Cable Company Employee And Registered Sex Offender Charged For Allegedly Touching A 13-Year-Old

Cable Company Employee And Registered Sex Offender Charged For Allegedly Touching A 13-Year-Old

Thomas Jefferson, 43, was part of a crew subcontracted by Verizon installing cable in a subdivision in Glen Allen, VA, when police say he went to a house where a 13 year old girl was home alone and asked for a drink of water. NBC12 says that after he asked for the water he “touched the girl in her private areas.”

http://consumerist.com/2008/06/13/contractor-crime-isnt-just-for/

Contractor crime isn’t just for Comcast: Two men in Verizon Wireless longsleeves robbed a 64-year-old lady’s home at gunpoint, binding her and her live-in-aid’s hands and taking cash, jewelry, and electronics. [FairfaxCounty.gov]

My Wife Was Attacked In The Parking Lot And Rite Aid Won't Help!

My Wife Was Attacked In The Parking Lot And Rite Aid Won't Help!

Virginia police are unable to track down the creep who grabbed Michael’s wife in a Rite Aid parking lot because Rite Aid is refusing to hand over its security tapes. Even worse, the store manager apparently knows the creepy grabber guy and is also refusing to help. Michael wrote to Rite Aid’s corporate office begging them to cooperate with law enforcement. He hasn’t heard back in two days.

Applebees Hot Fudge Sundae Menu Picture Vs. Reality

Applebees Hot Fudge Sundae Menu Picture Vs. Reality

Reader Jose wants to know what happened to all the hot fudge that was supposed to grace this excuse for an Applebees sundae…

Sorry Girls, This McDonald's Is All Out Of Boy Toys

Sorry Girls, This McDonald's Is All Out Of Boy Toys

[May 17, 2008. Fairfax, Virginia. Image thanks to Jose!]

Best Buy Still Embracing Deceptive In-Store Kiosks

Best Buy Still Embracing Deceptive In-Store Kiosks

Best Buy still uses a secret internal website to deceive customers, according to the L.A. Times. The website appearing on in-store kiosks resembles Best Buy’s official site in every way, except for the prices. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was surprised to hear that his investigation failed to end Best Buy’s bait-and-switch, telling the L.A. Times: “We thought Best Buy had addressed this. That’s what they said to us. Apparently that’s not the case.” A tipster in Virginia also reports the continued existence of the secret website.

Sears Takes 2 Months And 4 Appointments To Fix Improperly Installed Washer

Sears Takes 2 Months And 4 Appointments To Fix Improperly Installed Washer

On Sept. 1 2006, I purchased a Kenmore HE2 Washer and Dryer from a Sears store located in Richmond, VA. These were full-sized units with the dryer stacked on top, and it was installed inside a utility closet in my kitchen by Sears technicians. I paid an additional $233 for a 5-year warranty for the washing machine.

As I will document below, Sears failed to live up to its warranty on multiple occasions, and because of this negligence my home has experienced considerable water damage.

PetSmart Employee Beats Dogs, Keeps Job

PetSmart Employee Beats Dogs, Keeps Job

Reader Matt watched a PetSmart PetsHotel employee strike several dogs while waiting to pick up his pet. Matt immediately spoke with the store manager, who called the next day called to condemn the employee’s actions as ‘horribly inappropriate,’ and to promise that the employee would no longer work with dogs. Ten days later, Matt received another call, this time from the District Manager.

..the District Manager called us back and stated that she watched the video in slow motion, and that while she could understand how we interpreted the employee’s gestures to have been inappropriate, that she has concluded that the man was just playing with the animals, did not in fact strike any dogs, and was not inappropriate.

Matt writes:

Verizon Fighting To Offer Less Timely Customer Service To The Citizens Of Virginia

Verizon Fighting To Offer Less Timely Customer Service To The Citizens Of Virginia

The SCC’s communications division has recommended that Verizon Virginia and Verizon South pay a related fine of $17.5 million — an estimate of the sum Verizon saved by not responding quickly to customer complaints of “land line” phone outages.

Foreclosure Filed On 1 In 29 Households In Detroit In 2007

Foreclosure Filed On 1 In 29 Households In Detroit In 2007

The foreclosure numbers for the first half of 2007 are in and Stockton, California leads the pack with 1 out of every 27 homes foreclosed on in 2007. Second is Detroit, with 1 in 29 and coming in third, Las Vegas with 1 in 31.

Teen Faces Charges For Recording 20 Seconds of "Transformers"

Teen Faces Charges For Recording 20 Seconds of "Transformers"

Don’t use your digital camera in a theater to record 20 seconds of the movie Transformers (even if it’s just to show your little brother) or you could face 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Best Buy: 2 Years 3 Months And 17 Days Later, The TV Is Still Not Installed

Best Buy: 2 Years 3 Months And 17 Days Later, The TV Is Still Not Installed

In the ensuing months, through May 2005 and up until the present, three separate installation companies hired and retained by Best Buy to deliver and install the purchased goods made some effort to install the Morris’ home theater, including: National Installation Company, K.A.T. Communications, and Digital Technology, Inc.,” the suit says.

Virginia House Passes Payday Loan Bill Without Interest Rate Cap

Virginia House Passes Payday Loan Bill Without Interest Rate Cap

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s (pictured, putting out fire) is the last man standing between a bill hand-written by the PayDay loan industry and Virginia consumers.

Virginia Payday Lenders To Charge Infinity Interest

An aggressive campaign by the payday loan industry has paid off in Virginia. The House of Delegates approved a bill removing all caps from interest rates charged on payday loans.

Do PayDay Loan Centers Target The Poor?

Do PayDay Loan Centers Target The Poor?

According to Virginia Delegate Jennifer L. McClellan, “There are over two payday lending stores for every McDonalds in Virginia and three for every Starbucks.”

Stoned Master Criminals Threw Stuff Over Walmart’s Fence

Stoned Master Criminals Threw Stuff Over Walmart’s Fence

Two men, seen here, were apprehended after being caught by beach police while throwing merchandise over Walmart’s fence. On Dec 27, a Walmart employee flagged down the Virginia Beach Police and informed them, “there was a customer in the store who was taking items outside to the Lawn and Garden section and throwing it over the fence.”

Comcast: Rate Hikes Are Coming

Comcast is raising rates as much as 6.5% in several markets starting January 1st. So far, Washington state, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Richmond, VA have been confirmed as markets that will be affected by the increase. But don’t blame Comcast, blame HDTV.

Comcast’s Finest Print Ever

Comcast’s Finest Print Ever