PUNCHED ... KICKED ... THREATENED WITH DEATH
THIS ISN'T A BIKIES' BOOZE UP .. THIS IS YOUR LOCAL SOUTH AUSSIE SUPERMARKET
WHERE CUSTOMERS HURL ABUSE .. AND PHYSICALLY - EVEN SEXUALLY - ASSAULT STAFF
"They're soft targets and they're done by thugs and bullies and we shouldn't be putting up with it," said Dennis.
YET.. THIS KIND OF SUPERMARKET RAGE IS HAPPENING EVERY DAY .. ACCORDING TO JIM CORBETT WHO HEADS SECURITY FOR DRAKE FOODLAND
"Without doubt we've seen an increase. On a daily basis store staff in our stores are being abused by our customers," said Jim Corbett,
AND HERE'S THE PROOF .. IT'S ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA
JUST A FEW DAYS AGO .. ELIZABETH PARK STORE DETECTIVES EJECTED A WOULD-BE SHOPLIFTER
BUT WHAT THEY DIDN'T COUNT ON .. WAS THE MAN COMING BACK ... WITH ALL GUNS BLAZING
"The eyewitnesses have said that what he was saying was the he knew the store manager's car, that he was going to come back to the store and that he was going to kill him," said Jim Corbett.
INCREDIBLY THOUGH ... JIM SAYS THE POLICE WEREN'T INTERESTED IN FOLLOWING IT THROUGH .. EVEN WHEN OFFERED SECURITY VISION OF THE ATTACK. ..
FRUSTRATING AFFECTED STAFF .. AND INFURIATING FIVE DOUBLE A'S LEON BYNER
"For his safety he can't go back to that workplace anymore he's got to go somewhere else now I don't know how long that will be the case but 55 for some people that kind of trauma is very long lasting. Maximum effect on the victim, little effect on the perpetrator," said Leon Byner.
THANKFULLY .. AFTER REPEATED CALLS FROM FOODLAND SECURITY TO ELIZABETH CIB .. THE ALLEGED ASSAILANT WAS FINALLY ARRESTED .. ONLY TO BE RELEASED ON BAIL
"Just arresting these people and bailing them again allows them to come back a day or two later and it's groundhog day same old stuff," said Leon Byner.
AT ANOTHER FOODLAND .. ANOTHER STORM IS BREWING .. THIS TIME OVER A 10 CENT SHOPPING BAG
"The thug in question has decided he doesn't want to pay for a 10c bag and he's gonna cause problems .. he's just ripped it out of her hand," said Jim Corberr.
EVEN WHEN SURROUNDED BY STAFF AND SECURITY .. THE MAN IS NOT DETERRED .. AND LAUNCHES A VICIOUS WAVE OF ASSAULT ON THE DUTY MANAGER
"He engages with the duty manager, pushes him violently puts him in a headlock," said Jim Corbett.
NOT JUST ONCE .. BUT THREE TIMES
BUT UNLESS THUGS LIKE THESE ARE ARRESTED, CONVICTED AND JAILED .. THE HARD WORKING STAFF ARE VIRTUALLY POWERLESS TO PREVENT THEM FROM RETURNING ... AS THEY CAN ONLY BE BARRED FOR 24 HOURS UNDER THE CURRENT LAW
"You could be barred for a year from the Adl oval or from what used to be aami stadium even a venue, a licenced premise so why is a supermarket or other business for which people put their lives on the line to run subject to such nonsense," said Leon Byner.
"We can't be soft on these people we can't tolerate violence on our streets, in our supermarkets, wherever it may be anymore, the courts have to come down on these people and give them what they deserve," said Dennis Hood.
FAMILY FIRST MLC DENNIS HOOD SAYS THE 24 HOUR BAN POLICY IS A JOKE AND AN INSULT TO VICTIMS .. HE'S NOW CALLING FOR LONG OVERDUE LEGISLATIVE CHANGES TO STOP SERIAL OFFENDERS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
"In the case of violent behavior I can't see why it shouldn't be 30 days and in fact in the case of extremely violent behavior they should be barred for life as far as I'm concerned why should they ever be allowed to come back." said Dennis Hood.
IT COULDN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR THE TERRIFIED AND TERRORISED WORKERS AT FOODLAND
"We should be making a point of right we're going to fix this, we're going to start targeting this stuff and send a message you do this you won't get away with it simple," said Leon Byner.