Two short women used big purses to pull off a huge heist: 22 bottles of liquor, from a Weston Walgreens. To break that down by brand, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office: one bottle of Ciroc Peach, one bottle of Ciroc Pineapple, two bottles of Ciroc Mango, three bottles of Grey Goose, four bottles of Patron, five bottles of Ciroc Apple and six bottles of Hennessy. This liquor larceny went down Feb. 8 in just a few minutes. A short woman with long, dark hair in a neon orange shirt, gray workout leggings and sports shoes entered about a few seconds
Comments: Headline error left verbatim. Imagine the outcry if stores start profiling Aunt Zeituni lookalikes carrying huge "purses."
It was two black females. Not just any old two women wearing a neon orange shirt and a plaid button-down top. Sheesh! How can police solve crimes if you are not told who you are actually looking for? I´m glad this story had a video so you can see for yourself.
I kind of suspected the ethnicity of the thieves, then had my suspicions confirmed by the video. I guess "I bees´ a RAAACCCCIIIIISSSSTTTT."
Oh well. But my suspicion was borne out by the video.
Some years ago, I used to work on a Federal Government (NASA/Navy) base that had a Navy Exchange store. This store sold the usual convenience-store stuff, but it also sold beer and hard liquor without some of the state taxes.
If I went into the store on a Friday, I was always struck at some of the black people..... they would buy not one or two bottles of hard liquor.... they would buy a whole shopping cart full! I NEVER saw a Caucasion do this. I often saw Negros do this. To this day, I am puzzled. Were they drinking it all themselves? Were they hosting, or contributing to, parties? Were they buying it tax-free, then re-selling it to their friends and neighbors?
It´s a mystery to me. These were seemingly decent, normal people who worked side-by side with me, but this was a facet of their personality that I never understood.
#3 - the Chiroc gives it away to me. Liquor stores have plenty of fancy booze and wine. If you´re looking to make a real steal by looting bottles, that´s what you´d do, right? They´re going to drink this, not sell it.
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