Intoxicated Man Gets Medical Help

Posted by Blake Mitchell on January 22, 2019

Catch of the Month Newsletter: Intoxicated Man Gets Medical Help

In this month’s featured video, an apparently inebriated man is seen drinking and staggering outside of a shopping center.

Watch the Video: Our trained video monitoring operators spotted an inebriated man outside of a Houston, Texas shopping center.

The suspect staggered down the sidewalk, took a swig from a small container and continued to stumble along. Further down the property, he leaned into a wall and slid to the ground. Our operators called Houston police, who arrived minutes later with EMS to provide medical assistance.

Loitering is a common problem at shopping centers and properties. While not a serious crime, it can discourage customers from entering a place of business, create a bad image for your property and lead to other, more damaging issues.

Medical Tenants on the Rise in Orange County Shopping Centers

Online shopping has certainly made life more convenient for consumers. However, many brick and mortar stores are losing business, forcing some to close their doors. These vacancies have left shopping center managers with empty sites and huge holes in their net operating income.

To help combat this problem, Orange County, California retail properties are welcoming medical tenants. For example, one shopping center in Costa Mesa houses an 18,500-square foot health center and a 3,000-square foot urgent care facility.

Medical spaces may require more of an upfront investment, with stricter codes than typical shopping center tenants. However, most of these retail spaces are fitted for the medical industry’s needs. The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) stated that these spaces may need extra security. Medical offices are stocked with expensive lab equipment and drugs, often valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. This makes it attractive to potential thieves. Click here to read the full article.

Cannabis Market Expected to Dramatically Grow in the Next 10 Years

The marijuana industry is growing like, you guessed it, a weed. While it remains illegal in the U.S. at a federal level, more states are legalizing it for widespread use. It’s becoming a true vertical that is attracting investments and new technologies.

According to research firms, the legal cannabis industry is expected to grow dramatically in the next year. The largest area of legal consumption of cannabis products will be in North America. Canada, for example, legalized marijuana in 2018, making it only the second country in the world to do so. In 2017, there were $9.2 billion legal consumers of marijuana in North America but by 2027, experts predict there will be roughly $47.3 billion users. Click here to read the full article.

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