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San Francisco hardware store requires customers to shop with an employee escort to stop shoplifting

A store in San Francisco is reportedly requiring customers to shop with an employee escort in a bid to stop theft.  “It’s pretty bad,” Sam Black, manager of Fredericksen Hardware & Paint in San Francisco told KRON4. “I mean, the dollar amounts are pretty significant, and with the tools and now we’re getting snatch-and-grabs when they take whole displays, so it’s getting kind of dangerous…

Frightened Oakland restaurant owner calls city’s crime epidemic ‘worst I’ve ever seen’

Stories about high-profile companies in Oakland closing shop or hiring extra security have made grim headlines in recent months. But it’s not just corporations that are feeling the crunch of increased crime in the Bay Area. One local Oakland restaurant owner bluntly told Fox News Digital that the city where she’s spent nearly all her 45 years is “the worst I’ve ever seen it.” Target…

NYC bribery scandal includes naked Zoom call, trips to Europe and homegrown ‘hero’ in taxpayer scam

New details have emerged about some of the 70 suspects arrested in a six-state sting Tuesday, in what the federal prosecutor in Manhattan says is the largest bribery bust in Justice Department history. Of the 70 suspects, some have been in trouble before for misbehavior, including a man who made headlines in 2022 after appearing on a work Zoom call naked with a woman in…

Dozens of New York City employees arrested in bribery case that cost US taxpayers millions: prosecutors

Federal and local authorities arrested dozens of employees of New York City’s public housing agency in a series of morning raids Tuesday linked to a massive bribery and extortion plot, according to prosecutors. The raids, coordinated by Homeland Security Investigations and the city’s Department of Investigation, netted the most single-day bribery arrests in the history of the Justice Department, according to Damian Williams, the U.S….

Tesla employee booked after allegedly making threats against Elon Musk, Joe Biden: ‘Planning to kill’

A Tesla employee was arrested last month for allegedly threatening to kill Tesla CEO Elon Musk and President Biden, among others. Minnesota resident Justin Mathew McCauley, 31, was charged with third-degree felony terroristic threat, according to FOX 7 Austin. The employee was arrested in Travis County, Texas. According to court documents obtained by FOX 7, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office learned that McCauley was making…

Bay Area police warn Trader Joe’s shoppers of new crime trend

Bay Area police are warning shoppers of a crime trend at local Trader Joe’s stores. Shoppers’ wallets are being taken from unattended shopping carts or open purses while victims peruse the aisles, at stores in the Tri-Valley, the Livermore Police Department said on Facebook.  The police are advising customers to “stay vigilant,” “minimize distractions,” and “avoid leaving items unattended,” as crime is surging at businesses…

Philadelphia woman charged after allegedly dropping pants in aisle of Frontier Airlines plane

A Philadelphia woman faces charges after she allegedly removed her pants in the aisle of a Frontier Airlines plane that was arriving from Orlando, Florida, to the City of Brotherly Love last November. Dulce Huertas, 60, was arrested and charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants, simple assault and indecent exposure, U.S. Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero announced Tuesday. During a Nov. 20, 2023…

California crime wave takes its toll on In-N-Out, other companies as businesses start to issue safety warnings

Blue Shield, Clorox, and Kaiser Permanente, the largest employer in Oakland, have all issued warnings to employees, hired security guards or taken other actions in response to a crime surge in the city.  It is part of a significant trend of businesses, including fast food giant In-N-Out, that have been forced to take action to protect workers from criminal activity.  In-N-Out told FOX Business that…

Wisconsin man arrested for allegedly stealing over $90K in calculators from Target stores across the US

A Wisconsin man has been arrested after allegedly stealing over $90,000 worth of calculators from Target stores across Indiana and several other states, according to Fox 59 Indianapolis.  Frank Covington, 33, of Wisconsin, was arrested over the weekend and charged with several felonies after police discovered over 20 graphing calculators allegedly stolen from an Indiana-based Target store in the back of his car, according to…

Two major California companies are providing security, telling workers to stay inside amidst crime wave

A crime surge in Oakland, California prompted two major employers in the state to provide security guards and even tell workers to stay inside for meals, according to local reports. Blue Shield, a health insurance provider, and Clorox are hiring “security escorts” for workers to walk them to “BART, parking garages and restaurants,” CBS News Bay Area reported.  A representative for Blue Shield told the…

Kaiser tells Oakland workers to stay inside, avoid eating out of office due to crime: report

Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, California, is reportedly warning its employees to eat inside as crime continues to hurt business across the city.  The warning, based on a memo shared first by FOX KTVU, reportedly told Kaiser employees to stay in their buildings for lunch after a string of robberies affected employees who ate at local businesses. “Those recommendations remain in place for now,” Kaiser…

Amazon no longer allowing police to solicit Ring doorbell video

Amazon will no longer provide police with video captured by its Ring doorbell system.  The camera service’s “Request for Assistance” tool is being removed, which allowed police to contact users via the company’s Neighbors app looking for video footage captured by their Ring doorbells. “Public safety agencies like fire and police departments can still use the Neighbors app to share helpful safety tips, updates, and…

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