Anyway, Mickey tells me about the excitement that happened that morning. A street bum was in the store filling a grocery cart with a large amount of groceries. We get bums, but apparently this guy was unusual because he was dressed in a burlap sack or something. That's what Mickey said, anyway.
According to Mickey, a sub commander was watching him and then the guy was GONE, vanished into thin air, with a cart full of groceries. Good job, guys.
So later in the afternoon I see a bum in the store going back and forth through the grocery, filling a cart full of groceries. He matches the description of the bum I heard about. I get on the phone and call the service desk up front and tell them that I think the bum is back. And yeah, his outfit kinda looked like a burlap sack.
I see the bum push the cart in front of the pharmacy back and forth a couple of more times then I get busy taking care of pharmacy patrons.
About 30 minutes pass and a sub commander comes up to the pharmacy and starts asking me questions about the bum. I'm not Loss Prevention and I don't know why I'm being quizzed. I told the manager that I called the front desk a half hour ago.
"He got away," the manager says. "We're investigating it now."
Maybe 30 minutes ago might have been a better time to investigate... but that's none of my business.
|The actual guy seen|
a week later in same outfit.