A week ago a delegation of social justice activists in Ferguson burned down the local QuikTrip store because they thought that was the store Michael Brown had knocked over. “Snitches Get Stitches” was spraypainted on the wall. An 18-year-old employee told KTVI:
An employee who was working the Quik Trip that was looted and burned told a terrifying story of survival. The 18 year old man didn’t want to be identified but he did say, “Terrifying very, very, terrifying.”But now we know from the security camera footage that the racial equality campaigners had gotten confused and torched the wrong store. Not surprisingly, the store run by the little South Asian or Arab man who was roughed up by Michael Brown is terrified that the Pogrom of Justice is coming for him next. From KSDK.com
Madden says: “tell me what was going through your mind.
Worker: I thought I was going to die tonight, I really thought I was going to die tonight.
His mother added, “I’m very thankful that he’s alright.” The worker said he was at the register when the looters rushed the store. He and his two fellow workers locked themselves in a back room. One signaled the company’s alarm system. They got a phone call telling them to stay put, that the police were on the way. But after ten or twenty minutes they decided it was best to escape, fortunately before the fire started.
The workers said, “One of the employees said we can get a way out of here and so we grabbed jackets to cover our uniform and we ran out of there, out the back door.”
He said when he got outside he could see the looters keeping police at bay. He was glad he did not stay put and he was told to do, “If we would have stayed put we would have died.”
FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Market where Brown allegedly stole from Saturday says it remains committed to the community and it hopes the community will remain committed to it. The market’s attorney says it has been in the Ferguson community for many years and is the type of place where customers and employees all know one another. Friday, the market’s attorney said the owners intend to keep it that way.So go lynch the customer, that dirty snitch, not the shopkeeper. Please!
Former Ferguson resident Shaneis Hubbard used to work just a couple of doors down from the market and would visit it almost every day.
She stopped by Friday to see for herself what the market would say about the surveillance video that allegedly caught Michael Brown stealing from the store, not long before he was killed. “Regardless of the petty crime he was allegedly involved in, nobody deserves to be gunned down like that, nobody; white, black, other, nobody,” she said.
The store’s owners, through their attorney, sent the message that they want to stay as far away from the situation as possible. In fact, he said, even after the initial alleged theft, it was a customer who called police.
“It’s not about them. They didn’t call the police, they didn’t ask the police to come and take the video,” said attorney Jay Kanzler. The attorney for a convenience store where a Missouri teenager allegedly stole cigars before he was shot by police says a customer, not store workers, called police. Now, the Ferguson Market owners are hoping the video won’t make them a target.