Shooting at Arlington Apple store

Witnesses heard shots fired in the back room of an Apple store in Arlington, Va., at about 10 a.m. this morning. One person was shot, and the shooter escaped on foot, and was reported to be wearing a fake beard. The extent of the victim’s injuries are unclear. [Fox]

Cult of Mac Updates: “Police have confirmed that a 26-year-old, female Apple employee was shot in the upper body and injured at the Apple Store Clarendon in Arlington, Virginia, during a “violent armed robbery.”

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10 Responses to Shooting at Arlington Apple store

  1. strider_mt2k says:

    It was bound to happen sooner or later.
    Smug bastards.

    (Look, if YOU get to crassly use it for it’s Apple connection, then so do I.) :p

  2. playghost says:

    it’s funny…….lol

  3. therevengor says:

    Actually, it was a fake soul patch.

    (hope they’re ok…)

  4. Anonymous says:

    It wasn’t a robbery. It was her ex!

    (90% of the time)

  5. iamanumlaut says:

    And a black turtleneck, although the robber should have used GDGT first.

  6. jayboo says:

    It’s actually a really tough neighborhood……. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQnKo

  7. Dan S says:

    Wow. I used to work there. Not something you would expect to happen in that neighborhood. Hope she’s OK…

  8. Ambiguity says:

    It’s funny (well, not really): I used to live near that neighborhood 15 or 20 years ago, back when it was all small ethnic stores, restaurants, and little shops that had been around for ever… before all the high-rises were built. Back then, of course, there were no “violent armed robberies.” Sure, there was crime, but it was of a different character.

    “Gentrify” a neighborhood, kick out all people who have lived there, make it homogeneous and without face, anonymize it and make it interchangeable with any other nameless, faceless place, and you get homogeneous, faceless crime,

    Apple products are a perfect metaphor. Real individually replaced with branding, where people “express themselves” by buying mass-produced toys which are just like 100,000,000 other people’s toys…

  9. Ryan says:

    @#4: You obviously haven’t heard Arlington: The Rap.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQnKo

    Clarendon’s brown flip-flop CENTRAL.

  10. laura lemley says:

    Poor crowd control considering the perp was on the run…nearby Whole Foods was buzzing with people. A helicopter overhead was searching for the shooter. How did he know the store would have a back door bell? Hopefully the injured woman will make a full recovery.

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