Michael Rapaport returns to Rite Aid to find empty shelves, says 'everybody stole everything'
The actor doubled down his attack on shoplifters with a new video from a Rite Aid store in New York City
Michael Rapaport returned to his local Rite Aid store on the Upper East Side only to find empty shelves. “There’s nothing to steal because everybody stole everything,” the actor said in a video on Instagram
The drug store chain in the Upper East Side is scheduled to close on February 15 like many others due to frequent thefts. In the video, Rapaport said, “And there's nothing to steal because this Rite Aid, like so many other Rite Aids, is closing down because everybody stole everything.”
The annoyed actor concluded the video by saying, “And the workers here don’t know if they’re getting jobs. Congratulations, losers.” The actor captioned the video, "People keep blaming BIDEN for the Rite Aids & current crime? So who’s responsible for Jan 6." The video has already received over 223K views within 11 hours.
Less than a week ago, Rapaport had shared a video of a brazen thief smoothly walking out with shopping bags full of stolen goods. In the viral video that ‘Deep Blue Sea’ actor captured on camera, a man in a black hoodie and a mask is seen casually walking out of the Rite Aid pharmacy in New York after shoplifting two bags full of stolen goods.
Rapaport follows the alleged shoplifter as the man strolls past the security guard and walks out the front door. “I can’t believe I am seeing this s**t. This f**king guy just filled his two bags up with everything in Rite Aid, right here on 80th [Street] and First Avenue is walking down the street like s**t is Gucci. I was watching him the whole time.”
“My man just went Christmas shopping in January,” Rapaport said in the video that got nearly 300K views.
The chain store pharmacy’s security guard told Rapaport that the Rite Aid store frequently encounters thefts of the same nature because of which, the store is closing, putting employees who work there out of work. The 51-year-old actor blames New York’s lenient bail reforms for the rise in brazen thefts.
In the coming months, Rite Aid stores will be closing in 63 other locations due to multiple robberies now and then as announced by the pharmacy chain in late December.