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Shoppers go by 'honor system' at Wayne store that should have been locked
New Jersey News 12 ^ | August 27, 2013

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: goodnews
Awesome. Nice to see some good news in the middle of the week.
1 posted on 08/28/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT by Sopater
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To: Sopater

Did they include the sales tax?


2 posted on 08/28/2013 10:33:53 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Sopater

Funny how just 25 years ago this would be a non story.


3 posted on 08/28/2013 10:35:07 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Sopater

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 we’d have a lot more of this nonsense.


4 posted on 08/28/2013 10:35:11 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Sopater

been brought up right - nice story -


5 posted on 08/28/2013 10:41:15 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Sopater

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?


6 posted on 08/28/2013 10:42:12 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“Did they include the sales tax?”

I thought about that too LOL.


7 posted on 08/28/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Sopater

let me guess...this was a group of bored AA youth


8 posted on 08/28/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT by 1riot1ranger (OMG!!! ObamaMustGo!)
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To: 1riot1ranger

“let me guess...this was a group of bored AA youth”

Why does it matter?


9 posted on 08/28/2013 10:59:44 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Cowboy Bob

I wondered if they counted the sales tax as well... they will surely hang if not.


10 posted on 08/28/2013 10:59:57 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Cowboy Bob

Sure did!


11 posted on 08/28/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by jodyel
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To: Sopater

Lovely story.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by jodyel
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To: Admin Moderator

Why are my posts being “submitted for review”?


13 posted on 08/28/2013 11:08:00 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Software glitch, you’re good to go.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 11:08:45 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Sopater

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”.


15 posted on 08/28/2013 11:09:11 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Sopater

Good for these kids! Nice to see.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 11:15:02 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: albie
You can bet I watch for golfers when I'm on a course. If I'm mistaken they will never know. If I'm a target there will be role reversal. One must be mindful of ones surroundings.
17 posted on 08/28/2013 11:16:06 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: nikos1121

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


18 posted on 08/28/2013 11:21:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: albie
At the end one of them says, “you shouldn’t judge people by how they look.”

I saw that and wondered why he said that. Is he saying that he thinks he looks like someone who wouldn't pay for his stuff? I make a good effort to present myself as someone who can be trusted.
19 posted on 08/28/2013 12:11:32 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Thank goodness we live in a country where it is illegal to teach “Thou shalt not steal” and “Thou shalt not kill” "Thou shalt not murder" in government schools or we’d have a lot more of this nonsense.

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.

20 posted on 08/28/2013 12:12:25 PM PDT by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

Whatever. Glad you got that out of your system.


21 posted on 08/28/2013 12:22:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Mr. K

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?


22 posted on 08/28/2013 12:31:46 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative; TheSarce; basil

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.


23 posted on 08/28/2013 2:33:05 PM PDT by The Bat Lady (Freepers were the "Paul Revere" of the TEA party.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yes, they did. At least, one guy did, if you see the news video.


24 posted on 08/28/2013 2:34:20 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: albie

“Because these guys look like trouble.”

I was thinking Milli Vanilli, but if you see trouble, OK.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 10:01:00 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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