Someone who claims to have sustained a bleeding finger from an anti-theft device on a pair of pants has filed a “Ripoff Report” against the Bloomindale's at Fashion Island in Newport Beach that indicates legal representation is being sought.
But online commenters say they want to stick it to the complaining party, not Bloomie's.
Here is the Ripoff Report posted last month:
I WAS STABBED BY A DIRTY NEEDLE
from the anti-theft device on a pair of pants in the dressing room
The DIRTY NEEDLE was exposed and was missing the protective cover that normally covers the sharp needle portion.
JUST AS I FEARED ::: After my bleeding finger was cleaned with an antibacterial wipe the store provided, I proceeded to discuss the incident with several Bloomingdale's employees. The man I first spoke to PLACED THE BLOODY NEEDLE BACK WITH ALL THE OTHER CENSORS!
Bloomies Employee OMAR SALTO proceeded to agree this incident occurs on a weekly basis at that particular location in Newport Beach. He stated that the week prior a girl working at that Bloomingdale's store was STABBED BY A DIRTY NEEDLE in the same fashion.
Luckily, I have several attorneys already on retainer who are each instructing me to record all psychiatric disturbances and expenses I am presently incurring.
My finger HAS BEEN BURNING INTENSELY ever since this needle contaminated my blood! I now will be seeking emergency medical services to help prevent AIDS/ HIV / Etc….
Who the h**l wants to be stuck with a D I R T Y & B L O O D Y needle???
1) There is eyewitnesses testimony & Video footage of the incident as it occurred
2) I am now undergoing weekly psychiatric sessions for counseling @ $375/day, as I have had a Phobia of Needles since I was a child, and this incident presents major risks to my physical and emotional stability
3) Employees & Patrons SHOULD NOT EVER be exposed to a dangerous device which can instantly and easily contaminate the bloodstream, by accident or by negligence.
ANY EMPLOYEES OF BLOOMINGDALES / MACY's WHO HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THESE DANGEROUS CLOTHING SENSORS SHOULD CONTACT OUR CLASS ACTION PARTY IMMEDIATELY BY EMAILING US YOUR INCIDENT INFORMATION AND CLAIMS TO DAMAGES TO : BloomingdalesClassAction@gmail.com
What if it was your CHILD?
Comments that complaint generated on the Ripoff Report site ranged from “What a load of crap” to “[Y]ou are the scammer. This wasn't a hypo needle, which would make your case understandable. This was a small tack AT BEST. Boo hoo you pricked your finger. Get over it.”
One critic titled his/her all-caps response “GET A JOB.”
“Your complaint is beyond absurd. You just so happen to have attorneys on speed dial, hey?
“Get a job, you will never get rich off of phony lawsuits. Anyone can see through your scams.”
What do you all think?
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.