The plague of inflation and criminal activity in New York caused a store to lock down its spam.
Inside the Duane Reade Pharmacy at the Port Authority Bus Depot, the $3.99 cans were spotted in burglar-proof boxes, the New York Post reported Saturday.
A photo show a secure spam box inside a plastic anti-theft box, and social media users had a lot to say about the image:
SPAM is locked due to inflation https://t.co/mzsH4Kv2Tr pic.twitter.com/cTjFtzD4ep
— New York Post (@nypost) July 30, 2022
“This country is getting so sad, we need better leadership, enough is enough!” someone else wrote.
City stores have locked up items such as toothpaste and soap to prevent them from being stolen and then sold on the streets or online, the Job says the report.
A buyer speculated that the spam was not stolen to be sold later for drugs, but because homeless people wanted a quick bite.
Employees said thefts from the store had increased over the past two years, and it was estimated that around four incidents of shoplifting occurred each evening.
“I don’t think they’re stopping anything,” one store clerk noted of the anti-theft boxes. “It’s security theatre. If you really needed it, you would stomp on it.
Also inside the store was a $3.49 box of Celebrity Ham that was similarly protected, according to the Daily mail. The outlet said it was not a citywide policy or implemented by all Duane Reade stores in the area.
Additionally, more than four in ten Americans had to reduce many things, including the amount of groceries they buy, thanks to bidenflation, according to a recent University of Suffolk/USA today investigation.
Breitbart News reported:
They asked respondents about the habits they had to change due to the reality of rising prices in President Biden’s America. Bidenflation was much worse than experts expected for June, hitting an annual rate of 9.1%, according to the Labor Ministry.
What’s more, the cost of basic items, such as food, increased by more than 9.1%. Food, for example, increased by 10.4% last year and food at home increased by 12.2%.
Meanwhile, crime in New York City has increased 31% since June 2021, Fox News reported July 7.
The outlet also said: “All arrests are up 26% from last year – a 21-year high for all seven major crime categories – but the incarceration retention rate has fallen. “