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Owner: Loitering teens taking over Detroit gas station, driving business away
myFOXDetroit/FOX 2 ^ | 9/26/12 | Alexis Wiley

Posted on 09/29/2012 11:24:54 AM PDT by Kartographer

A Detroit man says his business is being held hostage by a group of teenagers who continually loiter inside and out of his gas station.

"There's a lot of good people around here," said the station owner, who wished to remain anonymous. But now, those good people aren't coming as often to the Marathon station along W. 7 Mile Road on the city's west side.

"This is a Bad Crew gas station," said one teen loitering out front on Tuesday. When asked what that meant, he said, "If you don't know, I can't even tell you."

Surveillance video obtained by FOX 2 shows as many as a dozen teens hanging out inside the store, smoking cigarettes, sitting on countertops and even spitting into sinks.

The owner says as many as 40 teens can be hanging out in front of the station at any time. "Destroying my store. Destroying my business," said the owner.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit
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See the future now.
1 posted on 09/29/2012 11:25:00 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

hire an off-duty cop to guard the store

duh...


2 posted on 09/29/2012 11:26:24 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Kartographer

Loitering “teens”? Don’t get me started.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 11:26:48 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Mr. K

So corrected me if I am wrong, but don’t his taxes go toward paying for on duty cops to protect his store? DUH....


4 posted on 09/29/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

yes, and they can come any time a crime is committed and take a report, IF THE MAN IS STILL ALIVCE TO GIVE IT.

If he wants 24/7 protection do you want tax dollars providing that?


5 posted on 09/29/2012 11:30:15 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

Play an audio loop of classic Sinatra and Mancini.
Will take all of 5-10 minutes to clear them out.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 11:30:47 AM PDT by research99
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To: Kartographer

What happened to 24 hour basketball?


7 posted on 09/29/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Kartographer

Who does he think he is? He didm’t build it.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Kartographer

Nothing about 5 guys with good shotguns and a few bandolier mag carriers couldn’t fix in an afternoon.

Cleaning up the neighborhood.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer
Building next door at work plays classical music on outdoor speakers.
No feral teens hang out there.
10 posted on 09/29/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: research99

The transit authority did something similar- they had a problem with teens hanging out in one subway station, so they started plays classical music over the PA system. Problem solved in less than a week.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 11:37:37 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Kartographer

The first thing I would do is lock the rest rooms, turn off the water at the sink and raise the price of all drinks to $5.00 each.

Then I would hire a water wagon to come by every half hour, but on a flex schedule so no one could tell when, and wash the place down.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 11:38:02 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: research99

That’s an interesting suggestion. He would have to put the player where the kids cannot steal it, if they haven’t already.

Whatever happened to homework and chores?/Sarcasm


13 posted on 09/29/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Kartographer

They are all good boys.
Their mama says so.
Its the other hoods in the crowd they are mixed up that are a bad influence.

/s


14 posted on 09/29/2012 11:40:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Kartographer
There was a device called the Mosquito which produced an unpleasant high frequency sound to drive off teenagers who can still hear it, while older people can't hear it. He might need to buy a few of those squealers.
15 posted on 09/29/2012 11:40:12 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Mr. K

He can hire off-duty cops, the gang will probably laugh at them. Of course his margins might be razor thin and 24x7 protection will probably bankrupt him but that’s ok, he didn’t build it.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 11:40:15 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: Kartographer

We aren't teenagers

17 posted on 09/29/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Mr. K

How about the very high frequency sounds that only kids can hear?


18 posted on 09/29/2012 11:41:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kartographer

Play a little bit of classical music, kind of loud. That will get rid of them


19 posted on 09/29/2012 11:41:44 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Kartographer

Rumspringa


20 posted on 09/29/2012 11:43:42 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Kartographer

Set a honey trap.

Take a van load of those captured and take them north of Toronto about 250 miles and release them


21 posted on 09/29/2012 11:46:22 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Mr. K

Try playing Mozart concerts loud on outside speakers....


22 posted on 09/29/2012 11:48:47 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Kartographer

yep.

It would be racist to stop it.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr. K
If he wants 24/7 protection do you want tax dollars providing that?

I'd rather see taxes go for that then the other "hood rat programs" they go for.

Taxpayers pay taxes yet reap none of the benefits the taxes are supposed to provide, like protection from hood rats!.

24 posted on 09/29/2012 11:49:52 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
How about the very high frequency sounds that only kids can hear?

Yeah...a compilation of the Obama nose whistle.

25 posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Kartographer

I didn’t even have to look at the video. I just ‘knew’.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Kartographer

(It's probably another gas station, but you get the idea)

27 posted on 09/29/2012 11:51:47 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kartographer

Play Gilbert & Sullivan hits over the PA, both inside and out. I’m sure those Amish yutes would appreciate some classic show tunes.


