GameStop Clerk Shot During Robbery

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GameStop Clerk Shot During Robbery

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Despite cooperating with an armed robber holding up his store, a GameStop clerk in Florida was shot as the man left with a freshly-stolen Nintendo Wii, and some games and cash.

Minutes after a GameStop in Orange County, FL opened on Monday morning, a man armed with a handgun entered and ordered the clerk on duty and his customer to stay put. After waiting for an automated timer on the store's safe to expire, the gunman took the cash, a Nintendo Wii and some games - and shot the clerk in the leg on his way out.

Given that the GameStop employee had fully cooperated with the robber, local authorities have yet to find a motive for the shooting other than that the gunman simply felt like it. "From what we know so far, there doesn't appear to be a struggle and it's preliminary, but it looks like the suspect got what he wanted and had no reason to shoot, but he did anyway," said Lt. Eddie Appleby of the Orange County Sherrif's Office.

Law enforcement officials are searching for the gunman, whose face was captured on film by the store's security cameras - and suspect that there is a chance that he may be connected to another robbery that occurred at the same store the day after Thanksgiving.

The clerk is expected to make a full recovery and called his manager from the hospital to tell him that he was feeling well - other than, you know, the whole "being shot in the leg" thing.

I can't help but feel that the guy should have tried to foist 100 copies of Modern Warfare 2 off on the gunman instead. Where the hell would he hide with all of those games?

(WFTV Orlando)

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Y'know, theres not much to say here. The robbers a bit of an asshole, 'nuff said.

I mean, at least be sporting if robbing someone.

God dammit, this pisses me off. I can't come up with anything funny to say, I'm to pissed.

For a Ninetendo Wii?
Why not take something useful? Hell at least a game or something to go with it.

Sucks the clerk got shot because of it though.

CantFaketheFunk:
Where the hell would he hide with all of those games?

I think he'd try to hock them off at another GameStop. That's Florida! Thanks for visiting!

well... sucks to be that guy, I suppose.
I feel sorry for him, sure... but what can we do when assholes can have their own guns?

What a douche. He could have stolen a better console.

Did they make him finish his shift first? ( :) )

Wait, what's the automated timer on the safe do, exactly?

I feel sorry for this guy. Just showed up to work, gets shot by a robber.

Off topic: inb4 "Gamestop robs its customers"

And that's why I moved (Among other reasons)

I hope the clerk gets well soon.

Man, that robber is a total asshole.

Onyx Oblivion:
inb4

Don't EVER say that again.

OT: I guess I can feel lucky the game store I work at has never been robbed... I feel sorry for this guy but it's good to know he will make a full recovery.

Well, I'm glad to hear that the guy's gonna be all right.

NOTE TO THE POLICE: When you catch this guy, DON'T, for the love of all that is good and holy, play with his Wii!

Clearly, he was shot because he was in on it.

See, see.

See.

They decided to rob the store together. The thief didn't think it looked convincing, though, so he shot his accomplice.

I'm a terrible conspiracy theorist.

Oh, well. People get shot in shops all the time. Just because someone in a game store gets shot, I don't really think it's gaming news.

Though I do remember one funny time in England when I read about a store clerk who fought back, and hit the robber with his own crowbar.

He probably shot him in the leg thinking that it might slow the clerk from getting to a phone to call the cops.

The sad part about all this, with it being so close to the holidays, is the robber may have been getting the wii and a few games for his kids this Christmas and didn't have the money to pay for it.

Obviously that wouldn't justify shooting a person in the leg and stealing but it sounds to me like a case of warped good intentions.

Hopefully the clerk can get some time off and some workers comp. :p

hazabaza1:
Oh, well. People get shot in shops all the time. Just because someone in a game store gets shot, I don't really think it's gaming news.

Though I do remember one funny time in England when I read about a store clerk who fought back, and hit the robber with his own crowbar.

Wasn't that Supervisor G. Freeman?

