Comments for: Woman reports handing cash to men with gun in car at Maine Mall

Posted Nov. 05, 2012, at 8:30 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 06, 2012, at 8:39 a.m.

SOUTH PORTLAND | A woman handed over five dollars to a group of young men who reportedly had a gun in their vehicle in a Maine Mall parking lot Sunday, and police are investigating the incident. South Portland police Sgt. Adam Howard said the woman, a mall employee, was …

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  • toll booths have cameras too, right?
     

  • The Loch Ness Monster only needed 3 fiddy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cn7xfBpZ3M

  • Sounds like BS.

  • PabMainer

    The woman saw “one of the men handling what appeared to be a handgun”…..really, it was either a gun or it was, well if not then who knows?? My wife saw a “moose” the other day while I was driving and after I turned around and went back we both watched her moose…..a stump off the side of the road….

    • Anonymous

      usually handguns are black, and the politically correct media clearly can’t say that word
      so it may have been a “…” handgun, and they may have been in their early 20’s.

  • Anonymous

    If they can afford a red Mustang they can probably afford to pay their own tolls.

    • Anonymous

      gangsters can afford high priced cars, but still need to steal money to keep their lifestyles going.

    • Anonymous

      Who said it was theirs to begin with?

  • Anonymous

    “The men are described as being in their late teens to early 20s”
    I’m guessing the politically correct bdn is at it again with their selective shenanigans when it comes to reporting crime.

  • Melting Granite

    They can tell us the color and make of the car, but…. ——–

    Luckily there is no NAARM to complain about profiling (National Association for the Advancement of Red Mustangs).

  • Anonymous

    well that is stupid. you can avoid the toll at that very exit. 

  • Anonymous

    it was probably someone she knew anyway. people are so dramatic.  if someone were going to rob someone at gunpoint they are not going to ask for 75 cents for crying out loud. this is the most ridiculous story i have read. today anyway. 

    • Anonymous

       Obviously, you have never heard of Bernie Goetz and what it really means when one gets ask for a small amount of money. 

      • Anonymous

        Bernie Rocks

  • Anonymous

    Does this whole thing even make sense?

  • Anonymous

    Good God!  Why would this woman believe she was being threatened?  No one’s ever asked her for money before?  Believe it or not a similar thing happened with my son a few years back.  He pulled into a Cumberland Farms for a soda.  One of his friends sitting in the car had one of those BB guns that look like a pistol.  An older couple saw it lying on the sat of the car as they got into their car and called the police.  Before my son knew it he and his friend were on the ground face first with his hands behind his head.  After some tense, humiliating moments the police figured it out and let him go.  Now, I agree better safe then sorry but I also would like to point out that not every teenage kid who wears his cap backwards and his pants around his butt is a criminal.  They could be honor students trying to fit in. 

  • Bill Cat

    This article is pretty vague.  Seems more like the woman imagined some kind of threat and forked over five bucks, and then got all in a frenzy about it and called the cops afterward.  According to the article nobody pointed a weapon at her, mentioned having one or threatened her.  Strange.

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