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Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:25 PM

2 Black guys walk into store asking if they sold sliced cheese, workers run and hide and call cops

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‘All I asked for was sliced cheese’: Richmond roommates bewildered after store employees hide, call the police
By Jonathan Costen and Will Armbruster
Published: November 23, 2016, 8:49 pm Updated: November 24, 2016, 9:53 pm



RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — What began as a spontaneous trip to the store ended up being one of the most bizarre experiences of Ricky Berry’s life. He and his roommate went to purchase a grocery item and ended up having the police called on them.

Berry and his roomate told 8News they walked into the CVS in Carytown and asked an employee if they sold sliced cheese. The worker kindly replied that they did not.

A few minutes later, the employee — all of the store employees, in fact — were nowhere to be found. Berry and his roommate, Philip Blackwell, said they were in the store with another customer for more than 30 minutes alone before an officer with the Richmond Police Department showed up.

“We looked around for probably 30, 45 minutes and we couldn’t find anybody,” Blackwell said.

As for the third customer who was as confused as the two roommates, Berry said, “he was in the store before we were actually. He had a bad tooth, all he wanted was some Orajel. That’s all he needed.”


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Reply 2 Black guys walk into store asking if they sold sliced cheese, workers run and hide and call cops (Original post)
MrScorpio Nov 2016 OP
Moostache Nov 2016 #1
redwitch Nov 2016 #2
madaboutharry Nov 2016 #3
MADem Nov 2016 #4
neeksgeek Nov 2016 #5
Crunchy Frog Nov 2016 #6
philosslayer Nov 2016 #16
etherealtruth Nov 2016 #7
dumbcat Nov 2016 #8
MrScorpio Nov 2016 #9
AngryAmish Nov 2016 #13
LAS14 Nov 2016 #12
WillowTree Nov 2016 #20
Crunchy Frog Nov 2016 #21
JI7 Nov 2016 #22
SCRUBDASHRUB Nov 2016 #10
Initech Nov 2016 #11
Vinca Nov 2016 #14
pepperbear Nov 2016 #15
AgadorSparticus Nov 2016 #17
ck4829 Nov 2016 #18
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #19

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:29 PM

1. Welcome to Trumpistan.

It only gets worse from here....exponentially worse.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:30 PM

2. This is just so sad.

WTF is wrong with people?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:30 PM

3. I have no words.

Well, I do actually. This is exhibit A in how racism has destroyed us as a nation.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 12:31 PM

4. What's wrong with those employees? Someone needs firing for pisspoor judgment. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 01:20 PM

5. And CVS is now on my boycott list!

Congratulations CVS, it's a heady group of people and companies that I've added you to.

I emailed the company and told them this. Speak with your wallets! Money is speech, and it's a free market. Don't support racists!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 01:47 PM

6. How does this not violate anti-Jim Crow laws?

Two black people were refused service and forcibly removed from the premises of a public business, for no other reason as that they were black. I thought that was definitely unacceptable in contemporary times, and Trump isn't taking over as dictator for another couple of months.

I'll certainly never go into a CVS again.

I bet that back room smelled like a latrine after all this was over.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:07 PM

16. You will NEVER go into ANY CVS again based on this story alone....

 

Good for you. I'm in.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:05 PM

7. "... the employee who called the police will be interviewed and possibly retrained." WTF?

Possibly retrained .... at some point you have to admit that the employees are far to stupid to have any interaction with the public.

It begs the questions: Have they never had a black customer? Do they hide every time they see a PoC?

I am actually quite surprised that this happened in the Richmond Virginia area ....

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:05 PM

8. I'd like to hear the other side of this story

Being we have only heard one side, I suspect that we are missing something. I wonder what?

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:17 PM

9. It's pretty clear that the CVS employees fucked up and they know it.

"Multiple attempts to contact the store manager were denied, although a CVS spokesperson apologized and said the employee who called the police will be interviewed and possibly retrained."

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:44 PM

13. I read somewhere that the employee they saw was also black

 

If true, they might be either mentally ill or really paranoid after smoking pot.

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:25 PM

12. I agree. It's too bizarre to not be more complicated.

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:46 PM

20. Agree. Somewhere there's a piece of this puzzle that's missing.

I can't quite figure what it could be, but something just doesn't add up to the conclusion that a fella asking about cheese freaked the entire staff of the store out to the point of them all hiding.

Très strange.

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 26, 2016, 04:44 AM

21. Black men are SCARY.

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Response to dumbcat (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 26, 2016, 06:37 AM

22. people shoot at black guys because they get scared, why is this hard to believe ?

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:20 PM

10. I am embarrassed for the city of Richmond where we reside.

Wtf.

I am glad I switched from CVS to Walgreens years ago for my prescriptions.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:22 PM

11. What year are we living in? 2016 or 1852?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 02:50 PM

14. Ah, come on. It's clear the good looking young black guy intended to smother the clerks with Kraft

American cheese and loot the place. WTF is happening to this country????????????????????

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:05 PM

15. most drug stores carry refrigerated food products, including sliced american cheese.

I see it in drug stores every time I go into them, and that's including CVS.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:09 PM

17. Those people need to be fired. PRONTO.

This is beyond ridiculous. CVS needs to get rid of people like that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:13 PM

18. Bizarre is right

“We were walking around trying to find an employee, and the cop himself ended up opening up the emergency door, which set the alarm off,” Berry explained. “A couple of minutes later, he got the call from the alarm company asking what was going on.”


Weird.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 11:21 PM

19. SURE, BUT "SLICED CHEESE" IS WELL KNOWN GANG CODE FOR .....SOMETHING




when those gangbangers ask for sliced cheese, they really mean cheese that comes in a package pre-sliced.

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