Last night on Pawn stars, as the story line goes, was training a new employee, Olivia, to work the night shift. The story line then had an elderly man come to the walk up window trying to pawn/sell a Rolex watch at 4:00 in the morning. Because of the amount of money involved, Chumlee invited the older man into the shop, at 4:00 AM to do business. They said the Rolex was real and then they called Rick to finish the deal because of the amount of money involved.
Kind of a stupid segment and I know the story is fake but the ramifications could be dangerous.
You never allow anyone into a pawn shop at night, especially without security. You don't know if the guy was armed or had a gang waiting outside to rush the store. This would be a great opportunity to rob the shop and possibly worse, hurting or killing the employees.
Well, why is this dangerous you ask? It's just a show a stupid segment, correct?
Las Vegas has several 24 hour pawn shops, especially in the downtown area around Fremont St. and in other parts of the Valley. Now, some gang or idiot will think that if you go to a pawn shop that is open 24 hours, all they have to do is bring an expensive looking item to the shop and they may let you inside the store. They may try this at the Gold and Silver Shop, where Pawn stars is shot at or at any of the other 24 hour pawn shops. When they are denied entrance, they may force their way in. At the very least, there are going to be people who think you can pawn expensive stuff late at night and be invited into the store and when turned away, they'll be pissed. I am sure Gold and Silver's competitor's are not saying very nice things about this segment.
And if Gold and Silver do let people in the shop after the main shop is closed and the window is open, then they just gave away a major security secret. But I don't think they are that stupid, but they certainly were stupid to air this segment.
There are a lot of things to easily rob at the shop, if they can get into Gold and Silver. They have the cash and all the jewelry, coins and other valuable items in the store, so they cannot afford to have people in the store after the main store is closed and the window is open.
So, is it a big deal that Pawn stars aired this segment, probably not, but was it the smart thing to do? Again, no.