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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"What's the big deal? We were just funnin'."

Babette Perry, a pharmacy tech in Mount Holly, NJ is suing her company because they decided to "test" her by threatening her life. The pharmacy employed a man in a ski mask to come in and point a gun at her and demand Oxycontin. She was terrified, and is suing for post-traumatic stress. The pharmacy company admits that they sent in the guy, but whines that the gun wasn't real.

Here in Texas and in other states that permit their free populace to go armed, this might have gotten even more traumatic... for the robber.

And, had this little incident happened in my little patch of Texas, I would have sat down with the felony intake D.A. and discussed whether he wanted to run with Aggravated Robbery charges, or just good old Aggravated Assault charges against the actor. We also would have discussed, after all the facts were in, whether Criminal Conspiracy charges were appropriate for the actor's employers.

Acting recklessly can create unintended consequences. It would be best to think twice before proceeding.

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8 Comments:

At Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Kristopher said...

And what if she had failed the test, and had pulled out an unregistered rifle and killed that dumbass actor?

Only in NJ would anyone even consider this level of dumbassery.

 
At Tuesday, September 15, 2009 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Stupid Lessons are not as painful as they should be sometimes.

I don't see that little 'training drill' occurring in areas where Real World rules apply. What does surprise me is that there wasn't competition for the alleged Oxycontin by multiple actors, since this took place in uncivilized New Jersey.

Regards,
Rabbit.

 
At Tuesday, September 15, 2009 3:10:00 PM, Blogger Crucis said...

These was a similar occurance some time ago. I remember reading about it but the details are fuzzy now.

Seems that it was in a school where a man, brandishing a gun ran into a classroom and shouted threats. No suits after that although there should have been. It would have set a good precedent.

 
At Tuesday, September 15, 2009 7:43:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

I'd be looking at a BIG lawsuit and a job with another company...

 
At Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous JRo said...

I am definitely not the litigious type... but these people deserve to get their pants sued off. This is the type of negligent behavior that lawsuits are intended to punish and correct.

Matt is right - if that had been out hyar in the great state of Texas, at least seven customers would have pulled out their concealed handguns and blasted the "actor" all over the back wall of the store. And a grand jury would have no billed each and every one of them...

 
At Saturday, September 26, 2009 3:54:00 AM, Blogger KD5NRH said...

Wouldn't you be more likely to discuss charges against the management relating to the death of the "gunman" if it happened in Texas?

 
At Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:39:00 AM, Blogger KD5NRH said...

Another thought on this: "The gunman was an employee of the company, and a decoy had been set up on the phone to thwart Perry's call for help, according to the suit."

Isn't intentionally disabling a phone so that it can't call 911 a violation of an FCC reg, even if NJ lacks a crime for interfering with an emergency call?

 
At Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:31:00 AM, Blogger ASM826 said...

And if she drawn her pistol and hammered 2 "A" hits to the chest?

Draw on someone with what looks like a real gun without warning and all sorts of things might happen.

 

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