Someone Out There Really Hates This PetSmart Store

Just like most major retailers, PetSmart has been the subject of more than a few complaints. But though some of you may have wanted to do so, no Consumerist readers have taken out their PetSmart-related anger with the assistance of their car — and a baseball bat.

But that’s exactly what happened late last night in Sacramento, where workers at a neighboring Taco Bell witnessed a man ram his car into the front door of the PetSmart, then get out and smash the store’s windows with his baseball bat.

Store employees don’t know why the still-at-large driver decided to smash up the store, but they did tell KTXL-TV that maybe the guy was trying to get at the pricey flea and tick-repelling products near the front of the building.

We want to think that this is like the first episode of a season of 24, and that this odd, seemingly random act of violent vandalism will eventually be discovered to only be the initial step in a global scheme that involves a Senator who is the head of a terrorist sleeper cell intent on poisoning the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma…. or something like that.

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  1. packy says:

    If that PetSmart had a Banfield veterinary practice in it, perhaps the person responsible was upset over the death of a beloved pet?

  2. Hoss says:

    The lack of windows suggests this might be a high crime area. You think?

    • SharkD says:

      That’s pretty much the standard look for older (pre-2006) PetSmart stores, according to the corporate site.

  3. Quirk Sugarplum says:

    See? This is *exactly* the sort of crime you get in a extremist state that legalizes selling kibble.

  4. iesika says:

    I’m putting my internet money down right now that the culprit is a recently-former employee.

  5. GitEmSteveDaveHatesChange says:

    Unless he failed to gain access with the car, and resorted to breaking with a bat, I doubt it was the theft angle.

  6. jailmonkee says:

    It didn’t make the news, but someone hit the Citrus Heights store a few days earlier. Hit the door once, backed up, hit the door again, broke the window, and drove off.

  7. MarkFL says:

    Really? We actually KNOW that this wasn’t a Consumerist reader? Did he make a point of saying so before driving off?

  8. Caio Baio says:

    I have an idea…

    • Unknownable says:

      Gah!
      Kill it, kill it with FIRE!
      Seriously, branded stuff like this I don’t get….
      I mean come on, like your dog would really care that you spent extra to have a “rock-star” pet bed? Your money would be better spend on buying decent food and treats and not poisonous Made In China junk. Then again, I doubt those that by crap like this really pay attention to the things that actually matter like the quality and safety of the product(s)!
      /end rant.
      My apologizes for the rant.