Onyx Oblivion:
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I honestly can't take anything in any forum you ever post in seriously because all I can do is give ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNO TOAD

Wow, that's lame. Why shoot the guy if he's cooperating with you? No doubt the robber camps with akimbo 1887's on Modern Warfare 2. Atleast the clerk has a badass scar now. Don't tell me gunshot scars aren't badass. The bullshit you can make up just to get pussy is endless.

Chester41585:

CantFaketheFunk:
Where the hell would he hide with all of those games?

I think he'd try to hock them off at another GameStop. That's Florida! Thanks for visiting!

If you went to another gamestop, they would recognize them as stolen games and have you arrested

Why did the robber shoot the clerk? So that he had more time to run away before the clerk could activate his police scrambler.

But seriously, he should've stolen something more valuable than a Wii. Or maybe he just needed the extra mobility.

Flos:
Clearly, he was shot because he was in on it.

See, see.

See.

They decided to rob the store together. The thief didn't think it looked convincing, though, so he shot his accomplice.

I'm a terrible conspiracy theorist.

No, that's good! Hmm, now all we need is a youtube video with poorly photoshopped pictures that make our theory look valid... yes!

I hope the clerk's okay... The robber mustn't have been a gamer if he demanded a wii of all things (fnar fnar).

Goldeneye103X2:
Y'know, theres not much to say here. The robbers a bit of an asshole, 'nuff said.

I mean, at least be sporting if robbing someone.

No honour amoing thieves it seems...had no reason to shoot him and still did.

Reminds me when I got shot in the leg...its going to hurt for a while but clerk should be ok thank god

LeonHellsvite:

Onyx Oblivion:
inb4

Don't EVER say that again.

inb4 everybody starts making "inb4" comments.
wait...
OH SHI-

Jon Etheridge:
He probably shot him in the leg thinking that it might slow the clerk from getting to a phone to call the cops.

that's what i'm thinking or at least make it so the clerk can't chase him/find out his license plate.

hazabaza1:
Oh, well. People get shot in shops all the time. Just because someone in a game store gets shot, I don't really think it's gaming news.

Though I do remember one funny time in England when I read about a store clerk who fought back, and hit the robber with his own crowbar.

seeing how we don't give 2 shits about what you think, well just read it anyway.
This guy didn't resist and thats why its interesting.

Wow, what a jerk. Robs him and then shoots the guy for no reason.

And steals a Wii? The guy's a lunatic.

Definitely unfortunate. You know the clerk had no desire to take a bullet for a godforsaken video game store for money and games that are insured. He did exactly what he was supposed to and all the robber had to do was show the gun and there was no threat.

A Wii? Goddammit, he could've taken a PS3 or something, and he takes a Wii instead; that just hurts. That gun of his probably cost more than the Wii itself! (but then again...Florida)

He was shot for working for GameStop. We would all do it in that situation.

E_nchanted:

hazabaza1:
Oh, well. People get shot in shops all the time. Just because someone in a game store gets shot, I don't really think it's gaming news.

Though I do remember one funny time in England when I read about a store clerk who fought back, and hit the robber with his own crowbar.

seeing how we don't give 2 shits about what you think, well just read it anyway.
This guy didn't resist and thats why its interesting.

Wow, an unnecessarily hostile new person. Seems you're going to grow up into quite the troll if you keep this up.

It doesn't really make it interesting, it just means that the robber is a dick. Big whoop.

The_root_of_all_evil:

hazabaza1:
Oh, well. People get shot in shops all the time. Just because someone in a game store gets shot, I don't really think it's gaming news.

Though I do remember one funny time in England when I read about a store clerk who fought back, and hit the robber with his own crowbar.

Wasn't that Supervisor G. Freeman?

Maybe the future Freeman. Although Freeman doesn't exactly have a large stomach and manly beard. Or a badass scar on his face where the robber hit him first.

Isn't there a reason why GameStop is somewhat labeled as Pawnshops recently?

He stole a fucking Wii?Are you shitting me, for some people someone stealing their Wii would be a blessing

Marq:
He was shot for working for GameStop. We would all do it in that situation.

Why people have this unmitigated hate for Gamestop, I'll never know. I work there and I have yet to see an unethical business practice or mistreatment of customers.

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