Video: Customer posts a note to QuikTrip burned by looters

FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Looters hit a QuikTrip store on West Florissant. The store received extensive damage. It was spray painted with graffiti and set on fire while employees were inside.

A customer posted this sign on the QuickTrip. The sign reads, “Corporate neighbor, I am sorry this act of robbery and violence has happened. Please return soon. I stop in 2-3 times per week. A 15yr customer of QT”

Related: QuikTrip sprayed with graffiti, set on fire during overnight looting near Ferguson

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69 comments

  • morrow

    The people that were arrested should be made an example of and do a lot of time, but they will only get a court date that they will not keep and then there will be warrants issued for their arrest. America’s has got to downgrade the prison system to where people will not want to ever go, but the way it is now they don’t care.

  • John

    She seems to be a very fine person who has the right idea. I’m sorry for the loss of life and prayers to the family. Destruction and mayhem is not the answer, it never is.

  • sophisticate

    I’m tired of hearing this. Of course everyone wants to pull the race card, then burn down their own town and STEAL? Then they go home, get on the internet, and blow a bunch of smoke without knowing where the tobacco came from. Pathetic. The guy was a 5 time felon. Not a poor innocent man. And it’s sad that this happened. But you’re not provoking justice by trashing your own community. You’re making yourself look stupid. Did everyone already forget about the LA Riots, or was this a halfassed attempt of a copycat?

  • sophisticate

    Am I saying he deserved to die? ABSOLUTELY NOT. But have a little class. You feel that your people are being oppressed and treated unfairly? Acting like a bunch of monkeys will get you the opposite effect than what you’re looking for.

  • mo-b

    I’be been following this news story from the beginning! Big surprised… Not. St. Louis is one of the most racists city in the Union. I know was born and raise there but will not go back to live there ever. Just read some of the comments from the white readers. Would much prefer to live in the south. At least down south you know what your dealing with but St. Louis they will smile in your face all the while they are twisting the knife a little deeper… Smdh.

  • ag

    If y’all wanna wait on investigation stop assuming this man fought the police..there’s no evidence proving that

      • White Horse Martyr

        Ferguson police apparently don’t have dash cams. (Not directly @ you), but people really should wait for the results of the FBI investigation before jumping to conclusions. People are saying Mike Brown was a felon, but there are many Mike Browns on case.net. 5 time felons generally don’t graduate high school on time. So facts before rumors. This whole situation, rumors and looting, is getting way out of hand..

  • ale

    That Quik Trip was way too small, always over crowded and dumpy looking. IF they rebuild, i hope it’s a larger Quik Trip with more gas pumps. I never stopped there because you’d have to wait 15 minutes to get a gas pump. It’s like the people park their vehicles and just disappear. It wasn’t worth the stop anymore. The place was turning into a dump.

  • mert1212

    Enough is Enough. Bring in the military. Anyone involved in these hateful behaviors coming out of Ferguson right should be saddened by this disgusting display. You are not doing any justice for that poor child be ashamed of yourselves. God will punish all those who are wicked.

  • Frankie

    So until the facts are all sorted out and we actually KNOW what happened when Michael Brown was shot… Why doesn’t everyone just stop looting and burning innocent stores that have nothing to do with it. Like seriously I just saw a tweet that St. Claire Square was being protested tomorrow. Why? Because you feel like getting free stuff now? Is this what it’s about now? You’ve forgotten what this all started with. Where are you going to go when you run out of TP? Not SAMs Club, There’s no QT. Idiots are lucky they didn’t blow themselves up when they lit the gas station on fire.

  • Bo Leisenring

    apparently from the ignorant comments being left…only us racist “white folk” are supposed to wait for the facts about the kid killed while struggling with the cop…but the looters didn’t seem to wait for any facts. i hope all the businesses pack up and leave that cesspool, regardless off the owner’s race…those parasites don’t deserve anything other than the old school looting law penalty…and people call the preppers crazy, turn the lights off for two days in that town and see what happens.

  • zaqueem

    You know it always seems to be racist when a white dude dust somebody, but us black people aren’t the racist ones…..right if a black dude would’ve done shot that dude there wouldn’t be anything going on but a court case…..I’m ashamed to be black 90% of the time I’m watching the news…..not ashamed of my heritage but ashamed of the bull that my race is pulling ignorance comes from uneducated people who think living hood gang bangin what bein a brotha is about……until everyone thinks on the same field nothing will change. What these people doin ain’t surviving it’s straight up terrorism end of conversation!

