Now that’s what I call serious security service!

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06/01/2010

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It was like the opening sequence of West Side recently for one security industry exec–No, not singing and dancing… picture quick and dirty, blitzkrieg fisticuffs.

I Just got a shout out from my editor Sam. He picked up a tweet from from Iverify about their CEO Mike May (who is not pictured to the left in the cast of ruffians from Arlington Friends of the Drama’s 2006 production of West Side Story… so don’t waste too much time looking).

Apparently, May was shopping at a Detroit location of a large retail chain client when said locale ended up unwittingly hosting a knife fight between some agitated patrons (Sharks vs. Jets, I’m sure). May, having a law enforcement background (In Shrewsbury, Mass., which is kinda part of greater Worcester… for those of you who don’t know, Worcester’s a perfect fit for a knife fight (don’t get me wrong, I love Worcester… I went to college there, my parents are from there…)), not only broke up the fight as the situation fell apart, but also administered first aid to a victim who had been stabbed. If only Baby John and A-Rab had been as quick thinking, Riff might still be among us…

Wow.

I wonder if that’s part of the Iverify premium protection package? Personal response from ex-cop and Iverify president and CEO Mike May? I’d sign up for that. The Iverify blog on the event has still caps of the action, captured by the Iverify system in place, monitoring the location. May’s, like, tackling attackers and headlocking dudes… awesome. Now that’s dedication!

I have emails out to the folks at Iverify and hopefully will have a full length story done soon.

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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">June 2nd, 2010 at 10:45 pm </span></span></p>
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<p>Oh my God, there IS a Detroit, Ala&hellip; That&rsquo;s too much.</p>
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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">June 2nd, 2010 at 4:29 pm </span></span></p>
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<p>Detoit, Alabama, certainly can- they&rsquo;ve got a population of 247.</p>
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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="color: rgb(153, 153, 153);">une 2nd, 2010 at 2:04 pm </span></span></p>
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<p>Hey Ari,</p>
<p>Yeah, I DO like to put a lot of links in there&hellip; And I figure Detroit can use all the extra traffic it can get right about now.</p>
<p>Thanks for the comment!</p>
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<p class="comment_author"><span style="font-size: x-small;">June 1st, 2010 at 3:34 pm </span></p>
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<p>Story needs more links. Otherwise, how will I know to which Detroit you are referring? For all i know, it could be the one in Alabama.</p>
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