Terrifying Robbery At Amarillo Family Dollar…With A Twist
Reddit is always a fun source of arguing and friend-finding these days. Truthfully, it's one of my favorite sites to go to when I need a laugh or entertainment.
I just read a post on there though that was neither funny nor entertaining, it was just flat-out scary.
Here's the wild thing, you probably didn't hear about it unless you hopped on Reddit and saw it.
A couple of days ago, a person reported being inside the Family Dollar on 10th and Georgia. As they were walking around with their daughter, they mentioned seeing a man with a gun pointed at one of the employee's heads.
They stayed quiet and moved away from the scene looking for a way out of the store for their own safety. They found an emergency exit to be able to slip out of the store and thought they were in the clear.
As they approached the emergency exit, they noticed something that hindered their plan to escape.
The door was zip-tied shut and also had a lock on it.
Now, before I go any further with this, I'm pretty sure it's against the law to lock an emergency exit from the inside. I feel like any emergency exit should be one of those push doors that can be locked from the outside but can still be pushed open to exit from the inside.
Locking an emergency exit defeats the entire purpose of having one. It's there for anything deemed an emergency as a way out, whether it be a fire or in this case, a robbery.
The user continued that they were able to safely move into a bathroom to avoid being seen or found by the person with the gun. While they were in the restroom, there were customers trying to leave the store and supposedly the gunman started shooting as that happened.
The user continued on with what happened the rest of the way, and you can read about it here.
A couple of questions here. One, why was the emergency exit locked in two different ways, and secondly, how was this not put out on the news? I'm not questioning the validity of the story at all, but something like this you'd think the police would want help in finding the suspect.
Either way, a scary story with things that shouldn't be happening.