Friday, April 06, 2007

WHO can't be trusted?

Convenience store owners and workers who have been maligned by Dalton McGuinty will get a chuckle out of this one.

It seems that a Sault Ste. Marie man will have to pay a hefty fine for helping himself when he discovered that the door of a Beer Store was unlocked!!!

Remember this? "McGuinty said he didn't trust convenience stores – especially in light of the recent scandal over retailers scamming customers out of winning lottery tickets – to do as good a job as the LCBO and Beer Stores do in making sure alcohol doesn't fall into the wrong hands."

As good a job? Gee, I'm fairly certain that most convenience store folks would remember to lock up...

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Saturday Update: V.P. of Mac's weighs in here.


Mac said...

How ironic!!

Some years back, on a quiet night, I was working patrol and I decided to rattle doorknobs in the downtown core. Strangely enough, I found an open door... at the bank! I walked inside and discovered the alarm wasn't set. I called our police dispatcher and got the phone number of the branch manager. Then, using her phone from her desk, I placed a call asking her to come down and secure the place. She came right away and I suspect someone got an earful the next morning.

Anonymous said...

Gee, once incident and your wetting your pants.

Yup, we want nightly reports like the ones the U.S. have - robbery at local convenience liquor store robbery in North Tonawanda - details st 1l:00.

Like the police don't have enough to do.

Human error - wow, it does happen.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mac, that must have been one shocked branch manager!

Anon - I posted this more as something humourous, but mistakes do happen for sure. Just out of curiosity, do you happen to have an interest in maintaining the status quo regarding beer & wine sales in Ontario? Just wondering.