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  • Man shot returning to store he tried to rob: NOPD

    01/05/2017 3:52:55 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/1/17 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    Employees at a North Broad Street store shot and attacked a man who returned to the store he unsuccessfully tried to rob, New Orleans police said. The man, identified in a preliminary report as David Vaughn, was armed when he first walked into Triangle Deli, 1904 N. Broad St. He showed a store cashier a gun in his waistband and ordered the cashier to give him money from the register, police said. The cashier pointed a gun at the man and led him out of the store, police said. Vaughn returned about 12:20 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 1), but three employees...
  • The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store

    10/13/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 76 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm | By Brett and Kate McKay
    The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus StoreBy Brett and Kate McKay on Oct 11, 2016 05:05 pm You’ve probably been to an army surplus store.They all look pretty much the same wherever you live. Surplus stores can be found in strip malls in the rough part of town or as stand-alone warehouse-style buildings with corrugated metal roofing and very few windows. They’re easy to miss while driving because they typically only announce themselves with a small yellow sign emblazoned with “Army Surplus” in black lettering.When you walk in, your nose is met with that distinct army surplus...
  • Praise for Retailers Open or Closed on Black Friday

    11/02/2015 1:54:45 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/30/2015 | Dan Armstrong
    REI recently announced it will be closed on Black Friday this year. The outdoor retail chain says it is encouraging its 12,000 employees from 143 locations to make a new tradition of spending time outside that day rather than shopping. In years past, like many other retailers, REI offered customers special deals the day after Thanksgiving. But now, REI is hoping to capitalize on the idea that a lot of people are turned off by holiday shopping around Thanksgiving. It launched an #OPTOUTSIDE campaign, encouraging the public to upload personal photos of their outdoor adventures or use photos provided by...
  • Microsoft's first flagship retail store opens in NYC October 26- Featuring new Surface Pro 4 tablets

    10/28/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by dennisw · 11 replies
    ZDNET ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Mary Jo Foley
    Microsoft's first flagship store opens as new Surface models go on sale Microsoft's first flagship retail store opens in New York City on October 26, the same day that its Surface Book laptops and Surface Pro 4 tablets are generally available. Mary Jo Foley Tomorrow, October 26, is the day Microsoft will open its first flagship first brick-and-mortar retail store. The first flagship is the Fifth Avenue New York City store, just a few block away from Apple's Fifth Avenue store. The ribbon-cutting happens at 11:30 a.m. and doors open at noon. ed bott First look: Surface Pro 4 adds...
  • 2 men armed with assault rifles rob Rolex store at Century City Mall

    08/24/2015 10:09:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/24/15 | By Leo Stallworth and staff
    CENTURY CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two brazen suspects armed with assault rifles held up a Rolex store at the Westfield Century City Shopping Center Monday afternoon, firing at least one shot during the robbery. No injuries were reported. Authorities say the armed robbery happened in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at 12:01 p.m. The gunmen went up the escalator to the mall and headed straight to the store during lunch hour. A security guard tried to stop the suspects from entering, but when he tried to shut the door, the suspect fired a round into the store....
  • store owner posts signs, leaving town because residents are 'homeless bums, lowlifes and retards'

    05/19/2015 6:49:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-19-15 | CHRIS SPARGO
    A Kansas furniture store owner is closing up shop and leaving town, but not before he tells other residents what he thinks about them. Bob Fyfe, the owner of Payless Furniture in Lawrence, has polarized the community by posting signs on a large truck in his store parking lot that attack the town. The main sign reads; 'Lawrence: Commie and Candy Ass Capitol [sic] of Kansas. Goodbye Obamaville.'
  • 2 IDIOTS, 1 GUN SHOP: Police Officer Suing Gun Store After Shooting Off his Own Finger [VIDEO]

    01/14/2015 6:48:43 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 34 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | Hunter Roosevelt
    A former Kentucky police officer is suing a local gun store after he shot his finger off inside the store in a case of bad gun handling vs. horrible gun handling – plus a complete lack of personal responsibility. According to a civil lawsuit, former Glasgow police officer Darrell Smith went to Barren Outdoors and asked to see a .380 caliber handgun. An employee removed the gun from under the counter and handed it to Smith without checking to see if the gun was loaded. Smith then takes the gun, likewise failing to check if the weapon was loaded, and...
  • Video: Dozens of teens vandalize Brooklyn store, owner says

