Apple Retail Store employee rescues woman from alleged kidnapper

“It must have been quite a surreal scene,” Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET.

“A woman in Louisville, Ky., claims that last Saturday she arranged a date with a man, who arrived at her door and pointed a gun at her leg,” Matyszczyk reports. “He then allegedly forced her to drive around to several stores, in order to buy cell phones in her own name, with her own money.”

Matyszczyk reports, “Somehow — it’s unclear how — her puported kidnapper, named as Victor A. Sarver Jr., 32, was sufficiently negligent to allow the unnamed woman the chance to beg an Apple Store employee for help. The staffer called store security, who then contacted the police. The woman was rescued from her ordeal, and Sarver was arrested.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Meanwhile, across the hall: Microsoft Retail Store employee remains asleep in back room atop boxes of unused concert tickets.

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  1. To MDNs comment about the Microsoft stores… I had never seen a MS store before until this weekend in NJ at the Freehold Mall. I was looking for the apple store and passed the Microsoft store – it was huge and had 5 people in it. The sales help were not young, tech-savvy, people…they were old and overweight (I can say that because I’m gray, not overweight though) – they looked like car salesmen who had blue T-shirts thrown on them before they were thrown out into the store. I went down the hall to the apple store and it was half the size and crammed to the gills with people and everyone walking out had something in their hands. Hope MS enjoys closing all these stores down someday.

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