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Police: Man spit on produce at Kingston Stop & Shop; shoppers tackled him

Confrontation at Kingston Stop & Shop

The Patriot Ledger reports shoppers at the Kingston Stop & Shop tackled a man this afternoon after he allegedly began spitting on produce. Police arrested him, the store informed him he was no longer welcome and, as you can see in the video, Marty the Robot whirled around and beeped uselessly, frustrated he could not continue his search for fallen lettuce leaves because of the confrontation.

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"Cleanup needed in the produce department... cleanup needed in the produce department... cleanup needed in the produce department."

So not really any different than any other day at S&S.

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Please help us. We are all starting to crack.

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yup. I really can't wait for it to get really bad...

I mean we have lines outside stores now, and while its orderly.. give it a week or two until folks's supplies start to run down and stock is still slow getting to the stores. There will be fist fights to get at stuff or people knockin someone over outside the store for some TP.

Think im crazy.. just wait for produce shortages. Much of the migrant workers are being denied entrance on the southern border. We're extremely lucky here in New England where most of our produce during the summer comes from local farms with backfill from national supplies, but still.

But come the fall.. its gonna be grim if this keeps up. I will turn into Ma Ingalls and take up canning and find a cool corner in my basement for a root cellah and slowly start to stock up on root veggies and gords.

Sounds weird.. but at this point, anything is possible.

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We have plenty of people to farm. This is alarmist bs

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Good plan but you’ve made no allowances for zombies. When the zombies arrive, you’ll need a better plan my friend.

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Marty's phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range was in the shop being repaired...

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ED-209 is replacing him.

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Great movie.
Still holds up.
The whole 80's vibe actually works now too.

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So jealous. I have always wanted to tackles someone at Stop and Shop, but I have never had the occasion to do so without repercussions.

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There was the potential for infection from the spitter and the other tacklers.

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They could have let the *ss go and hoped the police could find him. But by taking him down instantly for all to see, hopefully potential future *sses now know that *ssery will not be tolerated at all!

Kudos to the heroes!

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People are fed up and will defend the right to shop safely. He is lucky that they didn't put him in meat hooks and stick him in the freezer.

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not much different from the security guard being trampled on black friday; or, the kehd being shot on the ps3 launch.

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...a large quantity of food while potentially infecting shoppers, and you want to critique/be witty about the video's orientation?! FFS.

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if our current circumstance prevents us from being our normal snarky/enjoyable selves, then the spitter wins.

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nobody is "winning" ANYTHING these days, regardless of intent.

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I mean, even if he doesn't have COVID-19, sneezing and coughing directly on produce is disgusting and uncivilized, and the store is well within it's rights to ban him completely.

Also, even if the guy is perfectly healthy and not infected with anything, it would be still be disgusting if the store did NOT immediately destroy the affected produce and clean and sanitize the area. I'm glad they didn't wait to be told to do so by the board of health.

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What else could they do? I'll miss tomatoes.

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Stop & Shop should (or will) make him pay for the cost of all the produce he spat on. If he affected the entire produce section, he pays for it all. Thats a huge restitution bill.

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to "own the libtards".

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So you see someone who is, or thinks he is, infected with COVID, and you immediately make direct physical contact with the guy. Smart.

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