New York Home Depot Hires Guard Dogs to Protect Customers From Migrants, Crime

A New York Home Depot has reportedly employed a guard dog and private security to protect its customers from the state’s increased problem with crime.

Two men wearing MSA Security caps and bulletproof vests with a German Shepherd patrolled the Home Depot in New Rochelle this week, the New York Post reported.

“It’s more about omnipresence,” one guard said, explaining that the company was contracted a few weeks ago. “It’s not like we let them go bite anyone or anything.”

The Post also spoke to customers and workers over the increased lawlessness and harassing at the store.

“You come out and you’re a woman by yourself, they literally leech onto your wagon, and you’re like ‘No, I don’t need any help,’” one worker said. “And when they’re following you to your car, it’s unnerving.”

“It’s come to the point where they’re invading personal space, touching people’s belongings, just harassing,” she said. “I get it, you’re trying to make a buck. But when it becomes aggressive and harassing there’s a major issue.”

In March 2022, Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday that his city has become a “laughingstock” during one of the worst crime spikes in modern history.

Adams made the comments at the annual New York Police Department (NYPD) Holy Name Society communion mass and breakfast in the Midtown Hilton hotel, according to the New York Post. The Mayor referenced two separate recent shootings of children in the city and complained about the ongoing rise in crime.

“Anything goes in the city of New York,” Adams told the audience. “The most important city on the globe has become the laughingstock of the globe. And the dysfunctionality of our city has cascaded throughout the entire country. And the audacity that someone comes along and says, ‘I want to be your mayor,’ and simply says, ‘Follow the rules, follow the rules.’”