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pup Name: Brian Rowe
Date of Birth: 9/7/1980
Location: Brew City USA

All-time favorite game: Fallout 2 (PC)
Least favorite game: Friday the 13th (NES)

Title: Shenanigans of used media
Posted: October 30, 2007 (12:53 AM)
Here's the names you need to know for this recent escapade.
CD Max - the used store I manage.
Exclusive - the legit CD store across the street.
Norbert - an ex-con turned maintenance-man who just got out of prison and recently started shopping at my store.
Jared - a cocky, 16-year old thief.

I got a call from Exclusive last night to be on the lookout for a kid trying to sell a stolen B.B. King boxset. When the employees gave chase, the kid pulled a gun. Great. Not only will this kid probably come into my store, but I can't do jack without fear of getting shot.

An hour later, in walks Jared holding a pristine B.B. King boxset. We require I.D. to sell, so he always had someone with him before, but this time he brought Norbert. The poor guy was blitzed out of his skull and had no idea what was going on. I could have sent them both packing, but I wanted to get the set back for Exclusive, and then Norbert mentioned that the kid was a neighbor. I figured the cops could at least follow up with that, so I took his I.D. and put the transaction through.

This morning, I ran over to Exclusive and asked for more details. They described Jared perfectly, so I handed over the set and filled them in on the details. Later, back at the store, the manager at Exclusive called to let me know that a cop was coming to take my statement. I hung up the phone and guess who walks in. Norbert.

I started asking him about last night. Apparently he blacked out, because he was embarrassed and freaking about possibly making a scene. I told him he was fine, but wanted to know who the kids were. He didn't even remember them, but after a quick description, he told me all about his neighbor Jared. In walked the cop.

I tried to make it clear to the cop that Norbert was just a drunken idiot helping out one of the kids next door. The cop insisted that he was probably "the mastermind behind a ring of child thieves." Apparently cops watch CSI too. They took Norbert outside to chat for the next 30 minutes, and then they disappeared.

Norbert came back two hours later. They had put him in a squad car and drove him home (around the block) just in time to see seven or so cops raiding his neighbor's house. Norbert's out of trouble, Exclusive got their boxset back, and one scary kid got pulled off the street. Not bad for a Monday morning.

Now as for the other twenty thieves coming around the store every day...

Felix_ArabiaUser: Felix_Arabia
Posted: October 30, 2007 (10:47 AM)
Pup, you're one devious crime-stopper.

honestgamerUser: honestgamer
Posted: October 30, 2007 (11:11 AM)
Great story! I love it when thieves are brought to justice! Thieves bug me so much. I work my butt off for something and make sacrifices, then they take what I bought myself because... they want it? It's mine! Grrrrrr...

wayne_steedUser: wayne_steed
Posted: October 30, 2007 (02:25 PM)
As for the other twenty, just deal with 'em like they do in bad cop shows: get in a "dramatic" gun battle where innocents shriek and thieves have big SMGs. You'll win, tho. It's a COP SHOW. The good guys have to win.

GenjUser: Genj
Posted: October 31, 2007 (10:21 PM)
I hope you made up those names to conceal their identities because who the fuck names their son Norbert? It's not even a good name for a dragon.

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