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    Armed guard that looks like "SWAT" at Liljenquist Jewelers at Fair Oaks Mall

    Liljenquist & Beckstead Fine Jewelers has an armed security guard standing at the entrance the other night that I noticed when my wife and I were walking through the mall. This guy was in full military gear, completely black, looked like he was SWAT and watching the customers inside the store.

    I wanted to go inside and look at something, I laughed and kept walking. It really did look ridiculous and I would assume VERY intimating and over the top for customers. Has anyone else passed through the mall and noticed this?

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    I'd say I wish you'd taken pictures, but he'd probably have tackled you.
    Last edited by Riana; 12-22-2011 at 12:02 AM.

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    I work downstairs, but I go up there and look at watches sometimes. I may have to go check that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulX608 View Post
    I work downstairs, but I go up there and look at watches sometimes. I may have to go check that out!
    I double dog dare you, to....

    Fill a duffel bag with something heavy.

    Ask the Guard to hold it.

    Then, Run Like Hell.

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    I'm a loss prevention detective at a store in the mall. I just saw him last night as I was walking through the mall during my break.

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    I'm not sure why that surprises any of you. That's the new style among cops and wannabees.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...y-weapons.html
    A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G30Mike View Post
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    I like your style Mike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G30Mike View Post
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    Isn't that the original "We're from the Internet and we're here to save you" guy? Plus a few years and it looks a few less pounds too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter45 View Post
    I'm a loss prevention detective at a store in the mall. I just saw him last night as I was walking through the mall during my break.
    Didn't know we had another Fair Oaks worker here. If you ever get over near the LensCrafters, stop in and say "Hi!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I double dog dare you, to....

    Fill a duffel bag with something heavy.

    Ask the Guard to hold it.

    Then, Run Like Hell.
    That does sound funny, but it involves two things I'd rather not do.

    1)Carry something heavy halfway across the mall.

    2)Try to run in that place this time of year. Hard enough to get in and out to go to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulX608 View Post
    That does sound funny, but it involves two things I'd rather not do.

    1)Carry something heavy halfway across the mall.

    2)Try to run in that place this time of year. Hard enough to get in and out to go to work!
    Nothing like the militarization of the police forces, for your own good, to better protect and serve... oh wait stike the protect.... oh wait maybe it's for the good of the children...
    When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

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    Looks like unlawful paramilitary activity designed to foment terror, to me.
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    Seems you have found an example of the infamous Mall Ninja!

    The Mall Ninja is a fine example of exuhuberant preparedness that is ever waiting on the opportunity to use his latest "toy".

    He has read every self-defense manual, watched every teen-aged mutant ninja turtle episode, and purchased every item he could squeeze on to his fully loaded duty belt. Most do not carry a firearm as they say they do not feel the NEED to because they have a tazer, pepper spray, and, if it does require fighting, God Forbid, they have a slapjack and Mag Light.

    They are basically harmless, to criminals that is. But, if they are in pursuit of a perp, be prepared for massive pepper spray releases that gets everyone but the target.

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    Could it be........



    Gecko45?
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    He's wearing what his employer gave him to wear. Of course he may have chosen that job based on their uniform.

    Was the uniform marked in anyway? VA DCJS requires all SOs to wear a nametag and i think their agency patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulX608 View Post
    Didn't know we had another Fair Oaks worker here. If you ever get over near the LensCrafters, stop in and say "Hi!"
    I just started working there at the end of October. I'll stop by and say hi sometime soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProShooter View Post
    Could it be........



    Gecko45?
    I thought Gecko45 (the original mall ninja right?) was in Cali, maybe he transplanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I like your style Mike!
    Just waiting for the haters.... "mall ninja!"


    I saw in a video once about in CA I think it is, the strip malls they have guards like that in jewelry shops.


    P.S I like the outfit :P
    (ready for flamers) lol
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    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ocholsteroc View Post
    Just waiting for the haters.... "mall ninja!"


    I saw in a video once about in CA I think it is, the strip malls they have guards like that in jewelry shops.


    P.S I like the outfit :P
    (ready for flamers) lol
    There's a difference between ridicule and hate. He flat looks silly.

    BTW, I have that vest too. I used to wear it as a photo vest until another photog asked Grapeshot and I what milita we were in
    I wear it on the tractor when I want to scare the crows now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    There's a difference between ridicule and hate. He flat looks silly.

    BTW, I have that vest too. I used to wear it as a photo vest until another photog asked Grapeshot and I what milita we were in
    I wear it on the tractor when I want to scare the crows now.
    You could make some funny masks/faces and put velcro on it and place it on the vest.




    lol
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    How come a DUI you can get your driver licence back, which it is a privilege. But if commiting a felon, even something non violent like stealing, you are denied your constitutional rights for the rest of your life?
    If you don't support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, what other parts of the Constitution do you reject?
    More restrictions on guns? how about restrictions on chainsaws and knives?

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    No one hates the "Mall Ninja"!

    It is just fun to look at all the items some of them carry. If I had that much stuff on my alice gear, I would want the suspenders because it must be heavy.

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    Wonder what he'd do if he saw an OC'er
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    Power Rangers?

    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Looks like unlawful paramilitary activity designed to foment terror, to me.
    Well, I wouldn't mind if it were Amy standing guard:


    Jules Callaghan


    Standing Guard

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    You guys are brutal. The poor guy is just doing his job. If they pay him to wear all that garb, then why not? He's probably just happy to have a job this time of year.
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