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    Bullet goes off – in store escalator - Dick's Sporting Goods

    Going up? Bullet goes off – in store escalator | CharlotteObserver.com

    Going up? Bullet goes off – in store escalator
    No one was hurt, but the freak accident gave folks a scare and shut down a store at Northlake Mall.

    Dick's Sporting Goods at Northlake Mall was evacuated Tuesday after a customer accidentally dropped several .22-caliber bullets on the store escalator and a round went off.

    Dick's management shut down the escalator and called police, said Northlake Mall General Manager Phil Morosco.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, with the help of Charlotte firefighters, closed the store for about an hour. “The evacuation went very orderly,” said fire department spokesman Capt. Rob Brisley.

    Dick's reopened about 2:25 p.m. after police checked the escalator to make sure no more bullets were lodged, Morosco said.

    No one was hurt, he said.

    The customer had just bought the bullets and was on the escalator when he dropped them. The back of one bullet was compressed by the escalator and fired, said police spokesman Officer Bob Fey. The customer, he said, stayed with authorities until the scene was cleared.

    “It was an accident,” Fey said. “Thank God no one got hurt.”

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    Wow, first Crocs and now bullets. What will those escalators eat next?

    Glad noone was hurt and it's good to hear that the customer took responability and stayed until cleared.
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    Was the owner of the escalator have a lisence for it? Was it registered? Was it capable of firing more than once per step?

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    Not a fan of rimfire, even though the .22's aren't heavy enough to go off from their own weight.
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    Bullets don’t go off, cartridges do, and it’s the head of the case that got crushed.

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    I don't see how a bullet could "go off" in an escalator.

    A live round, especially a rimfire, sure; but an inert bullet?

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    Um, so now we think the anti-media really knows the difference between a live round, and a bullet? C'mon, watcha thinkin'?
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    Well, how the ammo got loose in the first place is another story! But I guess the customer wasn't guilty of anything other than messing around with ammo while on the escalator...

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    This is why we need to ban assault elevators.

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    Really not much of a danger as the bullet is not going anywhere. Somebody could get hit in the eye with a fragment of flying brass (I guess) as a worst case injury.

    Personally I think the "evacuation" was a little extreme. I would have kept on shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiWeiSz View Post
    Um, so now we think the anti-media really knows the difference between a live round, and a bullet? C'mon, watcha thinkin'?
    I know for fact that a spent 22lr brass case can elicit quite a lot of excitement and be termed a "hazard".

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    Now Dick's will have it's sales people carry all ammo to registors because of accidents like this.They have a thing about ammo being used in pistols ? Go figure.When I buy 9mm I ask them how come you have to walk me down front and they tell me you could have a loaded gun on you.I tell them I do you should see the look on their face it's priceless.

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    I carry a gun because I can't carry an escalator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlotteobserver.com View Post
    The customer had just bought the bullets and was on the escalator when he dropped them. The back of one bullet was compressed by the escalator and fired, said police spokesman Officer Bob Fey. The customer, he said, stayed with authorities until the scene was cleared.
    Negligence on the part ot the customer. A weird ND. Very weird. But negligent nonetheless.

    Retailing is hard. More so than we think. Retailers have to put up with all sorts of weird stuff that customers do...

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