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Computer Glitch Leads To Brawl At Wauwatosa Kmart (2 People Arrested)
wisn ^ | 11/26/2007 | Staff

Posted on 11/27/2007 5:05:31 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- A melee at a Kmart store in Wauwatosa Saturday morning was started by a computer glitch.

The store was running a promotion in which it would give away $10 to anyone applying for its credit card, but the computer glitch led to everyone's application being granted -- bestowing up to $4,000 in instant credit to anyone who applied even if they shouldn't have qualified.

Once word started to spread about the so-called "free money" Saturday, witnesses said things got pretty nuts inside the Wauwatosa store.

"They were having a big fight. Two ladies was jumping a lady over credit cards," witness Sylvester Wilson said.

Nearly a dozen Wauwatosa squad cars responded to the call just before 11 a.m. Saturday for what was called a large fight in progress.

(Excerpt) Read more at wisn.com ...


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To: Red in Blue PA
"free money" ???

Sheesh

21 posted on 11/27/2007 5:36:39 AM PST by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I read stories like this every day about people.....cannot say the same about dogs.

What would a dog do with a credit card? Now let's say that K-Mart was accidently giving away cooked bacon, then you would see dog fights.

22 posted on 11/27/2007 5:40:29 AM PST by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people. Socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Are you kidding? Dogs are freeloaders. They never do any work that produces either a product or revenue, they sleep most of the day and all of the night, yet they get free meals and snacks, and free massages any time they demand them.

The only exceptions are true guard dogs and actual cattle/sheep herding dogs. They work for their perks. (Maybe some show dogs, too, if they earn money, rather than just ribbons.

(I am the owner of a Golden Retriever who fits the description in the first paragraph above. So there.)


23 posted on 11/27/2007 5:42:09 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Red in Blue PA

I forgot the smiley winky face.


24 posted on 11/27/2007 5:44:20 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Re: Dogs are freeloaders.

Huh? They want to serve. I trained mine to get the newspaper every morning.


25 posted on 11/27/2007 5:47:32 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA

At least they weren’t dropping turkeys out of a helicopter.


26 posted on 11/27/2007 5:48:05 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Scrape the bottom, vote for Rodham!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Maybe they SHOULD be dropping turkeys from a helicopter. Frozen ones.


27 posted on 11/27/2007 5:52:16 AM PST by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (I'm really made of people!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"They were having a big fight. Two ladies was jumping a lady over credit cards," witness Sylvester Wilson said.

Stereotype confirmed.

28 posted on 11/27/2007 5:53:15 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: Last Dakotan
Besides, who would want a K-Mart credit card?

K-Marks got some good stuff when it be free.

29 posted on 11/27/2007 5:54:58 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I was kidding. See #24.


30 posted on 11/27/2007 5:55:35 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Sorry.


31 posted on 11/27/2007 5:58:40 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Fresh Wind
At least they weren’t dropping turkeys out of a helicopter.

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!!!" -- Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati

32 posted on 11/27/2007 5:59:34 AM PST by TankerKC (You don't have to believe everything you think.)
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To: savedbygrace

You forgot hunting dogs who put food on the table and do double duty as guard dogs all year!


33 posted on 11/27/2007 6:02:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Absolutely - dogs are much smarter, as a rule.

Carolyn

34 posted on 11/27/2007 6:03:43 AM PST by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: codercpc

Do cancel the card.

yes - Sears used Citigroup (I think) for their card administration, and with the diminishing returns on Sears cards, Citi took it and turned everyone’s into Master Cards.

I called the cancel-my-new-card number on the new card they sent, then cut up the card (Did you know you can get more than 50 pieces of plastic outta ONE card!!!) (But you have to be moticated! ;-P)


35 posted on 11/27/2007 6:03:43 AM PST by MortMan (Have a pheasant plucking day!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I trained mine to get the newspaper every morning

Oh yeah? Well MY dog not only fetches the newspaper, she tears it into tiny bits and pees on it as well! (Good doggie!)

Thanks for posting this one. I live in the area, but FR is the first place I go to catch up on the news. Since I didn't turn on the radio yet this a.m. I hadn't heard about this one. Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to Milwaukee and the surroundings.

36 posted on 11/27/2007 6:05:32 AM PST by Mygirlsmom (Bill and Hill are perfectly clear on the meaning of "is" as long as it's used in the word SOCIALIST)
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To: Beagle8U

True.

(But everyone who owns a freeloader knows what I’m talkin’ ‘bout.)

P. S. I’m just kidding. Nobody should take any of this freeloader-dogs stuff seriously.


37 posted on 11/27/2007 6:12:07 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: rogue yam

“Someone who shops there and who is perfectly willing to steal and cares not at all about ever having a good credit rating and who intends never to pay for the goods they’ve charged.”

Nice smear of Kmart and people who have Kmart charge cards. I guess Sears, JC Penny, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. are all havens for miscreants to obtain charge cards too.


38 posted on 11/27/2007 6:14:29 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (If piece is the answer, Bill Clinton asked the question.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Nice smear of Kmart and people who have Kmart charge cards.

I did not smear Kmart nor all people who have Kmart charge cards. You have posted nonsense.

39 posted on 11/27/2007 6:24:25 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: savedbygrace
Oh, I didn’t take it seriously. I just like Dawgs.

( The difference between dogs and Dawgs is the latter work for a living..lol)

40 posted on 11/27/2007 6:24:58 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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