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Nearly a year ago, I managed to catch one of The Co-op's serial check bouncers before he had the chance to bounce one at my register. Well, last week he got caught trying to write yet another bad check here, and then the genius came back into the store the next day, then threatened one of the cashiers, and promptly got himself banned from the store. Well, today he was high enough that he managed to convince himself that coming back into the store was a good idea. He was told to leave (and refused), and the cops were called. Apparently at one point, he just stood outside on the sidewalk, staring in the window and just generally creeping everyone out. I mean, wow ... he gets told to leave, he gets told the cops are being called, and then he just stands outside on the sidewalk? Why not just walk into a police station and say "hey, would you guys mind arresting me please?"



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Jan. 10th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
"Why not just walk into a police station and say "hey, would you guys mind arresting me please?""

Oddly, that almost never works.
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
I actually do believe you. Why? Because apparently they didn't even arrest him yesterday -- they just told him that if he came back again, then they'd arrest him.

I forgot the first rule of the police: cops hate doing paperwork. If there's any way they can avoid it (like giving you a warning, or beating you unconscious and leaving your body in an alley), they will.
Jan. 10th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if it's the same bouncer, but were you there when we actually got into an *argument* with this guy about the bouncer list? He walked right on in and up front announced to the store that he was on the list, but he had this, that and the other excuse for why. Which, whatever. But, as a matter of fact he should have been on the list but wasn't through whatever oversight and we actually argued with him about it for a good 10 minutes. He then proceeded to buy, like, a pack of gum, and then wanted to write a check for $20 over. Despite not being current on his membership and despite his open admission that he'd been on the list. Um, no.

Don't you think that if your plan was to stealthily try to pass a bad check you'd try to be as on the DL as possible? And if you really do have $20 in the bank, get yourself an ATM card (hey! they're free!), go across the street to the gas station and use the damn cash machine.
Jan. 10th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's the same guy. This guy (initials R.L.B. -- don't feel right about putting his whole name online, but you may recognize the initials) doesn't write checks for cash back -- he writes checks for hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise. The link I posted above? After he didn't come back into the store (of course), we ended up lossing probably $75 worth of bulk stuff.
Jan. 10th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh *that guy*. I heard about him, probably from you.
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