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Man wanted for breaking into vending machine again, hit & run

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A man with a history of breaking into vending machines is wanted for allegedly committing the same crime again overnight.

Wilmington Police say they were called to Neuwirth Motors at 219 S. College Rd. around 12:30 a.m. for a report of someone breaking into a soda machine. They say when they got there, the suspect sped off in a blue Volkswagen Beetle. Officers did not pursue because of the weather.

A short time later, they got a report of that vehicle wrecked in the 5100 block of Oriole Drive, but no one was in the car when police got there.

The owner of the car told investigators Daniel Chris Gibides had the car. The owner said Gibides, 44, had called him to say police were looking for him.

WPD has warrants for Gibides for breaking and entering and hit and run from these incidents. Spokeswoman Cpl. Leslie Irving says Gibides also has two outstanding warrants for felony breaking and entering.

Court records show Gibides has pending charges in Brunswick County, as well. The NC Department of Corrections website shows he has served time for breaking and entering, including several times involving vending machines, larceny and drug possession.

If you have any information on where Gibides is, call law enforcement.

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For all you criminals out there...read this>

"They say when they got there, the suspect sped off in a blue Volkswagen Beetle. Officers did not pursue because of the weather." (Unquote)
Then it reads:
Quote: "A short time later, they got a report of that vehicle wrecked in the 5100 block of Oriole Drive, but no one was in the car when police got there." (Unquote)
Question: What if an innocent driver in this guys path, would have been struck by him and killed?
Answer: The story still would have read..."If you have any information on where Gibides is, call law enforcement". No doubt.

"Land to Goshin"...as my Gramma used to say :-(

For all you criminals out there...plan your crimes accordingly, primarily during inclement weather...and then...off you'll go!!
What if this guy had shot at someone...would they had gotten out their umbrellas to pursue him? Apparently the Police weren't "Beetle Fans".
My morning chuckle this story was.

Here's what is really hilarious:
Quote: "If you have any information on where Gibides is, call law enforcement". (Unquote)
They (Police) had him in their sights...and now they want your help.

Ishkabibble

What?

Was your comment meant as a joke or something serious, because I don't feel you succeeded on either front. I'm sure if the police would have pursued in bad weather and a crash would have occurred, you would blame them and say the pursuit was not necessary, correct? You have way too much time on your hands GRR.

Jeeze....he crashed anyway!

"I'm sure if the police would have pursued in bad weather and a crash would have occurred......" (Unquote)

"A short time later, they got a report of that vehicle wrecked in the 5100 block of Oriole Drive, but no one was in the car when police got there." (Unquote)

First off Eddie...it took a couple of minutes to read this report...then another few minutes to write my comments. Hardly too much time on my hands.
Let's turn this situation around...What if this guy would have hit an innocent bystander during his speedy getaway...without police sirens to inform others to pay attention...and that innocent victim was one of your family members or a friend? Then...you would have blamed police for not pursuing him as they should have (forget about a candy machine break in)...but not stopping this guy, or at least trying.
There Eddie...3 minutes to write this, and I saved loads of time.