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Old 08-14-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panamá
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Morning y’all
. . . . . Didja Know?
Houston police showed up in force at a Cricket store after a person reported
that someone in the store was being held hostage.

Turns out the store manager was just hugging her husband goodbye and the passerby
thought she was being held against her will.





Hug triggers hostage scare at SE Houston Cricket store | khou.com Houston

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Passerby must have thought Cricket was squeezing as much profit as it could out of a customer and that could be considered being held hostage...
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Morning y’all
. . . . . Didja Know?
Houston police showed up in force at a Cricket store after a person reported
that someone in the store was being held hostage.

Turns out the store manager was just hugging her husband goodbye and the passerby
thought she was being held against her will.


Hug triggers hostage scare at SE Houston Cricket store | khou.com Houston
Without getting.. Emotional about this, there's a chance the woman was crying as she hugged her husband goodbye.. that's what probably made the person call the police.. I guess from now on, the couple will just shake hands goodbye.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Morning y’all
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. . . . . Didja Know?
Houston police showed up in force at a Cricket store after a person reported

</b>
that someone in the store was being held hostage.

Turns out the store manager was just hugging her husband goodbye and the passerby
thought she was being held against her will.
Ahahahaha! Talk about overreacting!

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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face palm.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I've seen that (hugging) in cell phone stores in my area, but I think it was because the customer found out that their bill for service wasn't as large as they originally thought.

I remember when my old Bell System telephone bills were under $12 a month. You can't get that service today from a cell phone company for less than $30 or $40 bucks a month, and you must buy your own phone, plus you need to sign a contract for a year so more.............................
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: SW France
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The thing I was puzzled by was what a Cricket store was doing in Houston.

Then I found out that it wasn't a sport's store but something to do with cellular phones!
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The thing I was puzzled by was what a Cricket store was doing in Houston.

Then I found out that it wasn't a sport's store but something to do with cellular phones!
I thought it was a restaurant that served crickets..
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Let's not overlook the possible outcome if it had been a hostage situation and the person did not call the police...
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