EDINA, Minn. (UPI) -- Neighbors of a closed Minnesota bridal shop said they were shocked to find the store had destroyed its leftover inventory with spray paint.
Bessie Giannakakis, owner of Bessie's Boutique, located near Pricilla of Boston in Edina, said the closed shop spray-painted "thousands of dollars of gowns" and threw them in a dumpster, KARE-TV, Minneapolis/St. Paul, reported Wednesday.
Judy Mjoness, who works at a nearby salon, said the gowns should have been donated to "needy people."
"Priscilla of Boston has always donated quality bridal gowns to a variety of charitable causes. We do not, however, donate unsaleable dresses that are damaged, soiled or in otherwise poor condition," company President Patrick Walsh said.
The women who witnessed the gowns being disposed of said they appeared to be in good condition before they were spray-painted by workers.Copyright 2012 by United Press International