    10/14/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/10/2014 | JOSEPH STEPANKSY
    A surveillance video posted online shows a group of teens trashing a Brooklyn store Saturday night, the store’s owner said. Dozens of teens gathered outside of Gourmet Butcher on Troy Ave. near Carroll St. in Crown Heights before several rushed into the store and knocked over shelves and pushed products to the floor, a video posted on on Monday shows. The Store’s owner, Yanki Klein, told CBS 2 the vandalism happened on Saturday around 9 p.m., only hours after he reopened his store following the Jewish holiday Sukkot.
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • Robbers turn liquor store into curbside service for pals

    01/29/2014 2:53:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/14 | Kevin Sheehan, Jeane MacIntosh
    Three pistol-packing crooks turned a Brooklyn liquor store into their a drive-up retail outlet — tying up the workers and then spending the next two hours calling friends and filling their curbside orders, cops said Tuesday. “They were taking the liquor in cases out to the cars,” said Brownsville shop owner Geoffrey George. “They were calling their friends on the phone. They were saying, ‘What you want? What you want?’ ” recalled George, who was duct-taped along with two of his workers during the outrageous midnight heist Jan. 20.
  • Man-speech

    12/28/2013 1:56:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    vanity | 12-28-2013 | Servo1969
    So, one of the Christmas presents I got for my wife is a wax warmer. My 6-year-old son was walking through the living room today as I was moving it and he asked, "Daddy, where did you get that for Mommy?" So I said, "What, this?" "Yes." "At the store." "Oh." He walked a little further and asked, "What store?" And I said, "A store that sells these." "Oh, okay!" and he walked off completely satisfied. My wife, who had been reading on the couch, began to laugh and said, "What kind of conversation was that?!" And I jokingly replied,...
  • Philadelphia Store Clerk Loses Job After Fighting Off Robber?!

    11/26/2013 5:03:20 AM PST · by DBCJR · 5 replies
    “Once he started to come at me with a weapon, I was pretty much left with no other choice but to get physical with this guy,” Burwell said. He was later fired for not adhering to Wawa’s policy regarding robbery which tells clerks to immediately surrender the money if anyone is trying to rob the store.
  • Expired Food Store (the Daily Table) Set to Open Next Year

    09/29/2013 7:44:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Time ^ | 9/23/13 | Samantha Grossman
    More than 90% — ninety percent! — of Americans throw out food prematurely, as TIME reported last week. Basically, consumers are confused by phrasing like “use by” and “sell by” and so, to be safe, they end up tossing perfectly good produce, snacks and more. In reality, food dating really just indicates when an item is at its peak freshness, not when it becomes inedible. All of this got Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe’s supermarket chain, thinking about a potential solution. And now, it seems he might have found one: a market that specializes in preparing...
  • Wisconsin Grocery Store Forced to Cut Hours Due to Obamacare

    07/25/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/25/13 | DANIEL HALPER
    Trigs grocery store in Wisconsin is forced to cut hours due to Obamacare, local affiliates report:
  • PA:Ambridge store clerk with gun thwarts attempted robbery

    07/16/2013 6:03:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 15 July, 2013 | NA
    AMBRIDGE, Pa. — A Beaver County store clerk with a real gun thwarted a robbery by a suspect armed only with a BB pistol. Authorities said 42-year-old James Hayes, of Ambridge, remained jailed Monday on a charge that he tried to rob Moh's Market. Police said surveillance video showed Hayes entering the Ambridge store about 3:45 p.m. Saturday and pointing his gun at the clerk, Abdul Belaouni, who responded by pulling a real gun on Hayes. Belaouni said he works hard for what he has and he was simply protecting his store.
  • FL:Store owner shoots accused burglar

