340 Pound Beast Punched, Spit At, And Pepper Sprayed Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store Workers In Effort To Steal Groceries

May 25, 2012

ATHENS, GEORGIA – The Georgia woman, 26, was so determined to shoplift beer, bacon, cheese, and chicken wings from a Piggly Wiggly that she punched, spit at, and pepper-sprayed store workers who confronted her as she tried to flee the supermarket Wednesday afternoon, according to cops.

Appling, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, allegedly hid items worth $88.27 in a canvas bag. She “attempted to check out, only putting one item on the counter,” according to a worker quoted in an Athens-Clarke County Police Department report.

When a Piggly Wiggly employee–who had been tipped to the pilfering by a shopper–asked Appling about the concealed items, she tried to exit the store. After worker Jonathan Orr tried to stop Appling, she “pulled out some pepper spray and sprayed him in the face.”

Appling kept spraying as several workers tried to keep her from fleeing. The 340-pound Appling also allegedly punched Orr in the face and spit on the 28-year-old employee. As she successfully bolted from the Athens store, Appling “was dropping beer cans out of her purse.”

Responding to a 911 call, a cop reported spotting “a very large black female in a purple dress standing there screaming at two store employees” who followed her outside the Piggly Wiggly, which was filled with a choking cloud of pepper spray. Police then arrested Appling, whose rap sheet includes several prior shoplifting convictions and outstanding arrest warrants in three Georgia counties.

Cops prepared an inventory of the items Appling sought to swipe: five packages of cheese; eight cans of Coors Light; vegetable oil; chicken wings; and five packages of bacon. As first reported by the Athens Banner Herald, she was charged with a variety of crimes, including aggravated assault, theft, simple battery, and disorderly conduct.

While in police custody, Appling told a cop to add whatever charges he wanted “because she was going to plea bargain and half of the charges would be dropped anyway,” according to the report. She also asked Officer Nathaniel Franco if her arrest would make the police blotter, requesting that the cop make his report “more interesting so that her arrest would make” the department’s compendium of notable incidents.

The unemployed–and now incarcerated–Appling “also commented that store personnel shouldn’t chase people like that because they could get themselves hurt.” Or shoplifters could get busted.

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Pack Of Savage Black Beasts Rob 7-11 Store In Baltimore Maryland And Beat Store Manager

May 24, 2012

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Another mob of juveniles causes problems in downtown Baltimore. This time, it happens inside a 7-Eleven where dozens of kids came for free Slurpees but ended up stealing much more.

The entire incident was caught on video. But city police and managers at the 7-Eleven have refused to let WJZ see that video. But there are plenty of people in that busy area of town who saw it all unfold.

A nationwide 7-Eleven free Slurpee giveaway brought 35 to 40 kids into the Light Street store around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“It was a lot of kids and they were out of control,” Kesha Chester, who was at the store at the time, said.

While some kids lined up for the free Slurpee, witnesses saw other kids raiding the candy shelves.

“They went in, they started going everywhere in the store, grabbing things and then they just run out. And I knew that they didn’t buy it because they just run out,” Kendra Mellerson said. “They ran that way and they ran that way. And the guy was trying to come out and stop them but they couldn’t because there was so many.”

After some kids ran away, a store manager blocked the door to keep the rest of the kids from leaving. But those kids got so mad that the door was blocked, they started punching the store manager.

“Yes, they really started hitting that guy and he couldn’t keep getting beat on so he eventually let them out. And then they just ran,” Mellerson said.

What happened at the store is the latest example of large groups of young people creating havoc in downtown Baltimore.

On St. Patrick’s Day, police broke up several fights and disturbances as crowds of teens gathered in the Inner Harbor.

That same night, another group beat and robbed a tourist. Cameras have spotted large groups of teens roaming streets in November and caught big fights on July 4, all of it upsetting to downtown workers.

“I’m really appalled at the behavior of these teenagers. When the kids are running rampant, running amok, where are the parents?” asked one person.

The juveniles were all wearing yellow shirts and khaki pants. Police are trying to figure out what school they came from.

Police declined to be interviewed for this story.

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Crazed Everett Washington Safeway Security Guard Tried To Get 4 Year Old Toddler To Read And Sign Form Saying She Is Banned From Store

November 24, 2011

EVERETT, WASHINGTON – A Safeway security guard is taking heat for the way he questioned a 4-year-old shoplifter in Everett.

Little Savannah Harp recently took a trip to the grocery store with her dad. While they were shopping, Savanna took a package of dried fruit from a shelf.

“She grabbed a bag of apricots – dried apricots – opened them, ate a couple, put it back and the security guard watched her do it,” said the girl’s mother, Alissa Jones.

Savannah’s father didn’t notice his daughter’s sticky fingers, but a store security guard did.

The guard stopped the pair as they left the store and led them back to a break room.

“He proceeded to tell them, ‘Your daughter stole and she’s banned from the store, and we’re pressing charges. And she needs to sign this form saying she understands she can’t come into any Safeways,'” Jones said.

Savannah can’t read or write, but the guard, whom Safeway had hired under contract, had her scribble on the paper just the same.

“It’s pretty troubling,” Jones said. “It’s not like she even knows what she was doing.”

Savannah’s parents aren’t the only ones concerned about the way the situation was handled. Company officials said they are outraged by the incident and have fired the security guard.

“Our policies on shoplifting are intended to protect our customers, but built on common sense. And everyone understands what common sense is,” said company spokesperson Cherie Myers. “We are as appalled as the parent is. Our division president was absolutely appalled, called the mom and apologized.”

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Pack Of Savage Black Beasts Robs Dallas Texas Exxon Tiger Mart Store, Attacks Pedestrians, And Store Clerk

September 10, 2011

DALLAS, TEXAS – Another Flash Mob strikes now in Dallas Texas. A growing trend among criminal young people is spreading across the country. On August 26th, 2011, gangs of criminals, young people some as young as 11 years old are gathering to attack and beat innocent citizens at random at loot stores. We have posted videos of this riots from the east coast to the mid-west. This time it is in Dallas, Texas. A gang of young criminals attacked and beat other victims in the street before attacking the clerk at the Exxon Tiger Mart store in the video.

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Pack Of Savage Black Beasts Rob Germantown Maryland 7-11 Store

August 15, 2011

GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND – Police are working to identity the people involved in a “flash mob” theft of a 7-Eleven store in Germantown.

Montgomery County police said dozens of young people showed up suddenly at the convenience store in the 13000 block of Wisteria Drive at about 2 a.m. Saturday and started grabbing merchandize off the shelves. People took off with drinks, candy, icre cream and other items without paying.

Police are working to confirm the identity of at least four of the suspects, said Capt. Paul Starks. Investigators are checking social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to see whether any of the participants posted information about the theft and/or pictures of themselves committing the crime.

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