Jason Draper, Accused of Stealing From 25 Walmart Stores, Says He Steals Because He's "Humiliated" Living With His Mom at Age 35

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If you're "desperate and humiliated" because you're 35 years old and living with your mother, getting caught stealing more than $45,000 worth of merchandise from 25 different Walmart stores probably won't remedy that.

Still, that's what police are saying Jason Dee Draper did to land him in jail on 28 felony charges, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Draper -- who police say has a criminal history in Washington and Idaho -- has been hitting up Walmart stores throughout Arizona since January 7, loading up a cart with goods like LCD televisions, laptops, car audio units, and Dyson vacuums, and putting that cart in the store's garden center, according to the documents.

Draper would then pull his car up to the garden center, dismantle the alarm from a door, and make off with his load.

Many of the items were found at pawn shops across the Valley -- and state -- and Draper later admitted to police that he used Craigslist to sell of the stuff, too, according to the court documents.

After allegedly committing more than 30 thefts at 25 different Arizona Walmart stores, making off with more than $45,000 worth of merchandise and damaging $8,000 worth of the alarms, police arrested Draper yesterday.

"He admitted to stealing items and selling them so he had money because he was desperate and humiliated due to being 35 years of age and living with his mother who was supporting him," court documents state.

A Chandler police spokesman adds that detectives believe a meth habit may be a contributing factor to the stealing spree.

Draper's mother was cooperative with police, as several stolen items were "gathered" from her home, according to the court documents.

More stolen items were found in Draper's car, which police say he had spray-painted three different colors since starting his stealing spree.

The charges: seven counts of burglary, seven counts of burglary tools possession, 15 counts of organized retail theft, nine counts of trafficking stolen property, and 15 misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing.

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nitehawk
nitehawk

this guy broke my dishwasher and didn't pay rent.  He's not a terrible guy, just unable to get off the meth.

Blreveles
Blreveles

Jason Draper ia a dead beat dad and a REAL PIECE A SH%T.....HOPE he gets exactly what he DESERVED.....

interesting
interesting

DID ANYONE PUT HIS NAME IN GOOGLE AND SEE THE GUY THAT KILLED HIS SISTER AND HOW MUCH THEY LOOK ALIKE?

Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance is bliss

Its amazing how ignorant some commenters are. How think you think this person was caught? Through witness accounts and information provided to law enforcement. Walmart emloyees can't and shouldnt't wrestle someone to the ground to catch someone. The proper authorities had to be involved because Walmart employees are limited. This person didnt use the same method or time frames to commit his string of crimes. Get your head out and try to understand reality. Walmart's finest DID catch this guy, they just can't go to his house and arrest him. Wake up!

nancy
nancy

Where'd he steal all the paint from? They usually keep it locked up.

xantastic
xantastic

At least he doesn't have to feel humiliated for living with his mother anymore!

slippery mike
slippery mike

earl schieb should hire this guy!!!
three paint jobs?

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

I would think Wal-Mart would be a bit humiliated that he was able to use the same method each time to rob their stores.

pong
pong

Momma's widdle loser now has a NEW place to live. Lot's of new playmates, too!

someone who knows the facts
someone who knows the facts

You all need to get some sort of clue as to the whole facts and I definitely am not talking about the actual crime. His mother works her ass off 2 separate jobs or double time at her main job only to come home to a son sitting on his ass all day long. He didn't kill his sister a known fact. He definitely has a drug habit that is for sure. I am not excusing his stealing and he does need to serve time in the criminal act that he was arrested for but to actually think he needs deported (Mexican he is not) get some facts before stating shit that isn't true. The guy definitely needs a system to show him the proper way to go. You all are a bunch of idiots stating on a website certain unsustainable facts when you don't know the whole facts. His mother did teach him the right way he just chose to go the wrong way! At a certain point every adult needs to choose their own path and follow that but if you choose the wrong path it is your own fault!

Ignorance is bliss
Ignorance is bliss

Excuse the typos...im writing from an unintelligent smart phone.

slippery mike
slippery mike

wait a minute!
did he just paint three different colors on his car,like ghetto camo?

gregg r
gregg r

i didnt know he was illegal. did i miss something, or is this pollster just a fucking idiot, who is stupid.

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

I read the story, saw the meth drug addiction but seem to have missed the illegal alien angle! Guess when you see brown your xenophobia radar antenna's perk up in  high alert! You folks with that xenophobic genetic defect need some help, but unlike this fellow his drug addiction might be cured, have yet to see a cure for what ailes you!:-) 

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

Funny how Walmart might have been wiser to hire this fellow as a security specialist, since he seems to have outwitted their best ones!:-) Now if he can find a cure for his meth addiction, he might have a career like the former computer hackers in helping stores fight shop lifting, now that would be a career path with a future!:-)

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

Doubt prison or new playmates will cure his meth addiction, but am sure it gives you a tingle in special places to imagine him suffering, being abused maybe, always find it humorous to spot the xenophobes but them devotee's of Marquis DeSade are special, bet you a dime to a donut if one did a forensic search on your computer hard drive one would be simply amazed at where your  head is!:-)

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

 Do you know if used those new reusable plastic pellets to sandblast the old paint and prep the surface? Those are COOL!

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