    06/09/2013 8:46:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 9 June, 2013 | SCOTT DRESSEL
    LAKE PLACID -- A Lake Placid man is nursing two gunshot wounds and facing armed burglary and aggravated assault charges after he was confronted by an armed store owner Wednesday night. Deputies report that 23-year-old David Allan Curry was shot in the left foot and right thigh just after 11:15 p.m. when he allegedly pointed a gun at Jonathan T. Hawthorne, the owner of HHH Food and Beverage at 128 Crestmore Drive. Hawthorne, acting on a call from the alarm company, had arrived at the store just before a deputy and was armed with a .40 caliber Glock handgun. The...
  • Police: Baytown convenience store clerk shoots would-be robber

    05/11/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies ^ | 5/11/13 | Pooja Lodhia
    BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- Baytown police were investigating a shooting at a convenience store Saturday. The store at Alexander Food Store on North Alexander has been robbed before and it's why the clerk was prepared with a gun. Police say a confrontation between the gunman and a female store clerk around 11am ended with the alleged gunman in the hospital. "We heard, 'Pow! Pow!'" witness Christina Odom said. "He just fell backwards like that." Baytown police say a man in his 40s ran into the food mart, wearing a mask, brandishing a handgun and demanding money. "The clerk, in fear...
  • Store Owner Pays Big Bucks for Video Cameras to Defend Against Lawsuit Abuse

    05/03/2013 12:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/25/13 | iamlawsuitabuse
    Rafael Cuellar, the owner of a grocery store in Passaic, NJ, estimates he has spent around $350,000 to install and maintain his store's camera and recording devices. But it's not to protect him from shoplifters — it's to help him defend against lawsuit abusers.
  • Store owners say plastic bag ban causes more shoplifting

    02/28/2013 1:50:46 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 51 replies ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Casey McNerthney
    When the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a ban on plastic bags and required businesses to charge a nickel for paper bags, city leaders believed it would be better all around. "I think we've gotten to a place where it's really going to work for the environment, businesses and the community in general," Councilman Mike O'Brien said at the time. But the bag ban is contributing to thousands of dollars in losses for at least one Seattle grocery store, and questions have been raised about the risk of food-borne illness from reusable bags that shoppers don't often wash.
  • My Trip to the Gun Store

    01/31/2013 11:04:53 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Yesterday I decided to head-out and get a bit more ammo before the Obama and his congressional minions had a chance to impose more regulation and/or bans... Luckily, I picked up 8mm, .357, and 12-gauge shells, and after a considerable wait in line it was my turn to pay. So then the cashier says 'strip down, facing me.' I couldn't believe it- all I could think was 'this time these pinheads in Congress have gone WAY too far...' Making a mental note to complain to the manager about the gun registry people running amok, I did just as she had instructed....
  • Assembly Democrat wants grocery store ban on plastic bags [California]

    01/22/2013 10:27:56 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Kevin Yamamura
    Assemblyman Marc Levine announced today he will revive a proposal banning all single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores. Under the proposal, most grocery retailers could no longer provide thin plastic bags for customers starting in 2015. For 18 months, retailers could offer paper bags made of recycled materials or reusable plastic bags for customers to bag their milk, eggs and other groceries. Starting in July 2016, grocery retailers could only provide reusable plastic bags, which many stores already offer at a fee. The new proposal, Assembly Bill 158, also leaves room for stores to provide recycled paper bags at...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • News story shows gun store in false light | Firearms Lawyer

    12/11/2012 6:16:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 10 December, 2012 | MARK KNAPP
    A recent King 5 News broadcast reported on gun violence around the Puget Sound. The fact that the reporters referenced Champion Arms and the Kent gun store’s licensing issues is a case history in how the news media often portray gun issues in a false light. Champion Arms had almost nothing to do with the stated subject matter of the story, which was how people like the Cafe Racer killer, Ian Stawiki, obtain guns. Stawiki, who killed four people in Seattle and wounded another, did not have a criminal record nor any record of mental illness. It is hard to...
  • Food Lion stores closing

    01/11/2012 10:48:04 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    JACKSONVILLE,COM ^ | Jan 12,2012 | swampsniper
    All Food Lion stores on the First Coast, including a dozen in Jacksonville, are closing, company officials announced Wednesday night. The stores will be closed within 30 days, the company said. Stores in Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, Baker and Alachua counties are also closing. In addition, the Food Lion in Waycross is among the Georgia stores slated to be closed. The company will convert its Food Lion in Lake City to a Harveys store. All of the other stores in Florida are closing.
  • Muammar Gaddafi's 'trophy' body on show in Misrata meat store

