Grocery Deli worker is charged with theft for helping herself to $9,200 worth of ham over 8 years, eating up to FIVE slices a day



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A shop worker has been charged with theft for allegedly helping himself to more than $9,000 worth of deli ham for eight years.

The female grocery store employee was said to have gradually eaten thousands of dollars worth of meat by sneaking as many as five slices of ham a day.

Bosses at the shop first discovered the alleged theft after getting a tip the employee at a Giant Eagle store in Bolivar, around 70 miles south of Cleveland, in eastern Ohio was stealing the expensive meat.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Hale told The Columbus Dispatch that an eight-year employee of regional grocery chain was charged on Friday with stealing food estimated by the store to be worth $9,200 (£7,040). 

The store's loss prevention manager received a tip that an employee had been eating three to five slices of ham nearly every day over eight years, local media reported.

Authorities said she mostly ate ham but sometimes salami.

The woman is facing potential theft charges, but the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook that more serious 'felony charges are unlikely'.

The statement said: 'While our office did take a report of the issue as requested by the store, no determination of charges has been made. The procedure is to send the report to the Prosecutor's Office and they are the ones to decide.

'While my office does not have the authority to make the final decision in this case, I do feel confident that once all of the facts are relayed to the prosecutor, felony charges are unlikely.'

The sheriff's office added that no arrests and 'no formal filing of charges' had taken place yet. 

Other details including her name were not available. 

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Crazy Customers: Woman on Crack Gets Into Ceiling of Mexican Restaurant via Their Bathroom and Then Crash Lands Into Dining Area


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WomanA woman believed to be on crack cocaine fell through a ceiling at a Mexican restaurant in California

Footage shows the moment the woman comes tumbling down from a ceiling at Sabroso! Mexican Grill in Garden Grove, California.

According to the video's poster, the woman had made her way into the eatery and went straight for the facilities. 

A different clip shows the woman erratically walking around and trying to avoid help.

First responders try to ease the woman's worry but she can't help but be flustered.

A few moments later and she is finally calm and paramedics work to restrain her and see if she is injured. 

It is unknown what the woman's condition is.  

She appears to be middle age and was wearing a jean skirt, a white t-shirt and a light red jacket.

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Pizza Delivery Guy Surprises Customer with Beethoven Recital



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A restaurant worker delivered a lot more than a pizza to a Michigan family when he sat down at their baby grand piano and played a flawless rendition of a Beethoven masterpiece. 

Julie Varchetti said her husband, Paul, had ordered their kids a pizza from Hungry Howie's in Shelby Township. When the delivery guy, 18-year-old Bryce Dudal, spotted their piano in the foyer of their home and asked if he could take a look at it. 

Paul invited the recent high school graduate inside and asked him if he played. Dudal responded that he did and took a seat on the piano bench. The teen then began to play the third movement of Beethoven's 'Moonlight' sonata. 

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Creepy Customer Justice: Denny's Customer Facing a Year in Prison For Slapping Waitress on the Butt



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A 65-year-old man is facing up to a year in prison after he slapped a waitress on the bottom in a Denny's restaurant in Rome, New York. 

Clarence H. Locke Jr. and his wife had just arrived at a booth in the restaurant, when his wife got up to use the restroom.

Waitress Jayme Adair, 23, has described how she had taken a drinks order from Locke, 65, when he leaned out of the booth and smacked her backside. 

Ms Adair, who has worked at the restaurant for five years, reported it to her manager, who told Locke and his wife to leave.

The shocking incident, which took place around noon on Monday, was caught on CCTV, and police were able to identify and arrest Locke an hour later. 

He was charged the same day with forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor, punishable with up to a year in jail or three years' probation. 

ManMs Adair, of Rome, New York, said: 'I was in shock. I have never had anything like that happen to me before.

'The customer and his wife came in together. I didn't recognize him by his face but when he walked in he said, "Hello Jayme."

'His wife went to the restroom and I went over and got the couple's drinks.

'As I went over to take his order he reached as far as he could just to reach me and smack my butt pretty hard.

'I froze up. It was degrading and embarrassing, and completely out of the blue.

