Yep! “Just cause somebody wears a hoodie doesn’t mean they are a criminal”..Yeah OK, let’s see Al Sharpton work the night shift at a 7-11 and some homies walk in wearing a hoodie. Let’s see how long he can go before he pisses his pants. I use to do just that in the 1980s, work the night shift at a 7-11 in Freeport New York which is an almost all black neighborhood on the North side. I can’t even count how many times we got ripped of when the “hoodies” walked in. Blatant shoplifting then they would slowly walk out out of arrogance, like a dare, or jumping over the counter to rifle the cash register or showing me their “piece” or a knife. We had an ax handle as if that would do anything, I would just let them take what they wanted then call the cops. I was freakin’ nuts back then, I don’t know why I worked there. And finally when I got some brains and decided to quit the owner was practically on his knees begging me to stay because nobody else was stupid enough to take that job.
I carried, the cops knew it, the winos and other street people knew it, and if the company knew it they never said anything, it was a firing offense.
The store consistently scored at the top for inventory and cash control, we must have been doing something right.
I always figured that someone stealing from my shift was stealing from me.