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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:07 PM

Ferguson Shop Owner 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support After Looting

Ferguson Shop Owner 'Overwhelmed' By Community Support After Looting

by Ryan J. Reilly at the Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/16/ferguson-looting_n_5684465.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics

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Nobody calls me, so I just decide to come over. So I get here around 5, 5:30 a.m. There are a few people outside, some reporters were outside too, but the whole store was open, people could come in and out and take what they want at their leisure.

So thatís on the sad part. The good part is the people who were out here were waiting outside, they wanted to help me. So as soon as I got here, they said ĎCan I help you? Can I do this, can I do that?í I wanted to take my time and clean as part of my therapy, as part of dealing with the situation. But some of them would not leave unless they did something to help, unless they got a hug or something. So that was very overwhelming, I didnít think Iíd come in there to be so overwhelmed by the community. So thatís very sweet.

I want to go back to normal. Iíve got to pay bills. I donít have the luxury to be closed for weeks.

I donít have a big insurance on this place. The whole concept of the store is modesty. So our prices are modest, we are alternative, so weíll sell you a cheaper phone or a phone you would buy somewhere else, weíll sell it to you a lot cheaper.




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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:18 PM

1. good to see this

as this shop pwner could have gone to fox news and gotten a "sympathetic" audience.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:49 PM

3. Actually there is video of the shop owner, surrounded by locals outside his store who were there to

protect it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:47 PM

2. Good on the people of Ferguson, apple.. I hope he can get some

monetary compensation, too.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Aug 20, 2014, 12:06 PM

4. HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!!

 


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