We often say that the free government cell phone business is shooting upward. But in this story from El Cajon, California there was an actual shooting.
San Diego’s News10 reports:
According to police, a group of people were in a booth outside of a resource center handing out free cell phones as part of a government program when two men approached and an argument ensued.
A fight broke out and spilled into the street, then one of the men that had approached the booth went to a nearby vehicle, grabbed a gun and began shooting into the crowd, police said.
One person was shot, but when police arrived the fight was over and the victim was long gone. Officers later discovered the victim had turned up at a local hospital. Another person was treated at the scene for a minor injury.
The two suspects remain on the loose. Police are looking for a black sedan in connection with the crime.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: Enrolling for a free government cell phone at a street tent or booth is a bad idea. Of course, we were referring to the fact that so many cases of fraud and abuse originate at these venues.
But this story offers a completely new reason you should take our advice and enroll online or by phone.
We make that as simple as possible by providing customer service phone numbers and web addresses for every free government cell phone service provider. You can find all those companies and all their plans offered in your state on our convenient “States” page. Just click here.