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Old 11-26-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Black Friday frenzy: Wisconsin woman Lanessa Lattimore arrested for threatening shoppers with gun

BY Christina Boyle
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Originally Published:Friday, November 26th 2010, 10:25 AM
Updated: Friday, November 26th 2010, 5:00 PM

Lanessa Lattimore was arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot other shoppers during a Black Friday scramble at a Wisconsin Toys 'R Us.



Police arrested a Wisconsin woman Thursday evening after she threatened to get a gun and shoot shoppers waiting outside a toy store for Black Friday sales.
21-year-old Lanessa Lattimore from Middleton allegedly sparked the confrontation after trying to cut in line outside Toys R Us, where hundreds of people were waiting for the doors to open at 10 p.m., police said.
"Everybody was cutting in line. But there was one girl who was threatening me, so I told her that I'd shoot her," Lattimore told CNN. "I'm not a violent person, but police charged me with disorderly conduct."
Fellow shoppers tried to stop the woman from jumping ahead of them, and she responded by saying she was going to fetch a gun and shoot them.
No weapon was found, but cops arrested the woman, who has not been named, on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.
She was taken to Dane County Jail.
"She'* now spending her shopping money to post bond," said Madison Police Sgt. Erik Fuhremann.


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Wonder if they gave her a Black Friday discount on the bail.
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Yup thats how it is. I was "security" in electronics at Kmart a couple black fridays ago and thankfully I didn't have to do much in terms of security since I'm not allowed to fight back lol
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Ahhhh, OK, that was a good one.
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What ya do if they started hitting ya Brian? Wave your little brass badge at them and say' Now quit that,... your gonna get in trouble?
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I can't understand why they even have security like that. I did security several years ago. I had a flashlight, a club, pepper spray, hand cuffs, and a .40. Was licensed to use it all. I could help you to the ground and cuff you, then hold you until the police arrive. Best time was when the moron would mouth off the whole time, you can't do this. Then the police arrive and they ask us to remove the hand cuffs. Ya, he really mouths off then. Then shuts up real fast when the police slap on their cuffs.
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Observe and report? Nope. Drop em like a used condom and call for a medic.
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All about Lawsuits. To many Store Security people didn't go by the book and Big Retail Corps took quite a hit when the suits became a trend. I guess they figure the price of a Security Guard stops enough things to make it worth the Wage. But try and act as one, your canned.
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All about Lawsuits. To many Store Security people didn't go by the book and Big Retail Corps took quite a hit when the suits became a trend. I guess they figure the price of a Security Guard stops enough things to make it worth the Wage. But try and act as one, your canned.
Yup thats why I'm glad no one tried to pull anything while I was security for a day. My first instinct would be to try and stop em but as soon as one hand is laid on a customer, bam fired.
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And, people know this. That'* why there is no respect. And that makes for a much more unsafe environment then not even having security.
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