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AG candidate Hochman campaigns in Bakersfield

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California attorney general candidate Nathan Hochman, left, brought his bus tour to Bakersfield on Saturday morning, sharing his plans if elected along with supporter Assemblyman Vince Fong.

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.