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Riot caused at Burlington Coat Factory store over faux lottery ticket


Columbus, Ohio A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a Burlington Coat Factory store and announced she'd won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases. However, she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax, according to the Associated Press.

Linda Brown was arrested Tuesday after an hours-long shopping spree. Brown walked to a cash register and loudly announced she had won the lottery and would pay for each person's merchandise up to $500, the report said. But when she couldn’t pay for the purchases, angry customers threw merchandise around and looted the store.

Police said they have no way of tracking down the customers who stole items and fled, but police said they are reviewing the surveillance video.

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