I have a store at a flea market in the middle of the hood where I sell sports apparel and really anything else
i can find cheap..
Well i started ordering jerseys from china and sellin them. and we did this for a while along with selling all our other stuff to. I have a slight
shopping addiction lol so over the years ive aquired alot of stuff
So we never told anyone these jerseys were real, even had a sign hangin up stating it and we were sellin em for
35$ so thats a dead giveaway lol
Well a little while back a customer who had bought a couple jerseys from me came back in and flashed me a badge saying "homeland security intelluctual
properties division and im shuttin down your store" i said f--- why
he said all the counterfeit jerseys
so the next thing i knew there were 10 federal agents in my store going through every box i had.. they took all my jerseys accept the soccer ones i
had wich i told them were knockoffs
they also took a bunch of t-shirts and hats that i bought at places like tj maxx and marshalls on clearance
saying they were fake.. i dont understand how they can leave the soccer that i told them was fake but take stuff i know was real.. and they took my
till for the day ..
Now after they finished wreckin my store and takin all my info they had to come to my house and make sure i didnt have a bunch of jerseys or other
fake stuff at my house.. so now i have dhs in my home.. not cool
So i did not get arrested or charged just half my store confiscated.. but a couple weeks later i get a letter from us customs and border patrol
listing all the stuff they took and the appraised value of it all
in the letter there were 3 options #1 i could fight it and say that they were real and try and get em back in court
#2 i could pay the appraised value (of a ridiculous 250$ a jersey) and get em back that way..
so they will sell them back to me lol but then i still cant sell em cause there knockoffs
#3 choose to do nothing and they will start forfieture proceedings
then at the bottom it says if you choose option #1or 2 then your case will be forwarded to the federal prosecuters office for full review
Just thought atsers would like to see how dhs is protecting us.. 10 federal agents in my store for over an hour over shirts...i really think they have
better things to do
but dont you feel safer knowing the chinese shirts are being taken off the streets??
edit on 8-12-2012 by goou111 because: (no reason