A few years back I was working for an office supply best known for being easy (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?). The computer repair stations had been in operation for a few months or so and I was staffed there that day. I was finishing up a customer's paperwork when I heard a commotion from behind me in the electronics section and see a tweaked out man headed to the front yelling and acting a general ass.
Now, said "customer" had been previously caught a few days ago by our electronics specialist attempting to shoplift some expensive electronics. It just so happened that he was in the same section again that day looking at hard drives. Said specialist had just gotten off her shift and was headed up that same aisle purse in hand and big overcoat hiding her uniform. The tweaker saw her and immediately went on a rant at her, saying things that she's stalking him in the store and it was bullshit that she "accused" him of shoplifting (referring to the last time, and he was in the process of stuffing the damn thing down his pants then!).
Ignoring him she went up to the front to stand and wait for a manager to inspect her purse. In the meantime the tweaker went up to the service desk to supposedly check out, all the while ranting and raving at the specialist about shoplifting and false accusations nonsense, claiming that her standing there was proof she was profiling him and all that. She tried her best to ignore him and he finally got fed up and left without the merchandise.
What happened next made the entire store just stop. I mean all customers halted their shopping, all managers paused, every cashier just froze. He stuck his head back in the door and shouted at the top of his lungs, "I DON'T NEED TO STEAL SHIT! I SELL CRACK FOR A LIVING!"
All my associate could do was say, "I bet you do!" as he ran back out.
I had to leave the kiosk before I lost it.
The woman accused of trashing an East Anchorage Subway Tuesday night has been identified as 35-year-old Nikki Abrell, authorities say.
She is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, harassment and resisting arrest, according to Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Anita Shell.
According to charging documents, Abrell was naked, destroying the inside of the Subway restaurant when police arrived. After being taken into custody, she managed to slip out of a handcuff and “threw her arms forward.”
Abrell “appeared to under the influence of drugs” and “could not hold a conversation only murmured her statements,” a responding officer said in a formal complaint.
When asked why police believe she was under the influence of spice, Shell said, “I think it was the behavior more than anything.”
The building maintenance supervisor told police the damage to the restaurant was estimated at more than $20,000.
Abrell’s bail was set at $10,000.
An employee said he also found human waste on the floor when he began cleaning up.
Police subdued the female and took her into custody. Once medics arrived on scene, they examined her and told police they believed this was a spice-related issue. They transported her to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Henry says once she recovers, she will most likely face felony charges.
“She did a significant amount of damage and it’s gonna take awhile to fix the store,” Henry said. “It’s a mess.”
The restaurant’s owner arrived at the scene shortly after she was notified of the incident by police.
No one was injured during the incident, according to Henry. He said there were no customers at the time, but multiple employees were working and witnessed the suspect’s behavior.
Henry said the woman’s violent reaction to the drug is not unusual.
“You see all kinds of behavior,” he explained. “Some people just lay down and go to sleep. Other people become extremely hostile or violent. You never know what you’re going to get and that’s part of the danger with it is you don’t know what it’s going to do to the human body and you get sometimes these very extreme reactions.”
He said anyone who sees someone exhibiting unusual behaviors that may be spice related should call 911 and not attempt to speak or interact with the person.
“It’s a problem and I don’t know what the answer is,” he said. “If people are gonna use it, we have to deal with it.”
A woman faces charges for getting high while shopping at Wal-Mart.
Police say Melissa Ann Wright was caught huffing a can of Ultra Duster at a Kansas area Walmart, KCTV-TV reports. Ultra Duster is an industrial strength duster chemical used to clean computers.
"Once it enters the system it causes the heart to become super sensitive to things like adrenaline. So if you are frightened, you can have a heart attack," Sawyer told KCTV-TV.
Wright was arrested when other shoppers dialed 911 after spotting her huffing the duster in one of the aisles. Despite having injuries to her face, police say Wright refused medical treatment.
"They cause frostbite on contact. So you would have frostbite of the lips, throat, mouth and even further down," Sawyer said.
Wright now faces charges of abusing toxic vapors.
The Iowa Taco Bell where police uncovered a meth lab earlier this week is still closed. On Tuesday morning, police officers responded to calls about suspicious persons outside of the restaurant in Cedar Rapids. When they went inside, they found signs of an "active" meth lab including fuel, lye, and drain cleaner. NBC writes that 31-year-old employee Christopher Adam Matous was arrested alongside 56-year-old Kent Jerome Duby and both were charged with conspiracy to manufacture meth.
The Gazette reports Matous told officers that he manufactured the meth "for personal use" so that he could "stay high all the time." Taco Bell released a statement noting that the meth was not cooked in the restaurant's kitchen. However, Matous has been terminated and the franchise owner may press criminal charges. Taco Bell adds that the company and the franchisee find the situation "completely unacceptable" and that the franchisee is cooperating with the police.
The chain has hired a company that "specializes in cleanup of hazardous materials" and plans to submit a report on the progress of the situation on Friday. Stuart Schmitz, a toxicologist with the Iowa Department of Health tells the paper that "those who face the greatest health risks from meth labs are the meth manufacturers themselves," and that there is little risk the public was exposed. For now, the location remains closed and Cedar Rapids residents will have to get their Quesaritos at another location.
Not quite the same, but my brother used to work at this burrito place with a bunch of high schoolers, none of which needed the job; they were all from well off families that knew the owners.
You know, the kids who only have jobs because mommy an daddy think it'll build character to see how the "less fortunate" people live, and who can't be fired because the owners know their parents.
Well, a couple of these little fuckers had a little problem with a drug called heroin.
One day the manager couldn't find them and my brother says, "They're passed out in the bathroom."
The manager was trying to think how he was going to handle the situation when a couple of cops walked in to get some dinner. The manager took their order and told them they could have it for free if they went and looked in the bathroom. Says it's nothing dangerous, but it's something they might find amusing.
The cops walk out with the two kids in handcuffs and say they found them with two and a half $20 packs of heroin sitting on the back of the toilet. The manager handed them their food and thanked them for their service.
One of the kids asked if he would still have his job and the manager busted out laughing.
I truly don't understand supervisors who insist on hiring people who are obviously going to be terrible employees.
One summer in college I was working for this dog kennel/boarding place. We were open 24/7 and we had a lot of trouble finding good people to do the overnight 11pm-7am shift. That overnight person had to be alone in the building with at least 30 dogs on a normal night, making sure everything was clean and that all the dogs had enough food/water/bathroom breaks.
Halfway through the summer, my boss hired this guy who was supposed to show up early on his first day at 8 pm for training for the overnight. He called me at the front desk at about 7:30pm saying he couldn't make it because he had fallen off the wagon and didn't want to drive drunk to get here.
For some unknown reason, instead of telling him not to bother coming in because he CLEARLY wasn't going to be a good employee because he was DRUNK, my boss gives him an ultimatum: show up for this shift or be fired.
He stumbled in around 8:30 pm and somehow made it through his shift.
He worked there for about a week before we discovered that A) he was also a heroin addict and B) he was doing his own personal laundry in our company machines.