Today, I feel like I’m in a Seinfeld episode.
Or maybe it’s more like the Twilight Zone.
I just got off the phone with the media/marking spokesperson with Agfinity and I can’t believe what I was just told.
During that phone conversation, media/marking employee Mark Reinert alluded if I did a report on his company he would possibly send “candid” video of me to another television station “if we have to” and that they would talk to my “superiors.”
While Reinert didn’t directly indicate what the video captured, he hinted it shows me planting evidence against his company.
I HOPE ANOTHER TV STATION PICKS THIS “CANDID” VIDEO. PLEASE!
Apparently Reinert and company are desperate and fear a TV report about a big mistake they made involving what could be characterized as hate speech.
One of their convenience stores was found to be selling “Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permits” stickers at their shop in Eaton (see photo).
A viewer tipped us off about this sticker through an email and I paid a visit to their store in Eaton today.
I walked over to the rack of stickers but didn’t see the stickers for sale….at least not immediately.
There was an empty part of the rack, so I assumed they were removed.
However I did find the “Illegal Immigrant Hunting Permit” sticker under another stack on the rack.
I paid for it, along with a water and a Power Bar and then walked out.
Two managers came out and told me they shouldn’t have sold me the sticker.
They apparently removed them after complaints they were getting on their Facebook page, like this one.
Obviously they didn’t remove all the stickers.
I’m still moving forward with the story tomorrow after we do some research on the company that actually makes the stickers and distributes the product to Agfinity stores.
And if you see me on “candid” video planting the sticker THEY SOLD ME, please let me know.
I need a good laugh, because after years of being an investigative reporter, I’m dumb enough to plant evidence in a store with security video.
Please watch for my story tomorrow (Thursday).