Archive for October 12th, 2005

Don’t mess with the shopkeepers…

…’cause they’re armed.

At approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, two gunmen entered the front entrance of the market in the 600 block of University Avenue Southeast and held an employee, Shawn Phillips, at gunpoint, according to the Minneapolis Police Department report and business owner Abed Hassuneh.

They stole approximately $2,000 in cigarettes, $1,700 from the cash register and $4,700 from the office, Hassuneh said.

After viewing the events through his surveillance equipment in the upstairs apartment, Hassuneh said, he locked the front door of the business from the outside, trying to trap the thieves.

Hassuneh said he doesn’t own a gun, but was carrying a “small sword? during the incident, he said.

Hassuneh then called police, and a nearby officer arrived.

After finding an exit in the rear of the store, one man escaped after being chased by an officer, he said. Hassuneh held the back door closed until the officer returned. The other man broke open the rear door, knocked down the officer and escaped. Hassuneh said he was able to cut the running thief on his bicep with the sword.

Give props to the Ninja Shopkeeper, yo.

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Dumpster Diving…

Even when it doesn’t involve actual dumpsters, dumpster diving is a great way to spend an evening. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is especially true where old electronics equipment is involved. New-old panel meters, transformers, switches… maybe useless to the people who threw them away, but plenty useful to the typical engineering student or electrical hobbyist. 😀

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