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If You’re Unhappy About Comcast Charge, Don’t Pull Gun On Service Tech

While we disagree with some who think that Comcast is an admirable company, we certainly don’t advocate using a gun to resolve your disputes with the cable company. Apparently our talk-it-out ways are not shared by a New Mexico woman who is accused of pulling a gun on a Comcast tech following a dispute over unexpected charges for a service call. [More]

That Overdue ‘Twilight’ Book & DVD Could Get You Arrested

That Overdue ‘Twilight’ Book & DVD Could Get You Arrested

For more than four years we’ve been telling you about libraries turning to the police to crack down on overdue items, and yet some book-borrowing people out there have not gotten the message. Thus, a woman in New Mexico recently spent a night in jail because she spent two years not returning a copy of sparkly vampire novel Twilight and the DVD of one of the films in the series. [More]

If You're Going To Dine-And-Dash, Don't Do It In A Restaurant Full Of Cops

If You're Going To Dine-And-Dash, Don't Do It In A Restaurant Full Of Cops

We certainly don’t condone the act of dining-then-dashing. It’s illegal and, more importantly, just plain rude to the people that prepared and served your meal. It’s especially rude when the servers are law enforcement officers working a fundraising event for the Special Olympics. [More]

SouperSalad Store Shuts Down After Blade Found In Salad

SouperSalad Store Shuts Down After Blade Found In Salad

Waiter, there’s a blade in my salad. Albuquerque health inspectors slapped a red dot of shame on a SouperSalad restaurant after they followed up complaints from a diner who said he found blades in his greens. [More]

DNA Links Grocery Clerk In Tainted Yogurt Case

DNA Links Grocery Clerk In Tainted Yogurt Case

Not only was there semen in the yogurt, but DNA testing has linked it with the same pushy grocery clerk who gave the free sample to the shopper who complained about it. [More]

Yep, There Was Semen In The Yogurt

Yep, There Was Semen In The Yogurt

The woman who reported to police last week that the free yogurt sample she received tasted like it had semen in it? Turns out she was right. Police have confirmed that the sample of Greek yogurt was tainted with semen. Results from DNA sample taken from the employee who handed out the sample are still pending. There’s something fishy about the free sample story though, according to the police report it doesn’t sound like there was an official sampling going on that day. UPDATE: The Smoking Gun has copies of the search warrant affidavit, police report, and a hand-written witness statement. [More]

Man Scores 100% Discount On Electronics By Making Fake Receipts At Home

Man Scores 100% Discount On Electronics By Making Fake Receipts At Home

Here’s a story that should let you check off both the “receipt-checking” and “I make my own at home” boxes on your Consumerist bingo card. A man in New Mexico was recently arrested for allegedly forging receipts to steal goods from Sam’s Club and other stores in his area. [More]

Virgin Galactic Confirms $200,000 Price For 5 Minutes Of Weightlessness

Virgin Galactic Confirms $200,000 Price For 5 Minutes Of Weightlessness

In what could either end up as either a key moment in the history of space travel or a snapshot of one really, really rich man’s intergalactic folly, bearded billionaire Richard Branson was on hand in New Mexico for a ceremony to celebrate work being done on the first Virgin Galactic spaceport. [More]

Should Walmart Pursue Shoplifting Charges Over $2 Bracelets?

Should Walmart Pursue Shoplifting Charges Over $2 Bracelets?

Two teens in New Mexico are now reporting to juvenile probation after they were snagged allegedly attempting to swipe $2 worth of bracelets from a local Walmart. Does this mean that the retail giant has changed its policy of not pursuing charges against minors for thefts under $25? [More]

Man Files $530K Lawsuit Against Neighbor For Using WiFi, iPhone, Dimmer Switches

Man Files $530K Lawsuit Against Neighbor For Using WiFi, iPhone, Dimmer Switches

Beware your home electronics — your phones, wireless routers, even your dimmer switches — because they might be making your neighbor ill. Or at least that’s what one man in New Mexico is saying in a lawsuit against a technology-loving former friend. [More]

Man Spends $700 On Cell Phone Minutes To Get $700 Unemployment Check

Man Spends $700 On Cell Phone Minutes To Get $700 Unemployment Check

Filing for unemployment benefits can be an exhausting bureaucratic mess, but it shouldn’t cost you hundreds of dollars. In theory. According to TV station KOB, though, a New Mexico man spent so many hours on hold with the unemployment office that he ran up a $700 cell phone bill. [More]

Walmart Thinks Woman Is Laundry Soap Thief, Refuses Return

Walmart Thinks Woman Is Laundry Soap Thief, Refuses Return

When a soon-to-be mother realized she had bought the wrong laundry detergent at a New Mexico Walmart, she tried to return it. That didn’t work out so well, ending up with the store manager insinuating she was a con-artist who replaced the detergent with water.

Liveblog Transcript From Obama's Credit Card Reform Town Hall

Liveblog Transcript From Obama's Credit Card Reform Town Hall

Our fearless co-leader Ben just sent us this link from the Consumerist Washington delegation. The New Mexico Independent sent a reporter to liveblog today’s credit card reform town hall meeting at a high school in Rio Rancho, NM. The transcript includes comments and questions from readers, and also comments from national and regional consumer advocates.

Your Bill For Using Zero Gallons Of Water: $92.65

Your Bill For Using Zero Gallons Of Water: $92.65

Among the “improvements” that have come with the rate increase has been new and improved water bills with return envelopes. I’m attaching a picture of the bill and the envelope. Look at it closely and think of what would happen if I put the bill in the return envelope, stamp it and send it off. I’ll give you a hint, I’d waste a stamp and it’d come right back to me!

Comcast Apologizes For 4th Quarter SuperBowl Outage

Comcast Apologizes For 4th Quarter SuperBowl Outage

Comcast is working to make things right after 8,000 customers in the North Valley lost their signal in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

EECB Stops Improper Searches At New Mexico Walmart

EECB Stops Improper Searches At New Mexico Walmart

Yesterday I sent an e-mail bomb to several executives at Walmart. The concern was that the store was requiring you to provide your receipt upon leaving the store (as in Sam’s club, but at Walmart). As we all know, this is a hot topic issue, and I expected Walmart to ignore my e-mails. But to my surprise, after writing my e-mail on Sunday afternoon, I got a reply shortly after 8am! Here is my letter —

US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License

US Airways Denied New Mexico Liquor License

Sorry alcoholics, US Airways is now banned from serving alcohol on all flights to and from New Mexico. The state Regulation and Licensing Department had already denied the airline a temporary liquor license in June after US Airways served alcohol to a passenger who later crashed his car, killing a family of five. The Licensing Department yesterday rejected the airline’s permanent application, claiming that it:

…cannot reasonably find that approval of application will protect the public health and safety or that it is in the public interest.

Honda Dealer Sends Out Scratch-Off Tickets Where Everyone Is a Winner

Honda Dealer Sends Out Scratch-Off Tickets Where Everyone Is a Winner

Here’s a typo you don’t see every day. A Honda dealer contracted the services of a direct mail marketing and promotions agency. The agency was supposed to send out 50,000 scratch-off tickets, one of which was the grand prize winner—entitling the customer to a cash prize of $1,000.