28 posted on 09/29/2012 11:52:39 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Kartographer

Shoot a couple of the little bastards and I guarantee the problem will cease.


29 posted on 09/29/2012 11:52:52 AM PDT by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
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To: Mr. K

Why? there are tons of ON DUTY ones that should be keeping these trespassers out that he has already paid for.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 11:53:38 AM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: Kartographer

The video confirms what we all knew when we saw the word “teen.”


31 posted on 09/29/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Calling savages savages.)
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To: Kartographer

How about a Hello Kitty decorative theme?

TeleTubbies on the tv?

Baby powder scent?

Lock the door and do service through a window, unless you are a Member.


32 posted on 09/29/2012 11:55:36 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

Call the cops and kick them off the property.


33 posted on 09/29/2012 11:55:48 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Tupelo

There is loyalty in these packs.. Shoot one, the rest will shoot you. Bad idea.

Kill um all and let god sort it out or it’s best to keep your powder dry.

The paid for police department and the school (if during school days/hours) should be taking care of this problem for him.


34 posted on 09/29/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by cableguymn (peace through strength. if they don't like you at least they will fear you.)
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To: I want the USA back

Amish? Old Order Mennonites? Hutterites?


35 posted on 09/29/2012 11:59:05 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Kartographer

Get some of these:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/26/acne-lights-used-to-deter_n_179442.html


36 posted on 09/29/2012 12:03:12 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Mr. K

Get a dog.


37 posted on 09/29/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT by wny
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To: Mr. K
hire an off-duty cop to guard the store

Not every station owner can add $100k in overhead and have any profit left.

Unless the police take care of this or this gang gets thinned considerably, this man is out of business.

38 posted on 09/29/2012 12:06:34 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Mr. K
If he wants 24/7 protection do you want tax dollars providing that?

Not exactly, the gang will just move. I want the cops to focus directly on the gang and go where they go, thus every business and all who frequent them are protected (as much as can be the case).

In a free society, no one should have to hire protection to run a gas station on the public square.

39 posted on 09/29/2012 12:09:27 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kartographer

The Democrats tell us they are the party of science and sophistication, I’m sure some conservatives still believe that, why I don’t know.


40 posted on 09/29/2012 12:19:05 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Kartographer

Any Hells angle gangs in the area who would’nt mind some exercise or testing of some brass knuckles they might have??


41 posted on 09/29/2012 12:27:51 PM PDT by bikerman (How will Democrats stand up to terrorism when they can’t even face Fox News?”)
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To: Kartographer

Have they asked the owner if he wants protection? The loiters that is.


42 posted on 09/29/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Kartographer

I was going to suggest playing Neil Diamond, but on second thought, that would drive everyone away.


43 posted on 09/29/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: SampleMan

“hire an off-duty cop to guard the store”

You said - “Not every station owner can add $100k in overhead and have any profit left.”

A voice of reason at last.

Somebody needed to say it. “off duty cops” don’t come cheap. Simplistic solutions never are as simple as they sound.

The owner himself may not be netting as much as he’d have to pay for security.


44 posted on 09/29/2012 12:31:41 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Kartographer
We report, you decide . . .


             

45 posted on 09/29/2012 12:32:04 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: cableguymn

The police can’t or won’t do anything, lest they be accused of racism. Even if they could, some judge will slap the kids on the wrist. Then they’ll be coming after the owner.

Where I live, the police show up only when there is a dead body. Under any other circumstance, they don’t bother. In my neighborhood, gunfire is an every night occurrence. I just lock the doors and stay inside.


46 posted on 09/29/2012 12:32:10 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: wny

“Get a dog.”

That would have to be one highly trained dog to chase away the unwanteds but don’t threaten the paying customers.


47 posted on 09/29/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Kartographer

Play classical music LOUD. It has been proven to keep teen-agers away.


48 posted on 09/29/2012 12:37:15 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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Bad Crew need be acquainted with Smith & Wesson.


49 posted on 09/29/2012 12:49:31 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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“See the future now”

There have always been dangerous areas in the world, including the US.

One time during a youthful misadventure, a few friends and I took a wrong turn in Miami after leaving the clubs in South Beach. At the time when Miami was the most dangerous city in the US.

It was obviously a bad neighborhood and we stopped at some gas station to ask for directions.

The guy inside the small gas station building sitting behind bulletproof glass stared at us wide eyed when we approached. He said “what the F are you doing here at this time? Get inside quickly.” He opened the door and let us inside.

He explained “people like us can't be out here at night. Animals with AK-47s roam the streets here and they will kill you for your shoes. I'll call a cop over and you follow him out of here.”

Sure enough he called in a squad car that escorted us out.

50 posted on 09/29/2012 12:51:05 PM PDT by varyouga
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