A California-based private security firm said it was struggling to meet demand for its services as small businesses “panic” to acquire protection amid a smash and grab crime attack.
During an appearance on âFox & Friends First,â Joseph Farag, CEO of Omni Private Security Services, said many small businesses were unable to afford their services.
âSometimes we have to do it at cost even just to cover these companies, and then they can’t even keep us that long. And it’s really, really disheartening, but we’re just trying to keep up with the demand.â
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Farag went on to describe the influx of calls as a “predicament” that endangered his guards and other company clients and bluntly blamed liberal policies in cities across the United States that didn’t. “no consequence” for criminals.
“I would say fund the police a 150 million [people] was a big part of it. You call the police, and they don’t come because they’re thin. And then another is this tendency of people to think they’re not going to get caught or when they get caught we let them out right away, no bail, nothing, “said Farag.
Omni Private Security Services, which serves Los Angeles and Riverside counties, charges between $ 25 and $ 30 an hour, depending on whether a guard is armed or not, according to the company’s chief financial officer, Andrew Dimian.
Flights to Los Angeles were up nearly 4% year-on-year as of Nov. 27, according to the LAPD.
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Some of the blame has been directed against California Proposition 47 – a 2014 law that reduced shoplifting costs associated with theft of $ 950 or less in misdemeanor crimes.
Supporters of the ballot measure then included the lieutenant. Governor Gavin Newsom, then Senator Darrell Steinberg and other Democrats across the state.
Sam Dorman of Fox News contributed to this report.