If you have ever had to apprehend or help apprehend a shoplifter it can be a very scary and dangerous experience. When RHU contributor Hiedi found out a neighborhood store that had brought great happiness to her family had experienced a Nasty Ass Thief in the worst way, she reach out to the store and then came up with an inspiring idea to let them know that their customers cared.
SO...now that I am a certified Physician assistant, I now have the time to go back to sharing the stupidity of people.
This happened yesterday at my favorite video game store. To son and hubby, this store is like a second home to them.
Now, the guy who owns the place is a old school hipster that never quite grew up. The other 5 employees are best described as the stereotypical gamer/nerdist. They know their shit, and they know it well. If your sweet and nice to them, they'll cut ya deals on used video games and equipment. If you mind your manners and are looking for that 25 year old MUST HAVE hard to find game, they don't mind helping you.
Because it's a small mom and pop type store and profit margins are pretty thin, a nasty ass thief making off with $50 worth of shit hits them pretty hard. So, they take shoplifting pretty dam hard. So..that brings me to this and what happened Sunday:
A man in a mask and wearing a wig tried to steal from an Aberdeen business.
The Aberdeen Police Department tells KXRO that on Sunday officers were sent to a combative man at Game Freaks in Aberdeen, who had attempted to steal from the store.
According to Police the suspect was being held on the ground by store employees when officers arrived and took him into custody.
They say the man, wearing a blonde wig, a camouflage hat, and black half-face neoprene ski mask, entered the business, got a long board and ran out the front door with employees chasing him.
Two employees were able to subdue the man and hold him until the police arrived.
Video surveillance from inside the store also confirmed the employees’ story.
Police say the man claimed that he was being followed and that was why he was wearing the disguise.
He was arrested on robbery charges. Read more on KXRO
So I stopped by the video game store on my lunch break and asked if the two employees were okay. One has a really bad sprained ankle and wrist, the other is nursing a black eye and twisted knee.
Stopped and got a couple get well cards for the two employees, plus got them each a $25 gift card to Starbucks. Whole office is in process of signing the cards and gonna stop by after work to ask one of the employees to either mail the cards to them or take it by to them.