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County employee’s car vandalized at mall

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A car belonging to an employee of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was scratched with a sharp object Monday and the word "pig" inscribed on the hood, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report shows.

The 1987 Buick Regal was scratched along the hood, fenders, top, trunk and sides.

The damage, estimated at more than $500, was discovered by the car's owner about 1:30 p.m. at Augusta Mall.

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broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 07/05/11 - 07:10 am
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how much is an 87 buick regal
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how much is an 87 buick regal worth? are they estimating a paint job because i think you can do better than $500 in augusta.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 07/05/11 - 07:59 am
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If the word "pig" was

If the word "pig" was scratched on the car it sounds like an inside job, otherwise how would anyone know a car at the Augusta Mall belonged to an employee of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office?

GaStang22
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GaStang22 07/05/11 - 10:10 am
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Shoveling in a pigsty for a
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Shoveling in a pigsty for a couple weeks sounds good for a little punishment to the vandal, after they pay for the damage of course. lol

urright
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urright 07/05/11 - 10:29 am
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Amazed--do you think maybe

Amazed--do you think maybe someone saw the employee get out of the car and recognized him/her? Maybe they have one of those thin blue line stickers on their car or an ID hanging on the rearview morror. I've seen all of those things that would tip me off to them being with the SO.

urright
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urright 07/05/11 - 10:30 am
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Or maybe they smelled bacon

Or maybe they smelled bacon when they walked by the car...

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corgimom 07/05/11 - 10:54 am
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Just another fine, upstanding

Just another fine, upstanding citizen that shops at Augusta Mall.

A few days ago, Countyman wrote that the stores at Augusta Mall- like Apple, Sephora, etc. wouldn't locate there if it weren't safe. (While he likes to believe those stores are "upscale", they aren't; those stores are targeted to low to middle class incomes.)

That is catagorically untrue, that they wouldn't locate there unless it a safe place.

All those companies care about is meeting sales goals and profits. They wouldn't care if people were gunned down in the parking lot every hour on the hour, as long as they were hitting their profit projections. The only time they care is when business starts falling off.

Those same stores and restaurants that he is so thrilled about are the same ones that are located in Northlake Mall in Charlotte. Northlake Mall is KNOWN, and very well-known, as a high-crime area. The newspaper here prints the arrests that occur each week, and there are always a lot of arrests there; in Charlotte, where there isn't a bunch of PR spin, the police openly say to be very careful when shopping at malls.

One of the major reasons why no one builds malls anymore is that they are a crime problem. Their very design- central enclosed stores surrounded by huge parking lots that encircle the stores- guarantees that they will become magnets for crime. The little security patrols don't help much; the criminals just wait until they drive by and then do their crimes. The stores are so big, and the parking lots are so sprawling, and the cars are so concentrated, that a patrol can only see small amounts of cars at a time. Visibility is very poor in a mall parking lot, and the criminals use that to their advantage.

Malls are rapidly becoming extinct. If malls were so great, they'd still be building them. They have lots of problems and drawbacks, and crime is just one of them.

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fred1 07/06/11 - 04:09 am
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Apple stores are fought for

Apple stores are fought for by cities around the country. Augusta was the first small market city to have one and should be proud of that fact. In Chicago Apple rebuilt the subway train stop nearest their store to improve security and the look of the stop using their own 4 million dollars. Their ads are in it and they will likely pay to have the stop named the Apple Red Line stop. If the bus stopped in front of the Apple store maybe they would pay to make sure the Mall had a nice bus stop. This is not the behavior of a "middle class" company and middle class people are not the Apple target market.

mtxbass1
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mtxbass1 07/06/11 - 06:49 am
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Corgi nailed it. It doesn't

Corgi nailed it. It doesn't matter if the mall has a 100% occupancy rate. If people don't feel safe there, they won't shop there.

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Riverman1 07/06/11 - 07:21 am
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Fred, huh? You think the

Fred, huh? You think the Augusta Mall Apple store is going to pay for some kind of "nice bus stop." Besides wondering what a nice bus stop is, I don't think the owner of a franchise store at Augusta Mall is paying for anything except the mega security force they all have to chip in for.

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AutumnLeaves 07/06/11 - 12:10 pm
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Looks like the shoe is on the

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot this time. Was he able to make a police report about it?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 07/06/11 - 12:50 pm
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If we don't stop crime, crime

If we don't stop crime, crime WILL stop U.S.

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