Have you ever heard the question, if 7 Eleven is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, why are there locks on the door? I know one of the answers.
As we approached the convenience store we scanned the phone booth and to our surprise, it was vacant. We then looked up and down the street for someone that may have called but still found nothing. Finally, after exhausting all other options, we went inside 7 Eleven.
As we walked in the door we were waved down by a man behind the counter. We walked over to find the 60 year old employee laying on the ground in pain. He said that he was moving a milk crate up onto a shelf when he started experiencing severe pain in his lower back. He said it felt as if someone had place a knife in his back.
Within a minute or two we had him loaded up on AMR's gurney. His replacement, who supposedly lived across the street, still had not shown up. So we decided to lock up 7 Eleven and call PD to babysit the joint until someone got there.
Incidentally, the only other time that I personally know of a closed 7 Eleven was during the riots in LA in the early 90's. When PD enforced the curfew, 7 Eleven shut down.