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Spending the Night in Jail
« on: February 02, 2010, 01:32:52 PM »
Okay, I finally decided to run a sim down the criminal track. The night she would have been promoted to Master Thief, that idiot Hank Goddard arrested her as she entered the warehouse. Not only didn't she get promoted, but the game counted it as a missing work, so she now has TWO more nights to get to the top.

Just when I thought I had seen everything the game could throw at me....

So does anyone know of a way to avoid being arrested? traits, LTW, anything?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 01:44:33 PM »
So does anyone know of a way to avoid being arrested? traits, LTW, anything?

Dave, I'm pretty sure that criminals getting arrested at work is just one of those random things along the lines of being electrocuted by an object. I don't know if something like the Lucky trait would reduce the chance of an arrest happening. I would think there would be nothing you could do to completely eliminate the chance.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 06:39:29 PM »
I agree with Metro.  I don't know of anything that would keep your Sim from being arrested while at work.  The funny thing about that to me, though, is when the police search your Sim and take something away so the other inmates won't be jealous.  :D
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 08:36:36 PM »
Lucky trait might help I guess. Do what my Empress of Evil sim did and torture the arresting cop once you are free from prison, helps you relieve some of those frustrations at least. :D


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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 05:10:26 AM »
Serves 'em right for not letting the poor little crimmy sims sleep!
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 01:46:34 PM »
That happened to me too once! Ah it's horrible, I could see my enormous mansion from the jail and couldn't stop laughing!!! :D
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 07:41:14 PM »
I think it was when she was level 6 or 7 in criminal career that my little sim was arrested like 3-4 nights in a row.  I was almost to the point of changing her career and then the arrests stopped.  Now that she is a master thief I'm glad I let her stay in the criminal career...I love all those "trinkets" she gets during her shift at work. ;D  It also helps that she's a klepto. ;D

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 03:12:20 AM »
I had a frustrating one last night.  My sim was at the top of the promotion progression bar, and just about to get off of his shift.  Then he got got popped, thrown in jail, lost job progression because he was missing work, and lost out on getting bumped to the next job level.  Noooo!
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 03:16:47 AM »
I had a frustrating one last night.  My sim was at the top of the promotion progression bar, and just about to get off of his shift.  Then he got got popped, thrown in jail, lost job progression because he was missing work, and lost out on getting bumped to the next job level.  Noooo!

See?  Crime doesn't pay.  Lol!
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 06:23:31 AM »
Now he has to wait for his private island; I fear, he may be doomed to only semi-luxury. :'( (A non-literal reference to South Park for people who don't get it :D)LOL
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 02:03:23 PM »
Hey guys I have a criminal theif sim (master theif) and he's only been in jail one or two times. He has the lucky trait, and I think that def helps.

Also, I saw a pretty cool glitch. This one time I did get caught and I was on the way to jail. As I got off, my phone rang, and when my guy picked it up he canceled the "go to jail" action, which was like a get out of jail free card. I was pretty stoked after that.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 02:13:54 PM »
Also, I saw a pretty cool glitch. this one time i did get caught and i was on the way 2 jail. as I got off my fone rang, and when my guy picked it up he canceled the "go to jail" action, which was like a get out of jail free card. I was pretty stoked after that.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 10:01:29 PM »
Hey, on my criminal Fat Tony, he made friends with Hank, and last time I checked, he was only a traffic cop, though he was only at the fourth or fifth level in the criminal career. So far, I've never been arrested, yet I get invited into peoples houses and steal their things. Maybe making friends with the people in law enforcement stops them?

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 12:42:37 AM »
Hello PrivateBob and welcome!

I don't know about criminals making friends with law enforcement, but I had a family once that kept getting burgularized by the same guy.  Robbie Bland, I think.  After the first time, my Sim invited Robbie over and then was mean to him and had a fight.  He came back at least twice after that.  Then one time, I had my Sim release him instead of letting him go to jail.  He never came back to rob my Sims again!  Lol.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010, 02:28:33 AM »
One of my criminals went to jail three times in a row. What a streak of bad luck that was and her job performance took a huge hit of course.

That could possible be the most profitable career path though. You can bring home loads of expensive art work doing side jobs. My sim got two of those Puck's paintings and a huge statue one night at work plus 900 extra in simoleons and of course her paycheck on top of it all.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2010, 07:43:19 PM »
Also, I saw a pretty cool glitch. this one time i did get caught and i was on the way 2 jail. as I got off my fone rang, and when my guy picked it up he canceled the "go to jail" action, which was like a get out of jail free card. I was pretty stoked after that.
"Oh, sorry mr Policeman, I just really have take this" *steps out of car and runs like the wind* ;D
I always laugh at the burglars just waiting patiently OUTSIDE the police car while the cop inspects your house for stolen loot.  I have NEVER seen that on COPS.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 11:42:47 PM »
You can go out and release the burglar too.  :D

I wish someone would do that for my sims when they get busted.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2010, 11:11:38 AM »
My master thief sim has only been arrested once, so far.  I'm not sure if this is more due to her Lucky trait, or the fact that she is an ex-superspy!

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2010, 11:34:04 AM »
My master thief sim has only been arrested once, so far.  I'm not sure if this is more due to her Lucky trait, or the fact that she is an ex-superspy!
Lol, good cop turned evil criminal! She now works for the organization that she used to raid!
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2010, 01:39:37 PM »
This happened to me once, but only when I tried to find the cop to get payback, I couldn't find her anywhere... she just... vanished.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2010, 02:55:52 PM »
I think most of the cops that our Sims encounter are considered service Sims (maids, firefighters, burglars, etc.) and they don't have a home in town.  I tried to track down a burglar several times, even following him from my house after he broke in, but it was no good.  You can talk to them and invite them over if you get them on your contact list, but you can't find where they live.
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2010, 09:00:58 PM »
lucky definitely has something to do with it. i played a casual theif and my rise to master theif took about 4 weeks or so.

during that time i was arrested only once.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2010, 12:14:21 AM »
One of my criminals went to jail three times in a row. What a streak of bad luck that was and her job performance took a huge hit of course.

That could possible be the most profitable career path though. You can bring home loads of expensive art work doing side jobs. My sim got two of those Puck's paintings and a huge statue one night at work plus 900 extra in simoleons and of course her paycheck on top of it all.

Yeah consider being arrested a risk you take, when they also have the chance of bringing home some valuables as well. I generally used jail time to work on athletics since they need it anyway.

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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2010, 12:51:32 PM »
I've only been arrested once, and never ever have had any burglars. Maybe I have the lucky trait myself?
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Re: Spending the Night in Jail
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2010, 12:02:06 PM »
Okay;

I've done a little more trial and error work on this and I think I have it nailed down to one thing. It seems my sim only gets arrested if I select the option "Do a Side Job". So to avoid arrest, don't select that.

Anyone ever see anything different?

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