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The 7/11 mini marts in Los Angeles, California have been doing this for over a decade to repel gangs and homeless persons. The biggest problem is that over time the "undesireables" have beecome desensitized to the classical music and have aquired an immunity to it.
Just when I thought all the fun of playing guitar had been completely eliminated, somebody yet again proved me wrong.
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You can get a loaf of bread and a dozen eggs at Walmart for $2.50. A typical beggar could earn that in less than an hour of begging in front of the store. Here in the US, we have subsidized farms, put entire villages out of business, and monopolized entire agricultural sectors so that food can be extremely cheap. Even the poorest of the poor can afford a meal if they are willing to work or beg a little.
Furthermore, anything small enough to shop-lift is most likely not going to be nutritious.