Friday, November 23, 2012

Weird Crime: When "extreme couponing" gets real



Germantown, Tennessee

On November 21 of 2012, Missy Monzo-Marte and her friend, Jennifer, hit up their local Dollar Tree for some pre-Thanksgiving savings. But this wasn't just any ordinary quest for items with a frugal intent; Missy and Jennifer are what multiple media outlets refer to as "extreme couponers."

In addition to belonging to the DeSoto County Coupon Club, Missy carries booklets full of store and manufacturer coupons whenever she goes shopping...which Dollar Tree proudly proclaims to honor on a sign outside their store.

Unfortunately, the store manager at this particular location, Shauna Shipman, was anything but accommodating. Not only was she rude, but she also refused to honor manufacturer coupons per her store's policy. Jennifer had already experienced a run in with Shipman last week, so this time she brought Missy along and recorded their encounter.

Once again, Shauna refused to honor the coupons...and this time told them to leave the store.


"...you think you can just come
in here and ask me to do my job?!"


But instead of simply filming a rude store manager refusing to do her job, Jennifer also captured Shauna opening up a full can of whoop ass on her friend, Misty.

Embedded below is a report about the incident from a local news station. In addition to showing the assault itself, it also really kicks up the hard hitting journalism by showing the station's on the scene reporter calling Dollar Tree and being sent to voice mail.


14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro


The attack left Missy with a busted lip and popped blood vessels in her eye.

It also left Shauna Shipman with a misdemeanor assault charge.



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