Here’s a story that is guaranteed to get you all sorts of ticked off. Apparently during an attempted robbery of the Mr. Aquarium fish store in Lubbock, Texas, the perpetrator(s) decided that the cash in the register wasn’t enough. Instead, they decided to wreck shop on a bunch of the aquariums. According to the news story posted on KCBD 11 News, the vandals broke into the store through a sheetrock wall, trashed the register, and shot through ten of the aquariums.
The store’s alarm went off at some point, but due to a string of false alarms and the fact that Mr. Aquarium’s president was out of town, the response was relaxed. The store manager did respond to the alarm, alongside law enforcement officials, with the destruction obviously being discovered upon their arrival. When the manager arrived, she first noticed the “discombobulated” cash register, but quickly took notice of the thousand or so gallons of water rushing out of the broken aquariums. A second store manager was called, and the two of them were able to save all of the livestock.
The bullet holes were patched, new aquariums were plumbed into place, the store was eventually able to open up to the public as usual.