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In Ohio you can just ask security guards to cut the lock off for you!?

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About four years ago, I had a key break off in a padlock at a local food co-op. The merchants let me use a hammer and cold chisel they happened to have on hand to cut the chain, and I wrote a post here about it, thinking that I wouldn't have gotten the same sort of help at Kroger.

Then today, wonderfully ironically, I was at Kroger with my children, and my second daughter lost her key. I have four padlocks with identical keys for my children, but my daughter was borrowing her mother's bike, since she blew out a sidewall and hasn't replaced the tire yet. So no duplicate key. After we'd looked around the store for a while and been by the lost-and-found a couple of times, two of the security guys came out to help. They ended up digging a pair of fairly dull bolt cutters. Those got us more than half-way through the thick braided cable, but wouldn't finish the job. (I remember Sheldon Brown saying that cable could be more secure than chain.) We took turns cutting the rest of the wires one at a time with scissors and a knife I had in my toolkit. So I'd like to applaud Kroger, and especially the man who so patiently helped me cut through my cable today.

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Who wouldn't help someone remove a lock under similar circumstances if they had the means?


your faith in humanity is great my experiences have been different.
h' 1.0 said:

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Who wouldn't help someone remove a lock under similar circumstances if they had the means?

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