Skip to comments.Shoppers go by 'honor system' at Wayne store that should have been locked
Posted on 08/28/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT by Sopater
WAYNE - A group of young men dubbed "honest shoppers" have come forward after they walked into a Wayne store that was supposed to be closed, took what they needed and left money for their purchases.
Management at Buddy's Small Lots on Route 23 got a call from police that there had been a break-in at the store, but upon arrival, nothing was missing. The lock on the door had malfunctioned and the lights were still on, so the store looked open for business. Surveillance footage shows a group of bewildered shoppers entering the store and calling out for a clerk. After figuring out what they owed, they left the exact amount for the speaker cable and batteries they bought.
"Not only did they leave money on the counter, they counted out the change," store operations manager Marci Lederman says.
The four men are William Paterson University football players and have since been praised for their honesty. Kell'e Gallimore says he's surprised how quickly word has spread about the players' decision to act appropriately. "It was only a cord for four dollars," he says. "I didn't think it was going to blow up to be this big."
Gallimore's partner-in-no-crime Thomas James wants others to learn from their choice. "All people are not thieves. You can't judge people by the way they look."
Buddy's manager came to the university to personally thank the players and give them a $50 shopping spree. Lederman believes they are role models.
The security issue has since been fixed at Buddy's Small Lots.
Did they include the sales tax?
Funny how just 25 years ago this would be a non story.
Thank goodness we live in a country where it is illegal to teach Thou shalt not steal and Thou shalt not kill in government schools or wed have a lot more of this nonsense.
been brought up right - nice story -
Um.. My thoughts would be the clerk is dead, injured or kidnapped and I would call the police, but these guys are praised because they didn)’t steal?
“Did they include the sales tax?”
I thought about that too LOL.
let me guess...this was a group of bored AA youth
“let me guess...this was a group of bored AA youth”
Why does it matter?
I wondered if they counted the sales tax as well... they will surely hang if not.
Why are my posts being “submitted for review”?
Software glitch, you’re good to go.
The Manager hugs them, congratulates them, she can’t believe it! Because these guys look like trouble.
Get rid of the dread locks. Attempt to make yourself look less intimidating. These seem like good, honest guys, but I wouldn’t trust anyone coming in my direction that looks like that. At the end one of them says, “you shouldn’t judge people by how they look.” I disagree. You can and should judge people by how they look. Could save your life. Especially if you’re a “wood”.
Good for these kids! Nice to see.
Thankfully I live in an area where small-time gardeners still put out tomatoes and corn and honey with a jar to put money in.
It is refreshing to see some people still trust others
Check your bible for an asterisk next to the word kill. If your bible is of any quality, it should have the aforesaid asterisk.
Did not David slay (cause to become room temperature) Goliath?
A person KILLS his/her enemy. A person murders his/her wife, etc.
Whatever. Glad you got that out of your system.
There’s something in most of us where by nature you have guilt from stealing. YOu’re at the grocery store, and the clerk gives you 20$ in change more than you’re owed. How many of us, knowingly would keep the money?
I lost a bet with Mr. Bat Lady. I asked if none of them looked like Obama’s sons and he said he didn’t know. I said since they didn’t mention race that they were probably white, if they were black they would have said.
Surprise, surprise, surprise, 3 blacks and 1 white. Good for them, and kudos to the parents for having such good kids,
I paid my nickel.
Yes, they did. At least, one guy did, if you see the news video.
“Because these guys look like trouble.”
I was thinking Milli Vanilli, but if you see trouble, OK.