Is Walmart Price-Gouging Hurricane Victims?

Is Walmart Price-Gouging Hurricane Victims?

A Walmart insider tells us that the price of cellphone chargers nearly doubled on orders from Walmart HQ in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Before the hurricane, chargers cost from $10-$15, but afterwards, they rose to a uniform $19.

Charges Filed Against Bed, Bath & Beyond Manager Who Refused To Allow 911 Call

Charges Filed Against Bed, Bath & Beyond Manager Who Refused To Allow 911 Call

Police have charged Elizabeth Miller, the manager of the Bed, Bath & Beyond in Lexington, Kentucky, who refused to let a couple use the store’s phone to call 911 to report a three-year-old locked in a van, and refused to make an announcement over the store’s PA system. The charge is “failure to report dependency, neglect and abuse, a Class B misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $250.”

http://consumerist.com/2008/07/02/in-case-you-were-wondering/

In case you were wondering, yes, it is illegal to trade sex for a $100 gas card. [The Smoking Gun]

Man Accused Of Rappelling Into Kmart Punches His Lawyer In The Face

Man Accused Of Rappelling Into Kmart Punches His Lawyer In The Face

Here’s an odd bit of retail-related crime.

Delta Flight Attendant Comes To Work Drunk

Delta Flight Attendant Comes To Work Drunk

Sarah Mills, 26, a flight attendant for Delta operator Atlantic Southeast Airlines, was thrown off her flight for showing up to work drunk.

Customer Claims There Was Human Blood in Her Taco Bell

Customer Claims There Was Human Blood in Her Taco Bell

A customer of a Louisville KFC/Taco Bell is claiming that smears of human blood were all over her order. ” Briana Ralston says she and her 1-year-old daughter were already home, had already eaten part of their dinner by the time they discovered what looks like human blood on the bag and wrappers — even where the wrappers came into contact with the food.”

Kentucky Prescription Drug Resellers: By the Gram

Kentucky Prescription Drug Resellers: By the Gram

“They justify it because they’re having a hard time financially,” he said. “Left to ourselves, we can justify anything, but they’re really part of the problem.”

Of course the real question is: Are these Grandmothers of Slangin’ maximizing their profits by buying from discount overseas pharmacies? And if so, which ones, and can we get their domain names?