We know, news of Circuit City going out of business is pretty old at this point, but we were just now tipped off to this funny fake news story published in January about why the company really folded.
After fifteen minutes of being ignored by Circuit City executives, Pliego decided to try to find the documents himself. Frustrated, Pliego ultimately tapped acting Chief Executive James A. Marcum on the shoulder and told him he couldn’t find the financial statements he was looking for.
Marcum said he would go in the back to check if they had any more. He reportedly did not return. “I think he went on break,” said Pliego.