'I got super upset about it. I just told my manager to get him out and get him away from me, then the cops came and got him arrested.

'So many women go through this and it is not fair. I did nothing wrong and I did not deserve that.'

Ms Adair, who is dating 25-year-old artist Joseph Wright added: 'It bothered me because I have been in a relationship since I was in high school and I have never had a guy do something like that to me.

'One of my co-workers said, I'm so happy you are sticking up for yourself because the same thing has happened to me a few times.

'I have had comments before but they were not vulgar like that.

'I want to make sure he is actually punished because it is not something minor to me - it bothers me.'

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Bad Returners Getting Shut Down: Amazon Bans Shoppers who Return Too Much and Create Headaches



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Amazon is banning shoppers from the site for returning too many items, often without informing the customer of the grievance.  

The e-commerce mogul doesn't share its return policy with customers, but in its conditions of use it does state that it can terminate accounts on its sole discretion. 

One customer - Nir Nissim - was notified in March that his account was being closed because of a violation to the conditions of use agreement. 

'You cannot open a new account or use another account to place orders on our site,' Amazon wrote, according to the Wall Street Journal

Nissim, 20, still had $450 balance in his account that he had gotten from a gift card. 

'I contacted them almost every day for a week or two,' the ice cream shop worker added. 

He was eventually informed by a customer service agent that his return activity was the root of his troubles. But Nissim was adamant that his one return this year, and four returns last year, didn't warrant the response. 

Reaching out to Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, Nissim was eventually contacted by a representative who reinstated his account. 

'We want everyone to be able to use Amazon, but there are rare occasions where someone abuses our service over an extended period of time,' an Amazon spokesman said. 

'We never take these decisions lightly, but with over 300 million customers around the world, we take action when appropriate to protect the experience for all our customers.'

The spokesman added that customers should contact Amazon if they think they are unfairly banned. 

The company refused to disclose how many of its customers would be banned.

Managers from the company claim that accounts are terminated for requesting too many refunds, sending back the wrong items or receiving compensation for reviews, among other things.

When an algorithm surfaces showing suspicious behavior, a human will then go over the account. 

The banning is often a result if 'you're creating a lot of headaches for Amazon,' said Chris McCabe, a former policy enforcement investigator at Amazon who is currently a consultant at EcommerceChris LLC.

A customer's account could be flagged if they claim an atypical reason for making a return. 

'If your behavior is consistently outside the norm, you're not really the kind of customer they want,' said James Thomson, a former senior manager at Amazon. 

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Angry Bookstore Signage: "We are not the shop from rubbish film Notting Hill"



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Tourists bombarding a Notting Hill bookstore with questions about the Hugh Grant movie has forced the staff to put up an angry sign to deter fans from asking about the flick.

Owners of the Book and Comic Exchange posted the notice because of the sheer amount of tourists desperate to see backdrops from the popular film Notting Hill. 

Visitors are continually mistaking the bookstore for the Travel Bookshop, which was featured in the rom-com but closed in 2011.

The fed-up store erected a sign that reads: 'This is not the shop from the rubbish film Notting Hill. So don't ask! We don't know where it is either!'


A shop worker at The Book and Comic Exchange moaned that fans desperate to visit the real life bookstore where the main characters met in the film had become 'irritating.'

Some are even convinced they will bump into Hugh Grant if they loiter long enough, he said.

The confusion has become a pain for the store's owners because the shop is so tiny and can only hold a few customers at a time.

The Notting Hill film sees actor Hugh Grant playing the role of bumbling independent bookstore owner named Will Thacker. Julia Roberts stars as famous film actress Anna Scott.

The pair eventually strike up an unlikely romance after a couple of chance encounters whilst she is in the area making a movie.

The actual bookshop from the blockbuster film was The Travel Bookshop, founded in 1979, which closed in 2011, after 32 years of business.


Director Richard Curtis was inspired to write the movie - released on May 21, 1999 - after frequently visiting the shop close to his home. 

On social media, customers have applauded the sign. On Instagram, therockmother said: 'That is such a brilliantly angry sign.'

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