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    On Friday Night my wife and I went to the neighborhood Walgreens to get her refill of prenatal vitamins. Outside the 'market' nextdoor we saw some guys spraying shaving cream on the windows of a car. My wife said, "They are vandalizing that car!" I said, "Nah - if they were vandalizing, they'd be getting it on the paint. It's probably a Congrats or a Happy Birthday Greeting."

    So, we went through the Walgreens drive through and I said, "Honey let's go see what they wrote. Upon driving by the car, we were appalled. It was HATE. It was a gay hate crime with horrible things written and drawn on the car. We were shocked and didn't know what to do. I couldn't stick around for the police so I ended up going home.

    I felt so horrible for the person that came out to find that on their car. I said a prayer for that person that night and the Saturday Morning when I woke up.......I was so hurt him. I don't know what prompted those guys to do what they did, but it was wrong.

    Anyway, after a lot of thought, I called the store manager to tell them what we witnessed and that we have some physical description of the individuals who did this. Manager had no employees who reported this, although he did say he saw a mound of shaving cream in the parking lot the next morning.

    Anyway, should I have called the police?

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    Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
    Anyway, should I have called the police?
    Yep. On the paint or not, it's still vandalism of someone's property.
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    • #3
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      Yes, I say you definitely should have called the police. That's awful.
      �In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.� -Michael Jackson


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      • #4
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        Yeah, probably. Or let someone in the store know so they could call.
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        • #5
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          Defintely should have called and reported it.



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          • #6
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            You totally should have called the police. Did you not have your cell on you? Or you could have gone back through the drive thru and told them there what had happened in THEIR parking lot and they would have called the police.

            Ta Da!

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              Originally posted by Disneyphile View Post
              Yep. On the paint or not, it's still vandalism of someone's property.
              Originally posted by TinkPink View Post
              Yes, I say you definitely should have called the police. That's awful.
              Originally posted by SusieP. View Post
              Yeah, probably. Or let someone in the store know so they could call.
              Originally posted by dsnylndmom View Post
              Defintely should have called and reported it.
              Originally posted by claribella View Post
              You totally should have called the police. Did you not have your cell on you? Or you could have gone back through the drive thru and told them there what had happened in THEIR parking lot and they would have called the police.
              I feel bad now. But I did let the store know what took place and if they had already filed a report.....then I would be a willing party to give description and so forth.

              I did leave my name and cell number with the store manager....

              Next time (Gosh I hope there's not a next time) but in case it does happen again, I will call the police.

              I hope no one is mad at me that I didn't call the police. I think I was just in shock.

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                I would, only because your information could help the police catch those guys. Anyway you do not need to give your info.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                  I feel bad now. But I did let the store know what took place and if they had already filed a report.....then I would be a willing party to give description and so forth.

                  I did leave my name and cell number with the store manager.....
                  Ah well that is good then.

                  Ta Da!

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                  • #10
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                    I would have called the police as they were doing it and told the jerks you were calling the police!!! They would have took off. Never let a crime go, if you see it report it. I am suprised walgreens does not have a video of it. but yeah, always call the police, if it happened to you man you would want someone to call right?

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                    • #11
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                      Yeah.
                      And if you did't have time, you should have wiped it off.
                      Good morning, son
                      In twenty years from now
                      Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                      And I can tell you 'bout today
                      And how I picked you up and everything changed
                      It was pain
                      Sunny days and rain
                      I knew you'd feel the same things...


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                      • #12
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                        Oh how sad

                        What a world....

                        Well, Dis Dad I can understand you being in shock- I would have been too.

                        Lets hope and pray you won't witness anything like that again.
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                        • #13
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                          Also, it is potentially damaging...shaving cream left on a car can stain the paint.
                          Originally posted by migo
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                          • #14
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                            Yes, You should have called,

                            Whats more, you should call now, tell the police what you witnessed, Walgreens may not know if a report was filed, perhaps the person filed later....and now there are no leads....at least until you come forward.
                            procrastibating

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                            • #15
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                              You should/should've call(ed)
                              What an idiot....

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                              • #16
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                                If you have to ask us if you should have called, chances are you already know you should have called, dude. I don't even need to pray for a night to know that.

                                I don't think anybody's "mad" at you, but shock or not, by now as an adult member of society, you know when to call the cops.
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                                • #17
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                                  Time to stop the pirate talk for a post:

                                  But yeah ... personally I would have done something. This day and age even TPing a house can be considered a crime. I'm sure if you would have at least said something this might not have happened.

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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by sunnygirl View Post
                                    If you have to ask us if you should have called, chances are you already know you should have called, dude. I don't even need to pray for a night to know that.

                                    I don't think anybody's "mad" at you, but shock or not, by now as an adult member of society, you know when to call the cops.
                                    :clap:

                                    What she said.
                                    What an idiot....

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by sunnygirl View Post
                                      If you have to ask us if you should have called, chances are you already know you should have called, dude. I don't even need to pray for a night to know that.

                                      I don't think anybody's "mad" at you, but shock or not, by now as an adult member of society, you know when to call the cops.
                                      BINGO!!!! And just to add to this point ... you called it a "Hate Crime" in your OP, so that right there should tell you to call the police. But like SG said, I don't think anybody is mad at you for not doing this ... it's a good thing you did call and hopefully your descriptions will do some good. Then again, if the person who was vandalized doesn't report it, nothing will happen ... unfortunately.

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                                      • #20
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                                        DisneyDaddy...

                                        I know you feel... A young lady came upto me in the train station and told
                                        me some guy was doing something offensive that she didnt like. When I saw what he was doing I to was shocked but was concerned that
                                        the young lady was scared to walk pass him. So I told her that I would walk with her pass the guy and just then the trained arrived.

                                        I guess cause I was shocked and it didnt dawn on me to tell someone or even take his picture with my camera phone. So from that day forward i have my phone set so i can access the camera feature right away incase I had to take a picture.
                                        Originally posted by aashee (Farter Extraordinair)
                                        Wow. If regular MiceChatters saw this thread they might think we are normal. Thanks Dan & Gina!

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