  • John smith

    Everyone is acting that apartment complex has all good people in it. And thats hysterical. The problem with young black men today is they all wanna be gangstas. And that complex has a quite a few of them in there. Here is my problem something happens to black man the neighborhood gets burned. You dont see other races destroying their neighborhoods. People actually think businesses are going to re open. That wont happen cause the way people acted they will never trust the community ever again. All this looting did was over shadow that a young man was killed. People in the complex have video of the events but wont share them with authorities and my question is why. Is it the truth will come out and it will show something different then what the community said happened. And unfortunately with the way those people destroyed business and shot at the police i can see why they have a shoot first ask questions later mentality. Im sorry it is sad a you g man lost his life but when your in a bad situation you have choice me or him. And maybe this officer chose wrong. But to sit here and say the kid did nothing is a joke. All the witnesses seen the shots that killed him not the events prior. His friend admitted there was a struggle between the officer and mike. So now what do these people have to say. His friend is lying like the cops. The people that are good in that neighborhood are now tarnished because of the the actions of degenerate low life uneducated trash and wanna be hustlers. I am hurt by what has transpired in st louis. And it is a shame that the country now sees everyone in st louis as a scum. Thank to you degenerate pieces of s**t for ruining st louis’s image even more.

  • Steve Quinn

    Those loons and criminals who are looting are not representative of the good people who reside in Ferguson. Heck, probably half those thieves probably come from other areas and are just showing up for the “free stuff” they can get from looting.

  • Good STL County resident

    My heart goes out to the GOOD, upstanding residents of Ferguson, Jennings, and Dellwood. I’m sorry that you have to suffer bcz of the ignorant ppl/neighbors that surround you AND the low lives that came from other cities and St. Louis city to use a peaceful vigil to honor Michael Brown for their criminal intent and destruction of your area where you reside, raise your children, and patronage those businesses that were destroyed and may not rebuild bcz of this and/or other unaffected businesses that may now move out of your cities. This is such a sad tragedy that was senseless and NOT a good example of St. Louis as a whole, but sadly now will remain in the hearts and minds of our nation. If only all of us good, respectful, upstanding citizens of St. Louis County could gather as neighbors to “protest” this violence and evil, but WE have jobs, children to raise properly, and wholesome lives to live and focus on!! God Bless you and your families.

  • Jer

    Let’s all stop for a sec lets look at both cases brown and the guy from New Jersey chokehold . Hopefully all the slow ppl are still following me . If the ppl from down south got the FBI to stay in and took the case over and the NJ case lol I really haven’t heard much about the case after the last week our so and i didn’t hear of the FBI pick up the case from NJ
    And for the stores I don’t think browns mother owns the footlocker or the gas station or the lil mall and a job at 7.50 hour wat type of life is it to look help and the only just just turned there back on you and sad when your last hope is government

  • Beatrice B

    No we haven’t! But that’s not the case. This was an innocent child that lives in a area where there are plenty of racist cops. This guy was a good kid that wasn’t causing any problems. Not like there was a situation the the police was tending to.

  • Jeremy Barnard

    Innocent? Look his name up on case net. I think its five felonies since he was 18 alone since his juvenile record would be sealed on there. Ps.. he died at 18 how innocent is that? Sounds like a hardened criminal. I would have shot him too out of fear for my life. The only way race played a card was the violent mobs and reaction from the African American community. And yes white kids are shot unarmed often.. its just not newsworthy because they were white. So get over yourself and over your racist rant.. you sir/madam pretty well symbolize the main problem.

