Business continues as usual at the Greeley Mall a day after stabbing incident
June 26, 2017
Stores were open and bodies bustled through the Greeley Mall as usual the day after a man randomly stabbed a shopper in the back.
Felipe Vigil, 26, is accused of stabbing 31-year-old Steven Matta. The stabbing happened outside the Journeys store in the Greeley Mall on Sunday afternoon. On Monday afternoon, all of the stores in the mall had their doors open and were attending to business as usual.
Most employees from the stores surrounding the area of the stabbing were not allowed to comment on the incident, per corporate protocols.
One mall-goer, Juanita Rodriguez, said she decided to go to the mall Monday to pick up a few items she needed, despite the stabbing. She said she heard about the stabbing but figured there would be more security than normal because of the incident.
"It's not something I'm necessarily fearful of," she said.
One mall employee, who preferred not to be named, said between the mall ceiling breaking in during a massive flood in May and this stabbing, business at the mall has been noticeably slower than usual. He said the string of bad luck at the mall has caused a decline in the amount of people utilizing the Greeley Mall from what he's used to seeing.
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Shawl Pryor, a representative for Moonbeam Capital Investments, the parent company of the Greeley Mall, could not be reached for comment Monday regarding what security measures for the mall have been implemented and what the typical procedure is when something like this happens.