Man Stabs Himself So He Doesn't Have To Work At Blockbuster

Man Stabs Himself So He Doesn't Have To Work At Blockbuster

Blockbuster must be a very unpleasant place to work, because police say a Colorado man stabbed himself and blamed “three skinheads or Hispanic males dressed in black.” (Really.) According to the cops, the guy eventually admitted that he stabbed himself so he wouldn’t have to go to work.

Lower Cost Of Living Means Less Income For Some

Lower Cost Of Living Means Less Income For Some

The good news: the cost of living is decreasing, or at least isn’t increasing. The bad news: Colorado is the first state to actually decrease its minimum wage, from $7.28 to $7.24, and Social Security recipients will not be receiving their routine cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA for 2010.

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Colorado Job Opening: Marijuana Dispensary Reviewer

Are you looking for a job? Do you live in the Denver area and have a talent for writing and a prescription for medical marijuana? Well, then the alt-newsweekly Westword wants to talk to you!

ID Theft Ring Placed Skimmers In Taco Bell, Stole Cards From Gym Lockers

ID Theft Ring Placed Skimmers In Taco Bell, Stole Cards From Gym Lockers

Credit card skimmers aren’t just on ATMs and in grocery stores, apparently they’re at Taco Bell. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a ID theft ring was busted for skimming credit card numbers at a Taco Bell as well as stealing cards from people’s gym lockers.

Start Your Christmas Shopping In August At This Colorado Pawn Shop

Start Your Christmas Shopping In August At This Colorado Pawn Shop

This sign spotted outside of a pawn shop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, raises all kinds of questions. Such as: now what for Christmas? Now hiring for Christmas? Now buying artificial conifers for Christmas? Now cleaning out our warehouses for Christmas? We need more clarification, EZ Pawn.

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

If you work at Best Buy, don’t tackle any knife-wielding shoplifters or you’ll be fired. That’s what happened to two Best Buy employees who chased a couple shoplifters who were fleeing with armloads of merchandise towards a waiting car.

Marriott Is Nice To You When Jerks Charge Food To Your Room

Marriott Is Nice To You When Jerks Charge Food To Your Room

Reader Stephen writes in to let us know that the Marriott Residence Inn in Boulder, CO was nice to him when some random jerks charged food to his room.

Recession Scenes At Wal-Mart: Beef, Peanut Butter, Toilet Seats

Recession Scenes At Wal-Mart: Beef, Peanut Butter, Toilet Seats

Wal-Mart’s management is watching their customers during the recession. What have they learned? More shoppers now make lists, instead of buying on impulse. Sales of frozen vegetables are up; sales of Angus beef are down. And mysteriously, $5 white toilet seats are a hot item near Denver.

Energy Company Debits $1.28 Million From Your Bank Account

Energy Company Debits $1.28 Million From Your Bank Account

Guess what happens when you don’t look closely at your bill? Your energy company debits $1.28 million dollars from your bank account — leaving you a million dollars overdrawn.

Black Bear Diner And The Thrice Cooked, Twice Eaten Steak Of Disappointment

Black Bear Diner And The Thrice Cooked, Twice Eaten Steak Of Disappointment

The Black Bear Diner in Colorado Springs twice served Jason the same undercooked steak. When he asked for a new steak, the server returned with the same steak cooked for a third time. When Jason told the server that the steak looked unappetizingly familiar, the server responded with “some story about her eating the old steak, and (unprompted) said that she couldn’t bring out the other steak because she had ate it, and got in trouble with her boss about it.”

Supermarket Chain Adds 10% At Register, But Only In Some Stores

Supermarket Chain Adds 10% At Register, But Only In Some Stores

The Nash Finch stores Avanza, Food Bonanza and Wholesale Food Outlets add the 10 percent charge to food at the register and specialize in serving Hispanics, according to store workers.

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

We were talking about pay toilets and restroom policies yesterday, which we can only assume is what prompted reader Stephen to share this photo of a sign he noticed at a coffee shop in Denver, CO. Stephen thinks it’s a “real thirst whetter.” We couldn’t agree more. [More]

Bear Breaks Into Circuit City, Has As Much Luck Locating An Employee As You Do

Bear Breaks Into Circuit City, Has As Much Luck Locating An Employee As You Do

Colorado Springs police say that the vandal who broke into a closed Circuit City wasn’t trying to steal electronics — it was a confused black bear.

Denver TV Station Tests Computer Repair Techs

Denver TV Station Tests Computer Repair Techs

A Denver TV crew unseated a RAM chip and then took it to seven different repair centers for a diagnosis. The resulting displays of incompetence were pretty evenly distributed, with two Best Buy Geek Squads, one Circuit City Firedog, and one locally owned repair center (CTI) all failing miserably (“It’s the motherboard!” they each said). Of the three locations that correctly diagnosed and fixed the problem, Action Computers charged $50, Geek Squad charged $30, and the Firedog tech who hands-down won the challenge “reinstalled the memory cards in less than two minutes, free of charge.”

17th Fatality Sets Colorado Ski Slope Death Record

17th Fatality Sets Colorado Ski Slope Death Record

Safety is important, people. This year’s skiing season is going out on a sombre note as a new record was set for the most skiing or snowboarding deaths on Colorado ski slopes in a single season.

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Hundreds of speeding tickets in Boulder, Colorado may be invalid thanks to a resident who complained about one of the city’s photo-radar vans, which frequented a spot clearly marked “no parking” and “tow-away.” Said police commander Robert Thomas: “You can’t have a van breaking the law and a citizen getting a ticket for breaking the law — that’s not right.” [dailycamera] (Thanks to Matt!)

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

Drunk Passenger Gets Jail Time, Has To Reimburse American Airlines $7,757

The first sign that Russell Petrie was too drunk to fly was probably when he boarded the plane and yelled “let’s party and have some drinks!”

Circuit City Also Steals Porn From Your Computer

Circuit City Also Steals Porn From Your Computer

Stealing porn from customer’s computers isn’t just for Best Buy, one reader reports they’re doing it at Circuit City, too. He writes:I wanted to write in about my recent experience with employment at circuit city. I work at a circuit city in Colorado, I was recently hired as holiday help.