  • Nick Frederiksen

    No one that I am aware of knows what happened for sure other than the surviving young black man and the police officer. The surviving young black man is not likely to be objective about what happened but if it happened the way he said it did the cop is a murderer and an idiot. There will not be any evidence of a bullet in the car, the only one with gun powder residue should be the cop if it happened like the survivor said, at leas according to most peoples understanding of gun powder residue evidence The cop is an idiot if he makes up a story that about being pushed into the car and a shot having been fired in the car. What radio transmission did he make during or after the shooting. What would his motive be for shooting this unarmed young black man in broad daylight for no reason other than the man not following his direction to get off of the street and onto the sidewalk. If the survivor is the one who pushed the cop back in the car and struggled with him then he has even more reason to lie. If the story he told is true then this officer is mentally ill and criminally insane. Let us at least see what the preliminary investigation shows. He does not sound good that he was shot several times when he was not in the car. The officers statement is of paramount importance, you can make things up but it seems very difficult for him to make up this story and then deal with the evidence. The families of Michael Brown and the family of the officer need support and prayers, no one wants this kind of burden in life. One simple question, why did the two young men just not walk on the sidewalk. No one should have been arrested for not obeying this request and certainly no one should have been shot, but why not just comply?

  • Tina

    You say “innocent” and “no reason” but you don’t know that. If I had a gun and someone was fighting me for it I would shoot too.

  • Don

    Totally agree. Im white but I still feel the pain of another innocent child lost. I say my prayers for the child. God be with his family.

  • wildbill6996

    Could you be reading a little too much into comments. If the young man killed by the police had been WHITE, do you think whites would be burning down and looting their local communities only shopping outlets ?? Was he the only young black male shot and killed over the weekend in the St. Louis area ? If there was more, where is the caring for them and the family they left behind?? The RACISTS thing, by todays LIBERAL & PROGRESSIVES definition of a RACISTS, EVERYONE is a RACISTS. Simply disliking one small feature or characteristic of another ethic group qualifies you as a RACISTS. Being a conservative, I think its PURE BULLSCHITT, but we don’t control ACADEMIA and the MEDIA and they determine those things. Its just a matter of degrees on your racist status, are you a Klansman or a Black Panther, or just dislike seeing BROWN HAIR ??? No one wants to see anyone dead before their natural time, but WE as a country have COURTS set up to take care of these situations, instead of burning down half of a town every time we get upset about something. I know it takes FOREVER to get some kind of results, but its the same no matter what your RACE is, so don’t think its just BLACKS who thinks the system is SLOW and often unfair. We have a form of government where CHANGES can be made, if we have the patience and persistence !!!!!!!

  • Ron

    My Mother left my Father with 4 kids. He was disabled and couldn’t work. We are only alive an well today because of aid programs provided by the tax payers. They are good programs. On the flip side, we didn’t rob and burn QT’s to the ground for fun.

  • White Horse Martyr

    Jeremy,
    5 time felons generally don’t graduate high school on time. It is summer break, explain how one could be a 5x felon on summer break, and would have been on the street.. Michael/mike and the last name Brown are both very common. Wait for the investigation before you perpetuate more hate.

  • Marlene

    EXACTLY!!! And the same for the welfare addicted white baby momma factories also! It doesnt matter if they are white or black…they ALL need to learn that welfare is NOT a career….WORK is a career…

  • SJ

    Thanks you! I can’t agree more CIT … It is not up to ANYONE ELSE to ask for the officers information or to “handle” the situation!!! That right belongs to and ONLY TOO the FAMILY IN QUESTION! For Gods sake let these people mourn in friggin peace! Let them hire the attorney and let them do what they feel is right for THEIR family! People showed an unbelievable amount of disrespect for Browns family. How was stealing and damaging things fixing the problem? His family did not ask ANYONE to go out and do this! Not to mention destroying your own neighborhoods… hmmm what did that prove? That there are a lot of violent minded people out there. Give the family respect and allow them to mourn properly… SMH

  • Honey

    Common sense is not common, you are right people shouldn’t have children they can not afford. It is a pain to here truth case it cuts us at the core, even though it is what is needed at times.

  • ag

    If y’all wanna wait on investigation stop assuming this man fought the police..there’s no evidence proving that

  • Kayla

    Everyone is always too quick to blame the police officers. Mostly JUST because they are white. More police would be black if they wanted to try. The people that live the way they do act like they have to because they have no support from the community. When really, if they would just change their attitude and care about their future, they could make something of themselves. This falling back immediately on the “race card” needs to stop or it will never change.

  • Danrar

    “Why didn’t the police save Quik Trip?”

    Maybe because they were busy with the protest outside the PD? That isn’t near Canfield. Even after the looting began there weren’t enough police to watch every business until other cities could get officers in to help out.

