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Police Charge “Take Me to Court” Thief

May 13, 2016

“Take me to court.” Those were the words spoken by a brazen thief as he exited a Germantown 7-Eleven with stolen items in his vest on April 15, and now Montgomery County Police are going to do just that.

    MCPD announced today detectives from the 5th District Patrol Investigations Unit, acting on a tip from the public have charged Damien Carlton Fisher, age 23, of Jonesville Court in Poolesville, with theft after surveillance video showing him stealing items from a 7-Eleven in Germantown was made public.

    On April 15, officers from the 5th District responded to the 7-Eleven store located at 13001 Wisteria Drive for the report of a theft. The investigation revealed that at approximately 12:15 am that morning, Fisher entered the store and concealed items in his vest. Fisher walked out of the store without paying for the items and as he left, stated to the store employee, “Take me to court.”

   On April 25, police released the video and Germantown Pulse published the video. On May 9, detectives received a tip which led to the identification of Fisher as the suspect.

    Investigators obtained a District Court Summons on May 10 charging Fisher with one count of theft less than $100.  Fisher is scheduled for a trial at the Montgomery County District Court in Rockville on June 9 at 8:00 am.

    However, court records indicate that Fisher has had a very good track record after being charged with crimes in Montgomery County, which might be the reason for his brazen comment as he exited the 7-Eleven with the stolen merchandise in his vest.

     According to Maryland Case Search, Fisher has been charged with 28 crimes since 2011, on charges ranging from eluding police to possession of marijuana, to theft. Of those 28 charged crimes, Fisher has only been convicted twice.

    In May of 2012, Fisher was charged with theft of less than 1,000 and the charges were later dropped. Later in April of 2013, Fisher was charged with obstruction and hindering, those charges were also dropped. In October of 2013, Fisher was charged with Second-Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct, but again the charges were dropped. In April of 2014, Fisher was facing a slate of 20 criminal charges in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, including eluding police by failing to stop, fleeing on foot, driving a vehicle with a revoked license, speeding, reckless driving, and negligent driving. All 20 charges were dismissed by District Court Judge Steven G. Salant. 

    Fisher has only been found guilty of one count CDS: Possession of Marijuana in 2011 and one count Unauthorized Removal of Property in 2012.  

 

Photo and video courtesy MCPD.

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