can't trust anybody these days
on monday evening, while i was at work, three individuals come in the store looking at the fish. one was a BIG guy, probably 6'-6" 300+ lbs, one was an equally tall but skinny guy, and the third was a woman. all appeared to be in their mid 20's. they milled around for a while, and then the big guy started asking my a lot of questions about our fish selection (i work at an aquarium/dog food store), leading me toward the back of the store. i started talking to him, and he got more and more excited and interested--meanwhile the skinny guy was talking to the owner's wife (the only other employee at the store at the time) and the girl was browsing around. then the skinny guy kept trying to get the big guys attention, but the big guy kept telling him to leave him alone he was busy. the big guy then thanked me for my time and information, and told the others they were leaving. the walked on down the strip.
when i got to work this morning, my boss informed me that the trio had eaten dinner at wingzone down the strip, and then robbed the store next to us. apparently the big guy led the our neighbor and his coworker toward the back and then told them to stay put while the other 2 cleared out the cash register, no weapons were used.
i will now be investing in quality pepper spray and a spring-loaded baton, since i would not have been able to legally shoot or even draw on the individuals had they decided to use their technique on our store--and i wouldn't stand a chance against the big guy hand to hand.