It is with a curious mixture of pride and sarcasm that we report to you that our ancestral home — Allentown, PA — has just earned the dubious distinction of being the latest holiday shopping shoot-em-up story in the wake of Omaha. Admittedly, this is nothing to brag about but as This Is Your Mall On Guns stories go, it sure beat this and is WAY better than this. Likewise, we must give props to our old alma mater — the Allentown Morning Call — for being on top of shit and nailing this on all fronts:
Over at the South Mall, Patty Dudley of Macungie said she was returning an item at Stein Mart when employees herded her and other customers to the back of the store. They told her something had happened outside and customers could not leave.
“I was just making a return and then I was hiding under a clothing rack,” she said. MORE