    10/21/2011 4:42:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/21/11 | Andrei Netto, Ian Black, Luke Harding
    Muammar Gaddafi's 'trophy' body on show in Misrata meat storeLibyans queue to see dictator's body as wounds appear to confirm he was killed in cold blood Andrei Netto in Misrata, Ian Black in Tripoli and Luke Harding Friday 21 October 2011 15.13 EDT Bloodied, wearing just a pair of khaki trousers, and dumped on a cheap mattress, Muammar Gaddafi's body has become a gruesome tourist attraction and a macabre symbol of the new Libya's problems. Hundreds of ordinary Libyans queued up outside a refrigerated meat store in Misrata, where the dead dictator was being stored as a trophy. A guard...
  • Police Raid Gun and Safe Store

    09/23/2011 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Michael Barnes · 37 replies ^ | Aug 21 2011 | Jamie Guirola
    LAS VEGAS -- The U.S. Air Force led a rare raid against a Las Vegas gun shop Friday afternoon. Investigators removed pieces of evidence and took several people into custody. The initial raid lasted less than an hour. "These guys were in full get-up, automatic weapons," said Bahama Mamas manager Joe Gold. Armored SWAT tanks, officers carrying machine guns, K-9s, the FBI, ATF, and the U.S. Air Force made a grand entrance at the business park on Dean Martin Drive near Flamingo Road. Heavy on action and light on information, investigators remained tight-lipped about the warrants served at the Citadel...
  • Entire Apple Stores Being Faked in China

    07/21/2011 1:44:25 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | July 21, 2011 | Associated Press
    BEIJING – At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to customers. Signs advertising the iPad 2 hang from the white walls. Outside, the famous logo sits next to the words "Apple Store." And that's the clue it's fake. China, long known for producing counterfeit consumer gadgets, software and brand name clothing, has reached a new piracy milestone -- fake Apple stores.
  • Robert Haack Diamonds Owner at Center of Concealed Carry Controversy(WI)

    06/28/2011 4:31:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 27 June, 2011 | David Cotey
    Comments made by Robert Haack Diamonds owner Brett Eulberg have put him in the center of a concealed-carry controversy. Last week, Wisconsin lawmakers approved lifting the ban on carrying concealed weapons, leaving Illinois as the last state to do so. Wisconsin businesses, however, will have the right to post signs at the entrance of their business prohibiting concealed weapons, and it was Eulberg's thoughts he shared with FOX 6 NOW on posting the sign that has caused plenty of backlash. "It's crazy, now I have to put a sign up saying 'no guns allowed,'" Eulberg told FOX 6. "Again, it's...
  • I just Got Back From The Grocery Store($4 For A Gallon of Milk)

    05/15/2011 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 308 replies
    The meats were like a bad joke gone bad. $7-10 for a small package of chicken breasts. I got enough food for a week and it was $107. The cashier lady told me some woman (when she noticed) milk at $4 a gallon asked if there was s milk shortage. Are people this stupid? I am truly afraid for this country in so many ways and as the cashier lady said she told the ditz lady it will get far worse before it gets better. And the cashier was in her 20's and she figured this out- so there is...
  • Ancient Treasures Looted, Destroyed in Egypt's Chaos (Zahi Hawass interview)

    01/30/2011 10:42:21 PM PST · by pillut48 · 45 replies
    NatGeo ^ | January 30, 2011 | David Braun
    Archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, reports that several of the country's museums have been attacked by looters taking advantage of the political turmoil in the country. In the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, looters stole jewelry from the museum shop and smashed a statue of Tutankhamun and other artifacts. In a Sinai store containing antiquities from the Port Said Museum, "a large group, armed with guns and a truck, entered the store, opened the boxes in the magazine and took the precious objects. Other groups attempted to enter the Coptic Museum, Royal Jewellery Museum, National...
  • A New 'Low'? Eco Warriors Target Grocery-Buying Soccer Moms

