AT&T employee injured after being shot by a disgruntled customer

AT&T employee injured after being shot by a disgruntled customer
Retail store employees naturally get their fair share of dissatisfied customers that can yell, fuss, and even curse to show their displeasure over policies or other things regarding their cell phone. When something is used to attempt to hurt or place the store employees in serious jeopardy, the appropriate authorities are usually called in – which would some times result in some customers being banned from setting foot at the location ever again. Unfortunately that didn't stop one angry customer at an AT&T store in New York where he shot and injured a store employee. Apparently that same unhappy customer was at the location previously brandishing the same gun used in the shooting today. The employee was rushed off to a hospital where he was undergoing surgery for his wounds. On the other hand, the shooter was gunned down and pronounced dead after an off-duty police officer who happened to witness the event shot him – which obviously prevented additional people from getting hurt. It's definitely scary when something serious like this can happen while on the job – so it makes you wonder how effective these bans really are.

source: WKTV via Gizmodo

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30 Comments

1. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

W.T.F. Glad to here that the employee is ok.

2. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

He got what he deserved IMO... Sadly tho no matter what rules and regs u put on people, you can't stop this kind of madness without metal detectors and frisks. But even then, they can still do what they came to do...

3. mdw92581

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

wasnt suposed to be a reply

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I hope you are referring to the gunman and not the employee... But yeah, jackasses that think they are big by threatening a cell phone company employee are the garbage that deserve death, I am glad someone was able to give it to him. Best regards to all retail store employees that have to deal with this bullsh!t from useless, waste-of-space human beings.

5. iDroidx650

Posts: 83; Member since: May 26, 2010

HOLY CRAP!!! and I wanted to work at a At&t store! I'm glad the employee is okay.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

All because of a luxury item that we call....a cell phone...

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think he was mad because his gun license was taken away. and then he got banned from the store. i am a local. i didn't know anyone in my area had at&t.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

people are f'n nuts especially at the cell phone shop

11. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

People are crazy at banks, especially after overdraft fees

17. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

+1 for that lol

20. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I can understand some situations, just had one where retailer double charged a purchase, bank tried to withdraw a bill payment twice, charged me 2 overdraft fees, only wanted to give 1 back, had to threaten to leave before they took care of the other one, sad.

25. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Yeah that's nice but I bet you didn't pull out a pistol on him. There is no situation where that would be the answer.

8. jewelk0221

Posts: 1; Member since: May 27, 2010

This happened 10 minutes from me. I heard the sirens. The employees were very lucky. He had a note in his pocket that said he was going to kill 6 employees of the store. Thank goodness the police officer was there.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I wonder if it was his iPhones 30% drop rate that drove him to the edge.

13. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

your a fag to joke about something like this. I'm sorry, I forgot that 30% of your brain doesn't work

16. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Time and place, Dude... Neither are right for that comment... Sadly, after reading the headline, I expected to see a bunch of comments like yours.

10. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

People are such idiots. You think yelling at some person behind a counter at an AT&T store is going to change the way Ralph De La Shithead runs things? Get real. Don't like AT&T? Go somewhere else. I'm sure Sprint would love to have you.

12. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

He got what he deserves!!!

14. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

thats why you work at tmobile....those customers cant afford guns

15. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

I think you were referring to Ghetro PCS... I was in a Radio Shack and the employee asked the lady in front of me what kind of cell service she had in an effort to "sell her up" and that was her reply. He immediately stopped trying to "sell her up". I thought it was hilarious.

19. elpuser

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 26, 2009

I don't get how a CELL PHONE COMPANY can be "ghetto" becuz it sells in urban areas, grow up narrow minded fools.

26. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

By the looks of it you don't get a lot of things. People get service from places like MetroPCS because they are 3rd rate companies and needy. It's the Farmer Jack of cell phone carriers.

27. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

... Hence why they call it "GhetroPCS".

28. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

@Wnnafight - I'm a Tmo employee in Sac (moved here from LA) and I learned of "Ghetro" from my customers. Thought it was hilarious. Never heard it being called that till I moved up here.

29. cuddybonz

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

Welcome to NorCal we been callin it Getro for years!

18. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

"what do you mean i have to pay in cash?" BANG!!BANG!!BANG!!

23. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

No, you can't buy an iPad with cash! (I know, wrong store.)

21. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I LIVE HERE! they closed a major road. It was backed up, i was stuck in the traffic. http://www.uticaod.com/news/x693157888/2-reportedly-shot-at-AT-T-building-on-Commercial-Drive

24. schemesbbc

Posts: 5; Member since: May 12, 2010

i heard when they found the killers dead body.. he had crack sprinkled on him.

30. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I feel bad for the kid, but AT&T has sh*tty customer service and they treat their subscribers terribly, so it was only a matter of time. Dude that had the gun took it to the next level, though.

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