Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't Shout "I Won the Lottery!" in a Crowded Store


Linda Brown arrived at a coat store in a rented limousine and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases. She ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.

Angry freeloaders who had been duped began throwing merchandise on the floor and grabbing clothes without paying for them, police Detective Steven Nace said.

"Everybody was like, 'I still want my free stuff,' and that started the riot," he said. "It looks like (Hurricane) Katrina went through the store."

Brown was arrested on three outstanding warrants for aggravated menacing, misuse of a 911 system, and causing false alarms. She will also undergo a mental health evaluation.

Still no word on whether the looters and vandals will be charged.

1 comment:

Kindred Spirit said...

Bedlam cannot have been this bad at its worst...Can anyone say "atheistic materialism?"