Plano Welcomed a New Condom Sense Store with Threatening Emails and, Yes, Gunfire

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When Mike Edwards opened a Condom Sense at Parker and Independence in Plano last month, he touted it as a way to pump new life into an aging strip center and help reinvigorate local retail. But as CBS 11's J.D. Miles so, um, artfully put it, neighbors and religious leaders "aren't exactly ribbed with pleasure."

They were quite upset, as a matter of fact, even outraged and objected loudly to the store's existence, primarily, it seems, because passing children might conclude that sex exists and that people like it.

The friction hasn't eased with the store's opening. Just after midnight on Tuesday, CBS 11 reports, someone opened fire on the store from a car in the parking lot, shattering the front glass and causing thousands of dollars of damage the the building and merchandise. This on the heels of protests and vaguely threatening emails against the store.

"We never thought about how much some people have a lot of hate," Edwards told the station.

And in Plano of all places where such things are, according to Miles' report "unheard of in this neighborhood and even this city."


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47 comments
RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Maybe it was an involuntary discharge?

somethingfunny
somethingfunny

Sounds like this store could use some protection.

garlandsucks
garlandsucks

In related news Plano's new city tagline is "Plano, atleast were not Garland"

godzillajrakamr972
godzillajrakamr972

They need a fleshlight that doubles as a Lightsaber. I mean, if that doesn't say, "Come at me, bro" what does?

johnboy
johnboy

Why don't these stupid, cocksucking, child-molesting, "prostitute-screwing because their wives are too FUGLY" fakeass Christians blow out some windows at the booze-drinking nightclubs at Legacy in Plano?  Isn't booze the Devil's brew????  Why aren't these salt-of-the-fucking preacher boys marching up and down Bishop Rd?   Is it in-breeding?

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Praze jeebus and jeffressssssssssss

Everybody knows condoms are evil and the work of the devil

Virtuous Collin county virgins spread their legs for no-one. Not high school football players. Not the few non gay boy scouts. No one.

Anyone who ends up enceinte is merely the recipient of god's gift.

All those little spermatazoa deserve the right to swim upstream unimpeded. No worries. 

bifftannen
bifftannen

A firearm is the only gun that Plano men can get to fire. They're just jealous somebody else is having actual enjoyable sex. Frigid!

davidmckenzie
davidmckenzie

"Once they enhance it, that it will help develop some leads." LOL this isn't CSI buddy.

escobar
escobar

Shooter must have been muslim because they are the only terroroist right?

Mark
Mark

Looks like they're going to have to pull out -  YYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

FHattie
FHattie

Great.  Moved my family from a violent @&$@hole to Plano hoping for a quieter life - now these idiots are shooting up stores because of some religious lunacy - just like back home.  

Time to find a new town to live in, I guess.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Are parents really stupid or what, condom sense is  probably the least sexual thing their kids have seen.  

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

All the upset people should probably inspect their children's internet browsing history...

anotherguitar
anotherguitar

Now if someone would start shooting up the gun stores . . .

EllumLiving
EllumLiving

Exactly why I stick to Deep Ellum and avoid the "burbs" of bible beaters.  Let them all hang out at their strip mall bars and restaurants and thank their weekend treks to IKEA and Bed Bath Beyond... I'll enjoy the local stores and restaurants (including Condom Sense).

mcdallas
mcdallas

They must be scared stiff.

ThePenisMightier
ThePenisMightier

As if I ever needed another reason not to head up to Plano. 

DMZ3
DMZ3

Someone should tell the shooter that terrorism is counter-productive. Instead of driving Condom Sense away, he's giving the store more publicity than they ever imagined.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

I hope they catch the f***er, convict him of a felony and take his guns away for life.

Melissa Howell
Melissa Howell

"...someone opened fire on the store from a car in the parking lot, shattering the front glass and causing thousands of dollars of damage the the building and merchandise." - The pro-lifers are at it again! I didn't realize they went out that late.

Danial Jafri
Danial Jafri

Funny how these same community leaders were silent during the heroin craze of the 90s in that dump.

ThreeOranges
ThreeOranges

Funny how people get upset when you drop their property values instantly. (But, yeah, shooting stuff is bad.)

Don North
Don North

speculation or evidence? Let's see something like a police report, witnesses, proof if you're going to right a story go all out or stay on the beach with your bikini on.

Rene Barelas
Rene Barelas

its the 21st century people really need to grow up.

PepperoniCalzone
PepperoniCalzone

@anotherguitar Naw, folks at a gun store would shoot back. At Condom Sense, they're unarmed, and probably busy doing some one-handed reading at the checkout counter.

benjohasspoken
benjohasspoken

@bvckvs - there are morons of every political persuasion.  don't claim moral superiority over idiots, it's taking candy from a baby.

zhorsh
zhorsh

@Melissa Howell Well, they were on their way home from evening Church services and since they were carrying their guns dontcha know and had to "do the work of Christ" as they passed the store.

johnboy
johnboy

@Danial Jafri more like the heroin craze that never ended and still are sweeping under the rug.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

@ThreeOranges I'm guessing you're not that familiar with that area? It's not the Willow Bend area of Plano. The existence of this store isn't going to do a thing to property values. People shooting at businesses, however, will.

CraigT42
CraigT42

@ThreeOranges

Going to call BS on lowering property values. You know what actually lowers property values, empty lots. One clean well lit store raises property values.

There is nothing I need from condom sense, and it is out of my way, but I think I might stop by today or tomorrow to lend a little financial support

EastDallasDad
EastDallasDad

@johnboy Yep. It's that fresh Plano ATM cash that keeps the Dallas drug dealers in business. 

benjohasspoken
benjohasspoken

@bvckvs @ThreeOranges and wherever one can assume some idiot is a Republican, some Liberal cries "nanny-nanny boo-boo".  Don't attack a political affiliation by bashing its most hypocritical members.  This person did not commit the crime because of partisan politics, they did it because they are unintelligent and criminal.

zhorsh
zhorsh

@benjohasspoken @bvckvs @ThreeOranges Naah, I agree with threeoranges that these people were right wing, repubrats.

Dems don'y bomb stores & buildings - that is Wing Nut territory evidence Oklahoma and many others.

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