Five weirdest stories of job hate
Number 1: "Man stabs himself rather than go to work at Blockbuster: Understandable!"
Here's how we wrote about this bizarre event on an early November Tuesday in 2009:
At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday night, Aaron Siebers reported that he'd been stabbed in Edgewater by "three skinheads or Hispanic males dressed in black" who tried to rob him. Trouble is, a surveillance video from a business where this alleged attack supposedly took place didn't show anything like what Siebers described. So the cops interviewed him again -- and this time, he reportedly admitted that he stabbed himself rather than go to work at a Sheridan Boulevard Blockbuster.Don't know what happened to Siebers -- but we know what happened to most of the Blockbusters in the Denver area, and around the country. Call it Aaron's revenge.
An insanity defense wouldn't seem like the best way to go for Siebers when fighting the false-reporting charge he faces, since everyone with a job at Blockbuster probably dreams of stabbing himself on occasion, making it a totally logical impulse. Then again, maybe Siebers could argue that a sane man would have turned a blade on himself a lot sooner than he did. Either way, we're pulling for him.
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