USA Today – Memphis, Tenn. – Authorities say a pizza delivery driver who was concerned about a regular customer may have saved the elderly woman’s life. Domino’s delivery driver Susan Guy told WMC-TV that Jean Wilson has ordered pizza every day for the past three years. On Monday, Guy said her boss told her Wilson hadn’t called in three days. Guy insisted on going to check on the woman. When no one came to the door, Guy asked a neighbor whether he’d seen Wilson and then called police. Police broke the door down and found Wilson on the floor. She’d fallen Saturday and couldn’t get to a phone to call for help. Investigators said it’s possible her pizza-heavy diet may have saved her life. Late Monday evening, Wilson was listed in non-critical condition at a hospital.
Good thing this lady lived in Memphis. Southern hospitality saves lives people. Only there will you see a pizza delivery woman so concerned they haven’t seen a customer, they go all Magnum P.I. on the case. If a pizza place in Boston doesn’t get their repeat customer 3 days in a row, they send out someone to bomb every mailbox in the entire neighborhood with menus. They’re not hunting down leads and calling the cops like Susan Guy. If I had a delivery woman that cared that much about my well being I’d make sure to order from her everyday for 3 years too. Hell, I’ve ordered from the same three delivery spots for like the past 10 years and I don’t even like them.
Orlando Sentinel - The story never changes: older Hispanic victims duped by Spanish-speaking con artists with multi-million-dollar Lotto tickets. The latest chapter opened and closed Thursday in Kissimmee. Total cost: $14,500. The 64-year-old victim emptied her savings accounts at Wachovia Bank and the Bank of Americas after a young woman claimed she was an illegal alien unable to cash a winning Lotto ticket. Arrests rarely happen, because the scam artists rarely strike in view of security cameras or go with the victims inside banks where they might be filmed, police say. In recent years, victims across greater Orlando include numerous retirees, at least one minister as well as an Ocoee man who lost $20,000. Many do not report the thefts out of embarrassment and fear their adult children will think they are senile, according to several police agencies. After driving the woman to both of her banks, the scammers stopped outside Sedano’s supermarket on South John Young Parkway to let her cash the ticket. By the time, she discovered it was worthless the scammers holding her $14,500 as collateral were gone, the police report states.
Okay, I’m going to try my hardest to not go off on someone that could be this dumb. I’m just reminding myself that this was someone’s grandmother that just lost her life savings. But God damnit it isn’t easy. How? Have you ever heard the saying “too good to be true?” If someone is telling you that you could be $985,500 richer off of a $14,500 investment, then you wouldn’t question it? Illegal immigrant that can’t claim the prize? You think that would stop them from figuring out how to make more than the chump change you’re offering them? And of course this shit goes unreported sometimes, and it’s exactly why they stated in the article. If your 64-year-old mother called you and explained how she lost her life savings like this, you would file for power of attorney and put her in a home faster than you can say “mega millions.”