Woman Goes On Rampage After Being Denied Refund

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  1. Diane Lane

    Diane Lane Very Well-Known Member
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    I have been denied a refund and been offered an exchange, which is what this shop owner said she would have gladly done. I, too, would prefer to receive my money back, but although unhappy, I certainly would never destroy property in this manner, let alone assault the shop owner. It's a bit crazy to think that you could go to work one day and end up dragged around by a violent customer. Here's the video and more information.
     
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    Its a crazy world out there :eek: - stay in with me
     
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    Sadly it's all too common particularly in inner cities...disgraceful, and it could have been so much worse if the owner had been on her own in the shop at the time of the attack,,
     
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    Yikes and Holey Moley!! I hope this woman is charged and has to pay for the damages!

    Maybe she wanted cash because what she was returning was stolen earlier.
     
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    This sadly is a possibility. That poor shop owner.
     
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    And in, of all places, a Beauty Shop! One type of operation in which I happen to be well-versed. I can't say my ex- never had a disgruntled customer, but as I remember it, what mainly concerned some was the degree of demand for Sue's abilities. Only so many can be accommodated in a given work-day. But, then, she was expert at processing quite a number at one time.
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    I have not seen the video (my setting prevents me from clicking links, sorry) but from what I gather in this thread, that woman may be disturbed. There are people who try to involve other people in their problems. A woman that is pressured in her job and has debts to settle may be so focused with money such that a failed refund can trigger an outburst that can lead to a destructive reaction. Tsk, tsk, too bad that her action is caught by the camera.
     
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    Those types of shops are often targeted for theft/burglaries because the items can be easily and quickly sold on Craigslist, in the Facebook sales groups, and no doubt on the mobile sales apps, as well as via word of mouth. I don't doubt at all that the items had been stolen. There's obviously a profit to be made, because the hair and other products are very popular, but I'd stay away from that type of business, particularly in that type of area, because of the danger. There've been burglars falling through the ceilings of shops like that, in an attempt to break in during the nighttime, and also I believe, smash and grabs...both types of them in Houston, and I'm sure many if not all of the other large cities. When I first read/saw it, I thought of how the Korean shop owners were targeted after the Rodney King incident. I wouldn't doubt at all that some shops are targeted more than others because of who the owners are, but the press would never state that.
     
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    The recent smash & grabs I've seen were in high end jewelry stores. What is there to smash in a beauty supply store? Conditioner & setting gel?

    And $12 isn't exactly a big haul.

    Aside from it being 26 years ago, the Rodney King reference escapes me.

    The woman was a whackjob; simple as that.
     
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    Beauty supply shops carry wigs and hair extensions, and those are pretty expensive. Thank the powers that be I don't need those items.

    I know someone that runs such a shop, and she tells me I would be surprised at how much those shops bring in annually. She supports a family of 16 with her very small shop, and she thinks she'll be able to retire before she is 50.

    She had a restaurant before that. She told me the one thing she really noticed was the women around Houston were spending much more in the tiny beauty shop next door to her eatery than they did daily in her place. So she swopped businesses. She only works 8 hours a day now instead of from 6:am to 10:pm, 7 days a week.
     
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    That woman wanted ready cash for a drug fix, she's fening, doesn't matter if it's only $12.00. They can't rationalize anything. I feel so sorry for the owner, and to be in that area for 20 years. I love one movie which is called "Renaissance Man." It brings tears to my eyes because it's about Detroit, Mich. Toledo, Ohio where I was from and area, had a close relationship with Detroit. And for the past years both Toledo and Detroit are drug havens. More so in Detroit because of the crooked city government. :)
     
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    You never know what small amount of money people may want or be in need of. Once at the recycling place, three women showed up in a small old car with a plastic shopping size bag of aluminum cans and took what little they got. They must have been in need of that little bit of money.
     
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    This brings to mind one of my imponderables which has gone unresolved for a mighty long time.....stemming from my early vacation trips to Vegas from home in Chicago, late 1960s. I saw piles of cash everywhere, and chips, the Baccarat tables used big stacks of hundred dollar bills! Folks had them piled in front of them, seated at the table.

    Knowing virtually everyone you ran into was a tourist, with a few vagrant-like folks now and then, those were in the definite minority, seen mostly downtown, rarely up the high-falutin' Strip. We always parked in the first multiple level parking garage I had ever seen, downtown, operated by the City. You got a ticket which the casinos punched, each one being worth 2 hours of free parking. So, 3 or 4 punches, you parked for free all night. Dimly lit at night, I reflected on the possibility of a lurking mugger or robber, who could easily pull off a stint successfully, either in the garage, or on the street leading to it. Yet, I never read of such activity in the Vegas papers I bought. I was never even "pan-handled". I expected after seeing Vegas for the first time, honeymoon trip heading to L.A. to see my Uncle, that a place like Vegas must have an enormous crime rate. But, it didn't seem to be so.

    Today, we again live among the Resort Hotels, on a smaller scale, yes, but still open to criminal activity. Add to that the clientele here consists of the elderly, retirees and snowbirds, more than anyone else. Vulnerable folks, more so than the young & strong. I remarked to my wife this morning that surely one bent on robbing some old coot, knows by his Canadian license plate, for example, that he is likely carrying a wad of money. She thinks not, says crooks are not that smart. Hmmmm...
    Frank
     
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