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Hey, Dude – It’s corporate. Can you do me a favor and trash the store. Nah, it’s cool, man – go ahead.

from The New York Daily News

Prank caller tricks employees into destroying Circle K convenience store, causing about $30,000 in damage: cops

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At least they’re good at following instructions!

A prank caller fooled two Circle K employees in Globe, Ariz. into destroying the convenience store so severely that it temporarily shut down.

The loyal-to-a-fault workers believed they were abiding by the guidance of a security company — and they caused about $30,000 in damage before figuring out the trick, police said.

“They thought they were acting righteously in terms of following direction from security,” Sgt. A.J. Castaneda told the Daily News.

The call came in around 8 p.m. Wednesday. The prankster posed as Circle K’s corporate security, claiming that a silent fire alarm was going off and giving instructions to contain the crock crisis, KSAZ reported.

The caller told the employees to discharge fire extinguishers in the store, throw the extinguishers through the windows and destroy merchandise, computers, registers and security televisions, Castaneda said.

In less than five minutes, the employees wrecked most of the store and smashed all but one of its windows. One employee remained on the phone while the other followed the destructive demands, Castaneda said.

All of this happened while two or three customers were shopping.

[ click to read full article at NYDailyNews.com ]

Posted on February 22, 2015 by Editor

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