“I have to be careful where I park,” said Mike Hallatt. “I can’t park in front of the window. I don’t want them to see the van.”
Cruising through West Seattle in his white van, Hallatt has to be very careful.
Hallatt is shopping … for groceries.
He pulled up front of a Trader Joe’s. “Is it one you frequent?” asked correspondent Mo Rocca.
“Yeah. Well, I’ve been thrown out a few times,” he said. “So it’s a difficult play. But it’s a great store, they’ve got a lot of stuff.”
A lot of stuff that Trader Joe’s doesn’t want Hallatt buying, because he hauls it north to Vancouver, Canada, where he resells it at a markup at his store: Pirate Joe’s.