    01/19/2011 1:12:18 PM PST · by patriotgal71 · 39 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 1/19/2011 | SkinnieMinnie
    While grocery shopping a few weeks ago, I ran across this sign in the parking lot of a well-known grocery store: “Reserved Parking For Low Emissions and Fuel Efficient Hybrid Vehicles.” As can be expected, the sign designated a spot near the entrance of the store, right next to the handicapped spots.
  • Apple's Mac App Store fundamentally changes PC software usage rights

    01/07/2011 10:16:46 AM PST · by stripes1776 · 36 replies
    BetaNews ^ | January 6, 2011 | Joe Wilcox
    Earlier today, Apple officially launched its application store for Macintosh, with about 1,000 free and paid applications available. Snow Leopard users download the Mac OS X 10.6.6 update, and the store is included. But people using the software are in for a change. Consumers typically buy software by machine. Those people buying from the Mac App Store purchase by person. The software is attached to an identity. This is a dramatic departure from how consumer software is typically licensed. Licensing agreements typically restrict installation on one PC, sometimes two or even three...The Mac App Store changes the paradigm and usage...
  • Gas Station Clerk Fires Gun at Robbery Suspects(VA)

    12/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 13 December, 2010 | MATT ACKLAND
    WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Be careful who you choose to hold up. That's the message two alleged robbers got from a clerk at a gas station in Woodbridge, Va. The clerk did not want to be identified, but told FOX 5 his story. He's hoping by speaking out, it could help find the suspects and also help deter other criminals from attacking citizens. The clerk said he was just finishing up a shift at the gas station and was sitting in his car warming it up. He said two men approached him and used a taser to stun him. Because he...
  • Vegan activist pleads guilty to Sheepskin Factory arson

    11/18/2010 3:47:40 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/18/2010 | Yesenia Robles
    Vegan activist Walter Edmund Bond, of Utah, today pleaded guilty to felony counts related to an April fire that burned down the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale. Bond, 34, was arrested on July 22, accused of using fire or explosives to damage property involved in interstate commerce and of using force, violence or threats involving animal enterprises. The blaze caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Sheepskin Factory in the early hours of April 30. On July 28, Bond pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. By changing his plea today, he may be eligible for a shorter prison sentence....
  • Activist admits setting fire to Colorado sheepskin store ("Activist" = Eco-Terrorist)

    11/18/2010 8:12:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov. 18, 2010 | Keith Coffman
    (Reuters) - A self-described animal-rights activist known on the Internet as "Lone Wolf" pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to arson in a fire that destroyed a local sheepskin business.
  • Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating (Hussein creates jobs @ 7/11?)

    11/04/2010 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/05/10
    Obama's 'Slurpee summit' has convenience store salivating Washington, Nov 5 : Barack Obama seems to have a thing for naming summits after drinks. The makers of those beverages couldn't be happier. The US president jumped on a reporter's suggestion Wednesday that he call an upcoming meeting with top Democratic and Republican legislative leaders a "Slurpee summit" to hash out a way forward after Tuesday's elections, in which Obama's party suffered major losses in Congress. "They're delicious drinks," Obama quipped, joking that he might serve the popular slushed ice drinks at what is likely to be a frosty meeting between leaders...
  • Why Do Koreans Own The Black Beauty Supply Business?

    09/29/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 54 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | September 27, 2010 07:06 AM | R. Asmerom
    It’s odd but no so odd at the same time. By now, many people expect to walk into a beauty supply store and see a Korean store owner manning the register. Whether you’re in the suburbs of Houston or on MLK Blvd in Anytown, USA, you know what to expect. And yet, walking down a street in a Black neighborhood with Black residents and Black customers buzzing about the retail shops, that image of the few Koreans in the neighborhood only existing behind the cash register of liquor, beauty supply and other retail shops is still perplexing.
  • Stores’ Treatment of Shoplifters Tests Legal Rights

    06/21/2010 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Palter · 24 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2010 | COREY KILGANNON and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The A & N Food Market on Main Street in Flushing, Queens, has an almost entirely Chinese clientele. The inventory includes live eels, turtles and frogs, frozen duck tongue and canned congee. These goods, like products sold in every neighborhood of the city, attract their share of shoplifters. But A & N Food Market has an unusual way of dealing with the problem. First, suspected shoplifters caught by the store’s security guards or staff members have their identification seized. Then, they are photographed holding up the items they are accused of trying to steal. Finally, workers at the store threaten...
  • Robber's body discovered under bridge at highways(MS)

