The entire process of us going to a large grocery store, feeling safe and getting home safe should not be on our minds.
Tonight I took a quick stroll to the mega Walmart in banning, did I my thing and purchased, and then left. Upon arrival I noticed a white male,black shirt,blue jeans , thin build, but very dirty looking. He was walking between cars and looking inside them. So I continued to watch him walk up to people in the almost dark lot and beg for money. I do feel for anyone that has to ask someone for money, but feel he was also involving himself with the criminal element and any thing he could steal would be fair game to serve his need. The rental security girl was at the
End of the parking lot in a car with he windows up not even realizing this is something a visual deterrent or presence will help. So she wasn't a help. Managers inside the store are too busy to assist.
As we continue to worry about the economy and kids in school we do have stressfull lives.
This cannot be where banning and Beamont is heading to. People need to be aware and not leave windows down, phones , iPods , purse and other fast high theft items in clear view...criminals only need a second and they have your stuff and you have nothing. Remember that 99 % of most crimes occur due simple mistakes we all make. Take that extra minute. Get off that phone and see who is around you when u pull in a lot. Keep your family safe and with you upon entry and exit from the store. And ask a clerk to help you out or walk with you if you feel the need. That's what they get paid to do.
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