.. Elite Anglers Bait and Tackle~ Bad Karma coming your way.

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Starr Green

Spring Hill, FL

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Apr 29, 2013
 

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I will tell all my people over there NOT to go to this bussiness.
don't usually rant on Facebook, but I feel like this one deserves some airtime because it shows how mean people can be to strangers for no reason. Today, my girlfriend and I went to help our pregnant friend and her 5 year old son. They had a flat tire on US 1, and the first place she could pull into was Elite Anglers Bait and Tackle, next to the Honda dealership in Palm Bay. As soon as we got there, I knew that I'd have to take the tire off and most likely take it to get repaired. As soon as I got the tire off the car (with the car on the jack), I heard a loud male voice over my shoulder. Here's the conversation that I had with what I assume to be the owner of Elite Anglers:
Man: "Is this something new?"
Me: "Excuse me?"
Man: "IS THIS SOMETHING NEW???"
I assumed the man was coming over to help us. An angry looking man with bloodshot eyes, smoking a cigarette comes over and starts blowing smoke our direction.
Man: "You just stop to fix your car in front of a random business?"
Me: "Uh, she's got a flat tire."
Man: "I don't care. Why are you fixing it here?"
Me: "Dude, she can't control where her tire goes flat."
Me: "Dude, she can't control where her tire goes flat."
Man: "I've had three cars pass by and not stop because you're blocking the entrance to my store."
(There is another entrance about twenty yards down the street to the same parking lot).
Me:"What do you want me to do? She's got a flat tire."
Man:"Get that f*cking car out of here. Fix it somewhere else. Get it the f*ck out of here".
At this point, my friend's 5 year old son is getting scared, tugging on her dress and hiding behind her.
My Friend: "Can you not see there is a child here? There's no need to use that kind of language".
Man:"I don't care. Hopefully he doesn't grow up to be as stupid as you all. Get this car the hell out of here".
So, wanting to avoid any further confrontation in front of the kid, I quietly tell him that I'll move the car. So, I had to drive down US 1 on a rim to get away from Elite Anglers and the despicable owner.
I don't like talking bad about people, and I am the biggest fan of small business owners. But you should never treat strangers that way. I will never again get bait or tackle from Elite Anglers. This is the sort of treatment you can expect when you go there. For all of my fellow fishermen friends, I would highly recommend Black Dog Bait and Tackle in Melbourne Beach or Harry Goode's if you are mainland. Please feel free to share my post.
Mary

Sturgis, MI

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I can tell you this, I will never stop there if I get to Florida again. You can also bet that I am going to let all my family and friends know who live or travel to Florida every year. Have some compassion.
Tonya

Loxahatchee, FL

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Wow what an ass. That road isnt safe to stop on as it is and the guy was helping a lady in distress. I will be sure to never EVER go there and tell all my friends to pass him by also. I will also post this on MY facebook page so everyone in my area will be aware not to go to his buisness ever again. It takes one person to make or break a buisness very sad for a small town
Starr Green

Spring Hill, FL

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Someone else already got that post up here before me, and I am so glad the word is getting OUT THERE.... This guy is in big, big trouble.......
IT'S GOING VIRAL!!!!!!
Lisa

Palm Bay, FL

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This truly enrages me! I would LOVE to have the privilege of owning my own business! The fact that this man does and treats people who are also potential customers this way appalls me! The proper thing to do would have to of locked the doors, dropped down on his knees and helped the people change their tire. Any customer coming in would have held more respect for them knowing they stopped to help out a pregnant woman and her child! Fool doesn't deserve the opportunity he HAD.

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