There was this skit on a kids show from a few years back where the teacher, Mr. Gullible, would simply believe and do whatever the students said, no matter out outrageous it was. It seems like these workers could really use some critical thinking skills. Even a little would have prevented them from doing some serious damage.
Windows broken, merchandise destroyed; a Circle K store was left so damaged it was forced to close.
It wasn’t the work of vandals; it was done by store employees.
Police say the employees thought they were following instructions from a security company, but it was a prank call.
The employees were told that there was a silent fire alarm going off in the store and they did as they were told, discharging fire extinguishers, throwing them through windows and then nearly destroying the computers. As the police spokesman said, this was finally when the light bulb went on that they were being taken for ride. The news reporter notes that this prank is NOT new but, obviously, most people don’t fall for it. No word on if the employees kept their jobs. There is NO ONE who is without the need to apply some everyday practical skepticism.