Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

'Thugs,' armed guards, and the black market for delicious patented pickled peppers

'Thugs,' armed guards, and the black market for delicious patented pickled peppers

The outgoing voice message for this company sounds like a mobster who is trying to be reasonable. The gravelly accent lists the names of people and their extensions, but without job titles. At random I pick Kelly Polici, whose name I am spelling phonetically. She answers and in a professional and totally non-threatening way informs me that, to find out what I need to know, I need to talk to Pierre Crawley.

Crawley (also phonetic) does not pick up. He does not call back. Subsequent calls are stopped cold with the message, in a soft, computerized, female voice: "That mailbox is full. Goodbye."

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