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A homeless man has been released from custody, after he admitted an attempted theft from a female passerby, near Oceanside pier last summer.

Moore was taken into custody the same day as the alleged incident, August 22, 2012.

Calvin Grey Moore, 53, was charged with first degree attempted robbery, but in a plea deal he admitted attempted grand theft from a person.

In a hearing three months ago, investigators said that Calvin Moore asked a woman who walked past him, “Can I have a dollar so I can buy some cigarettes?” The woman ignored him and continued walking, but Moore pursued her and said, “I know you got money in that purse.” Then he demanded, “Give me that purse, you black bitch!” The woman screamed and ran away, according to Oceanside Police Officer Matthew Byrd, who testified at a preliminary hearing September 10, 2012.

Earlier this month, Honorable Judge K. Michael Kirkman sentenced Moore to 240 days custody and 3 years formal probation. He was ordered not to use nor possess alcohol and to attend self-help meetings, and given permission to travel to Los Angeles with a “jurisdictional transfer.” According to documents in his court file, Calvin Grey Moore has two prior drug convictions in Los Angeles County.

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