The Week in Electronics Retail Crime
A Man-Shoots-TV Story
The shutoff of analog TV signals on hundreds of stations last week reportedly went well, but one man in Missouri had a less-than-positive reaction. According to local news station KSDK, police were called to the home of a 70-year-old local man who had shot at his TV after it stopped working. The man, who had been drinking, was taken into custody.
Suit Filed in Black Friday Death
The family of the man killed in last year's Black Friday stampede on Long Island has sued the local county and its police department, calling them "negligent, careless and reckless." According to the Associated Press, the family has also sued Walmart, and plans to refile the suit after changing lawyers.
Baltimore Cop Accused of Walmart Theft
A Baltimore police officer, along with his wife, has been accused of stealing more than $1,000 from a local Walmart by purchasing some items and sneaking other items out under them. The couple was arrested by Baltimore County police and charged with theft, the Baltimore Sun reported.
San Diego RadioShack Robbed at Gunpoint
A customer at a RadioShack in San Diego pulled a gun on a clerk and pulled cash straight out of the cash drawer. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the suspect ran away and remains at large.