The crime spiral starts small, California attorney general candidate Nathan Hochman said. A criminal goes into a store, steals just shy of $950 in goods from a small business and walks, not runs out, because the lawbreaker knows he won't be prosecuted.
That leads to three people hitting a CVS, or 10 busting into Walgreens. Then 80 go into Nordstrom, or 100 strike in a flash mob in a Los Angeles 7-Eleven. The criminals, Hochman said in Bakersfield Saturday morning during the first stop of his statewide bus tour, know they won't pay the price.