    03/06/2010 4:59:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 106 replies · 1,395+ views ^ | 5 March, 2010 | Steve Sanoski
    The body of one of two men chased after a violent robbery at a small grocery Thursday night was found this morning at the Interstate 20-U.S. 61 interchange and authorities were trying to determine whether he was shot, jumped or fell from an overpass. A second suspect, described, like the dead man, as Hispanic, was being sought by police in the robbery and assault at La Chiquita grocery store, 4002 U.S. 61 South, which triggered the chase and shootout. Police received a call about the armed robbery at 8:41, said Sgt. Sandra Williams. “The caller reported two Hispanic males entered...
  • Maria Pinto Closes Chicago Boutique. What's Michelle Obama to Wear? (M's designer goes bankrupt)

    02/15/2010 2:00:37 PM PST · by Stoat · 203 replies · 3,311+ views
    The StyleList ^ | February 15, 2010 | Lesley Kennedy
    Maria Pinto Closes Chicago Boutique. What's Michelle Obama to Wear? by Lesley Kennedy  Posted Feb 15th 2010 at 4:26PM (Image not included due to Free Republic rules pertaining to Getty Images) Even designing dresses that turned Michelle Obama into a fashion trendsetter couldn't keep Maria Pinto in business. The designer has closed the doors to her Chicago boutique, reports the Chicago Sun-Times, and she is expected to seek bankruptcy protection this week. Pinto tells the Sun-Times "economic challenges and soft buying trends at the top end of the apparel market" contributed to her business woes.  ''I am confident that the 'Maria Pinto' name will not go away,...
  • Would-be victim tells how he beat intruder with his own bat

    01/30/2010 5:17:17 AM PST · by Thirteen · 30 replies · 1,046+ views
    Bristol Herald-Courier ^ | January 30, 2010 | Claire Galofaro
    HURLEY, Va. – When a large, 21-year-old man walked into a store armed with a baseball bat, threatening a robbery, Kenny Justus did what any old man would do: He wrestled the bat from the intruder, beat him nearly to death with it and then shot him in the arm. “He was calling me an old man while we were fighting,” Justus, 64, said. “I told him, the next one he picks on better be older than me.” Police accused the bat-wielding intruder of trying to rob Justus’s car lot Thursday. Justin Gregory Charles, badly beaten and with a gunshot...
  • Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea (NoKo, no sale)

    12/06/2009 3:33:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 833+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/06/09
    Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea Jeans confiscated because of 'working conditions in North Korea'. -AFP Sun, Dec 06, 2009 AFP STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - A Swedish department store on Saturday cancelled what was to be the sale of the "first ever" brand of jeans made in North Korea, the Swedish company behind the communist-made dark denims said. "Apparently PUB has censored our exhibition/store by shutting it down and 'confiscating' the jeans because of the 'working conditions in North Korea'," Jakob Ohlsson of company Noko Jeans told AFP in an email. "At first i thought it was...
  • Microsoft Store employees perform dance of the cringe (video)

    11/17/2009 1:03:15 PM PST · by DigitalVideoDude · 20 replies · 1,040+ views
    Engadget ^ | posted Nov 17th 2009 at 8:26AM | By Thomas Ricker
    Why is it that whenever Microsoft tries to have a little "fun" it comes across as creepy or overly controlled? This time it's Microsoft's Mission Viejo Store employees engaged in a fit of awkward boogie that some would call the Electric Slide. Oh boy, corporate fun... it's a bit like corporate rock only less natural. Now go ahead and view the entire 4 minutes and 44 seconds of the video after the break, we double-dog dare you.
  • Why Catholic churches are like shabby department stores

    10/30/2009 10:20:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies · 1,342+ views ^ | October 8th, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    Recently I attended a Catholic service in a church, and a diocese, which shall remain nameless. This is not because there is anything scandalous to report, but because I’m about to compare it to a 1970s department store. Then, after Vatican II, its interior was modernised. But we’re not talking savage reordering here: just the usual wall-to-wall carpeting of the sanctuary, removal of the altar rails and – unforgivably, not least because it makes a nonsense of the high altar – the removal of the tabernacle to… somewhere. Sometimes you walk into a modern Catholic church and think: this is...
  • Burglary Suspect’s Death May Have Been Justifiable(MS)

