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Dominick's Employee Suspended on Last Day for YouTube Parody Video

Steve Yamamoto's YouTube parody, "Thanks Safeway," apparently didn't sit well with Dominick's bosses.

Steve Yamamoto's Dominick's YouTube Video parody.
Steve Yamamoto's Dominick's YouTube Video parody.
Posted by Karen Chadra, Editor


Nearly all of the 72 Chicago area Dominick's stores closed Saturday, Dec. 28. But that didn't prevent Glen Ellyn Dominick's store employee Steve Yamamoto from getting suspended from his job on Saturday.

What on earth could get him suspended from Dominick's on the last day of the store's existence? The YouTube video embedded in this article, that's what.

NBC Chicago is reporting that the parody on the store closings, titled "Thanks Safeway," was posted on Friday. The sarcastic sci-fi action scenes feature explosions, laser beam annihilations, fire breathing dragons and other apocalyptic-style special effects.

When Yamamoto arrived for his last day of work Saturday, he was suspended. He said he was "dumbfounded" that his attempt to make light of a bad situation would result in his suspension. But, he told NBC, "It was all worth it." 



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