  • GeekTinker

    That was no “child”. I have seen the pictures of him. He stopped being a child when he decided to disarm a police officer.

  • Dis Guated

    Then why not loot and burn the cop’s house or the police station ? Why punish stores that had nothing to do with it. Suppose people beat you and burn your house down over the knockout game. Jesus! Get some sense !

  • Marc Smith

    Insurance is not like winning the lottery….some businesses do not have adequate coverage and take a loss. Then when they renew their insurance, they may be declined due to a MAJOR riisk, or face huge increases. Better to take a payout and head for the hills.

  • Tanner

    Sure, and a police officer just decided to shoot an unarmed teen at 2pm in broad daylight? No one will know the truth until the FBI finish the investigation. Until then, everyone should stop jumping to conclusions. Black, white, teen, elderly, rich or poor does not matter. All that matters are the facts and whether or not justice took/takes place. As for the riots… ridiculous and a complete set back for the immense relationship growth blacks and whites have done in St. Louis over the years. Justice will occur, until then no one should choose a side until all of the facts are known. And by facts I don’t mean the 100+ people that called in saying that they witnessed an officer execute an unarmed defenseless teen.

  • Judy

    Seriously?!?!?! Where does that check from the insurance REALLY come from?! Taxpayer money!! How did a “peaceful protest” end up a free-for-all?!

  • Shaking my head

    Not necessarily. As someone already said, insurance might not be adequate. Insurance is expensive and people may not be able to afford having it to the level where everything can be replaced. In other words, the building might be covered, but the equipment or stock might not be. If someone doesn’t have the cash to fully insure themselves, they won’t have the cash to replace and restock. If the situation seems like something that they can’t overcome or they are afraid to come back, they may just cut their losses and leave the area entirely. Let alone the fact that their rates might skyrocket because of the claim and now they really can’t afford the insurance. With this happening, would you put your life savings and your entire future on the line to build a business there? Would you do it after being burned down by the residents in the area? Now with probably less insurance than when you started? (My answer? Oh heck no! Cut your losses and run for a safer area.)

    Btw, could you explain just what in the heck these business owners had to do with the shooting and why they would be targeted? Here’s a clue: THEY DIDN’T. They had zilch point nothing to do with what happened. I have no idea what really went down and won’t until they release more details about this case, but one thing is for sure, that QuikTrip owner had nothing to do with any of it.

    So you might want to slow down about being so flip thinking that this didn’t cost anything. It’s going to cost a lot to many innocent people.

  • Jacqueline S.Bayer

    Martin Luther King Jr. preached peace and understanding. He advocated NON-VIOLENCE!! EVERYONE is hurting, angry,shocked,saddened and confused by this whole situation.Maybe those people who are taking their frustrations and anger out on innocent people, causing fear and more tension,should have stayed IN school on KING’S birthday to learn how this man fought for human rights. What they don’t realise is that this type of violent demonstration is a slap in the face to those who, maybe, in their own families fought long and hard to have the right to be heard. Every time a select group, in a community, chooses to act out their emotions and visit destruction upon that community as a way of taking some kind stand,it only causes a greater divide among people who should be coming together seeking out JUSTICE and TRUTH in NON-VIOLENT ways! Thank you for letting me voice my opinion. Jackie

  • Gregory Perrone

    I think it is despicable that the focus of this incident is being drawn away from a person being shot, and is now being placed on the riot and looting. I blame the looters. I think they where attempting to take advantage of the situation for their own gain and couldn’t care less about the family of the “kid” that was shot. I have looked this man up on case.net, and he is definitely not innocent. He has a history of suspicious and criminal action. That being said, I have also looked at the video of his friend linked by DEANDRE. (Thank you Deandre.) I believe this man’s account. Look at his body language (micro expressions, head and eye movement, and the fluidity of his statement,) I think he is telling the truth. Thankfully, the FBI will be taking over the investigation, and they will be under significant scrutiny. The truth will come out!

  • Mike

    Same thing people said in LA in the 92 riots. Many of the business never came back and stayed ugly burned out lots for years.

  • Cit Riverview

    I agree 1000% I’m just as applaud to see young white women popping out kids with different fathers.

  • Cit Riverview

    No we have FOOD DESERTS because those black children have parent/s that was raised in the same manner. Many of our countries baby factories are ill-equipped to raise children along with the fathers.

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