also made the news on NIT today. Pervs, drunks, druggies and hos got nothing on the black thug. Just sayin….Make America Great Again

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    Pee wee Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    On count of the Democrap’s we cannot string these thieving no-good’s up now for stealing. Thanks, Democrap’s.

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      Bodacious Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      I would rather they find out who you are and put you in a room by yourself and keep you there where you couldn’t pollute the air any more.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 5:38 pm

        Pee Wee has a point. Your time is done.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

          Pee Wee does have a point……… on the top of his head. He gets radio signals from Mars on a clear day.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        Loves Virgin Sheep

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    Paver Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Make Amarica GREAT again!

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    *************** Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    You let him walk out, he cant be that bad. Hit the f**k with a bat and then beat the lumps out of his jacket.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    And people wonder why nobody wants blacks in the bars they drink at. They never disappoint.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      No body? Who gave you the right to speak for me or anyone else ass wipe. Don’t you ever speak for me you piece of ignorant white trash. I drink with people who don’t care what color a person is. I’m white and there are far many people like you that I would never drink with. Ignorant white trash!

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      NIT Your wrong on this one! Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      NIT, I have to ask why is it important that the color of the people involved in this incident is so important that it the focal point of not only the story but the headline as well? The crux of this article by its self reeks of racism and you can’t deny it nor can you defend it. The only place race has in this article is at the point where you description of the suspect. Otherwise how can you defend using race in this incident or article. I bet if you read the police report, race is only mentioned when describing the suspect of a misedemenor crime of 5th degree theft. I’m still trying to figure out why this is even news worthy. If the suspect where white would the headline be different and would it even been deemed news worthy? I’m seriously disappoint NIT in the spirt of this article and unprofessional and divisive nature of the crux of this article. Now I see why so many people hate the media even if they respect and support the first amendment.

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    Paver Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Thank Christ Donald Trump is our new presidant he will put a quick end to any behaviour like this and if these blacks ever try it agian they be dealt wit real quick.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      Ya right…you should put the Kool-Aid down now

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm

        You still have your head up your ass.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 1, 2016 at 4:34 pm

          Nope, I just did not drink the Kool-Aid like you. I have the ability to think fore myself and I live in the real world not the fantasy world.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:06 pm

      Please don’t make the mistake and think that you can think for yourself because you can’t. I’m sorry but your mentally challenged and you can barely function on a 4th grade level, you have proven that by your stupid comments. People like you are the real problem with this country. Ignorant and fearful. Gullible and having the lack to see and think for themselves. You and people like you are as dumb as a one way street on a dead end road. You are as dumb as you can be. Uneducated, pure white trash that seeks to embarrass the white race. As a white man I’m embarrassed by people like you. Please get off of your key board and go back to the whole you came out of in the southeast corner of the junkyard. Dumb ass!

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    Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 11:48 am

    He was definitely “being black in north Iowa”, wasn’t he?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:31 pm

      Well hell he learned it by watching white trash like you Vince! Hell he wasn’t doing anything any thing different than any other raciest mentality challenged, white trash idiot person like you would do!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I’m not surprised.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      I’m not surprised your not idiot!