Updated: Thursday, 11 Mar 2010, 9:49 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 11 Mar 2010, 9:42 PM EST
West Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - A Count-on-8 investigation involving a closed-up shot in West Haven has many people angered.
One man who says he is among several people to be ripped-off, turned to News Channel 8 for help.
It's called "The Pot Luck Shop," A West Haven consignment shop, that suddenly closed it's doors. "I'm angry, because, you know, uh, we depend on these people. I mean to help us sell the stuff, "said 'Dom,' a frequent consignment customer.
'Dom' says he and another friend brought at least a $1,000 worth of items to the store for the owner to sell. But when his friend came to check on the progress last week, he discovered an empty store.
"After four or five months, bingo! He packed up and he's gone. He's got the stuff, and sell it, he can make 100 percent! Instead of giving me 50 percent, he takes it all, that's not fair," said Tiffany Wilczynski of West Haven.
As News Channel 8 was on the scene taking pictures of the closed up shop, people along Campbell Avenue came up to us to offer different opinions about the store and it's owner, only known to many of them as a man named "Mario."
"The last time I went there, he had everything all packed up, he was just trying to get rid of it," said Wilzcynski.
"He's got good stuff, but he told me it was time to close, so he closed," said Frank Pizzario also of West Haven.
"We were trying to buy something, and he said everything is a dollar, and I pointed at a tv--is that a dollar, he was like being jerk to us, being very rude and disrespectful," complained Noah Tyson, a West Haven resident.
As for 'Dom,' he says he's called police, because he believes this is a simple but disgusting example of theft. He feels he and other friends in his age group, are victims of a scam.
"Not only mine, but there's other people's stuff. I'm not the only one. There might be 100 people that brought stuff over there, this place was packed," said 'Dom.' "These people do this to make an extra buck. Their selling stuff from their home because they can't make ends meet. So they turn around this stuff to put bread on the table."
News Channel 8 checked with the city of West Haven to find the owner's name and any tax records and found they have no listing of the "Pot Luck Shop."