On the heels of all sorts of Tuesday craziness at retail locations stocking Grand Theft Auto V, there has been more mayhem yesterday and today at Apple stores delivering the new iPhone. One of the strangest scenes unfolded on the west coast in Old Town Pasadena.
KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro revealed that dozens of homeless people were hired by a local businessman to stand in line overnight. Each enlisted person was told they would receive $20-times-two for their pair of iPhone purchase placeholders. They were also given pizza, soda and cigarettes.
The homeless man interviewed above by DeMuro lined up at 6 p.m. Thursday night and explains that it all fell apart this morning. The businessman was a no-show and Apple employees started demanding full payment.
DeMuro says several fights broke out this morning in line, in connection with all this. Smartphone, dumb businessman.