New York City business locks spam in plastic containers as crime rises

New York City business locks spam in plastic containers as crime rises

The double whammy of inflation and rising crime has led to at least one New York City store locking its spam inventory in a plastic bin.

Shoppers, store employees and social media users expressed their disbelief after spotting the $3.99 canned meat product out of reach under lock and key in a Duane Reade at the Port Authority’s bus depot in New York, the New York reported Post.

“I’ve never seen that before!” A cashier laughed as he removed the spam from its anti-theft plastic sleeve.

“Some of these things are pretty ridiculous,” said Jenny Kenny, a 43-year-old city visitor from Kentucky, who says she was aware of the city’s crime spike but still couldn’t believe there were “so many” items in it boxing

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Other shoppers wondered why Spam was locked in with $1.89 cans of Starkist Tuna while pricier products like $5.49 cans of Amy’s Soup were not.

“Caging spam is stupid – and kind of an insult to the customers who would buy it,” said 46-year-old buyer Dennis Snow.

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