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    Question Hate Crime Reported

    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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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Yes, I say you definitely should have called the police. That's awful.
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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Yeah, probably. Or let someone in the store know so they could call.
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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Defintely should have called and reported it.



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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    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.

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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyphile View Post
    Yep. On the paint or not, it's still vandalism of someone's property.
    Quote Originally Posted by TinkPink View Post
    Yes, I say you definitely should have called the police. That's awful.
    Quote Originally Posted by SusieP. View Post
    Yeah, probably. Or let someone in the store know so they could call.
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    Defintely should have called and reported it.
    Quote 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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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    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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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Quote 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.

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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    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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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Yeah.
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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    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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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    Also, it is potentially damaging...shaving cream left on a car can stain the paint.
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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

    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.
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    Re: Hate Crime Reported

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

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