    09/01/2009 10:52:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 575+ views ^ | 31 August, 2009 | Ward Schaefer
    Jackson police are investigating a shooting that may fall under the "Castle Doctrine," Mississippi's law governing justifiable homicide in the defense of a home or business. The shooting took place at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday at Gipson's Discount Foods on Highway 80 in West Jackson. Police say that a man carrying a large knife and a handgun attempted to enter the store through a back door. A relative of the store's owners shot and killed the intruder. Jackson Police Department spokesman Lt. Jeffery Scott said this morning that the shooter lives on the premises, but would not release his name....
  • Elizabeth Edwards opens furniture store in N.C. (John's stuff?)

    08/22/2009 8:23:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,727+ views
    Elizabeth Edwards opens furniture store in N.C.Associated Press Last Modified: Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 10:33 p.m. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – The wife of a former North Carolina senator and presidential candidate has opened a furniture store. Multiple media outlets report that Elizabeth Edwards opened the store called Red Window in downtown Chapel Hill Saturday. Edwards says the store will have styles similar to The Red Door, a charity store her mother managed in Japan. Edwards’ husband, former Sen. John Edwards, also attended the opening. **SNIP** Elizabeth Edwards says she’s trying to ignore tabloid reports that her husband fathered...
  • Obama Merchandise a Big Seller at NBC Store

    08/17/2009 3:54:52 PM PDT · by greatplains · 11 replies · 365+ views
    Fox ^ | Maxim Lott
    Can you celebrate the Obama presidency at NBC? Yes you can. If you're a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal's online store has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure -- from a shirt with the president's picture proclaiming "YES WE DID" both of his a special inauguration a refrigerator magnet of the first couple. And don't forget the Barack Obama Action Figure -- yours for $15, plus tax. You can buy them online -- or at NBC Universal's retail store in New York.
  • Cops: City liquor store owner outwits armed robber who threatens to kill him (Armed Citizen PING!)

    07/02/2009 9:15:19 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 13 replies · 1,314+ views
    Woonsocket Call ^ | 1 July 2009 | RUSS OLIVO
    WOONSOCKET — The quick-thinking owner of a Social District package store turned the tables on a man who had a knife to his throat and threatened to kill him for money Tuesday, police said. After a violent struggle with the robber, the owner of U-Save Liquors at 399 Clinton St. convinced him that he was too tired to fight anymore and he was giving up. In an attempt to put the robber at ease, John Quinn then offered him the keys to the store and invited him to lock the front doors before he looted the store. As 20-year-old Kevin...
  • Lewiston Will Miss Grocers [Mn, More Small Business Failed by Democrat's Stimulus Bill]

    06/22/2009 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Post-Bulletin Company ^ | 6/20/2009 | By John Weiss
    Nearly all the 24 Malt-O-Meal bins were empty, refrigerated dairy cases had but a few gallons of milk, and many shelves of Wiens Food Center were bare Friday. "It's going to be a sad day tomorrow," Lisa Stephan said as she shopped for food for her family's upcoming vacation to Branson, Mo. At 6 p.m. today, the only grocery store in Lewiston will close. Scott Wiens, who owns it with his wife, LouAnn, said he can't get enough business with the store at its present size and can't afford to expand to compete with bigger stores nearby. Any remaining food...
  • UK: 'Terror gang' may have been 'plotting to blow up shopping centre and nightclub'

    04/09/2009 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Stoat · 45 replies · 6,441+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 9, 2009 | James Tozer
    Dramatic daylight terror raids on a university may have been linked to a plot to blow up a shopping centre or nightclub, police fear. Students at Liverpool John Moores University watched in shock yesterday as two men were hauled outside and forced to the ground by armed police.  Witnesses said the duo  -  students at the university's Business School  -  were wearing combat trousers and hiking jackets, and claimed there were rumours of 'a bomb' on the premises.  (edit) The raid was one of a series carried out simultaneously across the North-West in which 12 suspects believed to be...