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Reply #30 posted 05/02/16 2:02pm

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nursev said:




breakbeat said:


It is from this store: Walgreen Pharmacy 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345


specifically bang on in the carpark on the road between Walgreens and the Animal Hospital.


Google maps it and drop the man on that road and you'll see exactly where the car was parked (in the carpark facing towards the animal hospital, and the hospital shown in the BG in the pic.




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Damn...did somebody really take time out of the day to do all that eek



Are you surprised? It's the org. You know that. My jaw use to drop over stuff drug up from never neverland.




lol lol
Also, this pharmacy is older than most of the others he passed along the way...(less than a 15 minute drive) It may very well be that it was the first pharmacy he ever visited in that area.
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Reply #31 posted 05/02/16 2:13pm

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paulludvig said:

jtfolden said:

Yes, the Walgreen Pharmacy located at 4950 County Rd 101, Minnetonka, MN 55345 *is* the correct Walgreens. You can see the side of the animal hospital in the pic with Prince. Note the windows with the green siding above them. You can even make out where he was parked by the cables/pipes running down the side of the hospital. Also, if I am right, that Walgreens is right next to - ta da - Bremer Bank!

Isn't Bremer in charge of the estate for the time being?

Yep! They were chosen because they've handled his financial matters for years, reportedly.

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Reply #32 posted 05/02/16 2:17pm

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breakbeat said:

jtfolden said:

No, I agree he was at Walgreens but he may have chosen that specific Walgreens because he's gone to Bremer Bank there. That was his bank.

Yeah, I meant be was probably shopping at Walgreens. Or wouldn't he have parked in the Bank's designated carpark?

I think we're just getting our wires crossed... lol I was saying he probably chose that Walgreen because it was near Bremer Bank (which was his bank) and has done business in that area in the past. I wasn't suggesting he parked at WG to go to the bank... only to establish there's a reason he might choose that particular pharamacy in that particular location.

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Reply #33 posted 05/02/16 2:20pm

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It is the carpark TMZ says it is.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:07pm]

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Sorry, from the google maps link you posted, I couldn't see a retaining wall any where, and trusted someone that lives in that area. I still don't see a retaining wall, but, oh well, the building looks the same.

You can see the retaining wall near the middle if you follow the link I posted.

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Reply #34 posted 05/02/16 2:36pm

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breakbeat said:

Bohemian67 said:

Now I'm just confused. But if I lived there in Chan I would be doing the same. This sudden passing away is just too mysterious for my liking and I would want to play detective to. Any distraction helps too.

Speaking of detective work, I can tell you that with most things, usually what it *looks like it may be* is usually *what it is/turns out to be*. So far, it looks to me like Prince got prescribed pain killers sometime around 2009 or so, got addicted from 2011-2015 or so, kicked the habit in 2016, went into withdrawals (the flu symptoms), fell off the wagon, pharmacy hopped and OD'd (maybe not a strict OD on Percocet, but they will have caused the respirator/heart failure/whatever happened in the evelvator directly). Just my take using the stuff that's come to light.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:35pm]

And there are other things that could have happen thanks to Forensic Science... eye crysball

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Reply #35 posted 05/02/16 2:38pm

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you guys are great detectives smile

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Reply #36 posted 05/02/16 2:42pm

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I don't think it was opiouds. It may have been some other pill that he mixed.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #37 posted 05/02/16 2:43pm

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nursev said:

morningsong said:

Are you surprised? It's the org. You know that. My jaw use to drop over stuff drug up from never neverland.

nod Org detectives lol

Well, why it matters is because if TMZ was saying it was near Paisley Park and they're wrong on that, what else are they wrong about? Those of us that live in the area look at this photo and know they're wrong immediately.

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Reply #38 posted 05/02/16 2:44pm

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paulludvig said:

I can't believe I'm doing this. But anyway: From google maps

Not sure what your point was here, but the retaining wall is in the Walgreens parking lot. Posting a closeup of the Animal Hospital proves nothing (other than you can see that brown building with its dark green highlights in the background of the Prince photo).

I made a little diagram to help you understand (obviously to get the same perspective as the TMZ photo you'd have to be standing in the parking lot, this is from the street on Google maps):

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Reply #39 posted 05/02/16 3:06pm

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breakbeat said:



Bohemian67 said:


Now I'm just confused. But if I lived there in Chan I would be doing the same. This sudden passing away is just too mysterious for my liking and I would want to play detective to. Any distraction helps too.



Speaking of detective work, I can tell you that with most things, usually what it *looks like it may be* is usually *what it is/turns out to be*. So far, it looks to me like Prince got prescribed pain killers sometime around 2009 or so, got addicted from 2011-2015 or so, kicked the habit in 2016, went into withdrawals (the flu symptoms), fell off the wagon, pharmacy hopped and OD'd (maybe not a strict OD on Percocet, but they will have caused the respirator/heart failure/whatever happened in the evelvator directly). Just my take using the stuff that's come to light.

[Edited 5/2/16 13:35pm]


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Reply #40 posted 05/02/16 3:11pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

I don't think it was opiouds. It may have been some other pill that he mixed.

Or somebody else mixed and gave it to him... sad

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Reply #41 posted 05/02/16 3:16pm

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weirdozmedia said:

paulludvig said:

I can't believe I'm doing this. But anyway: From google maps

Not sure what your point was here, but the retaining wall is in the Walgreens parking lot. Posting a closeup of the Animal Hospital proves nothing (other than you can see that brown building with its dark green highlights in the background of the Prince photo).

I made a little diagram to help you understand (obviously to get the same perspective as the TMZ photo you'd have to be standing in the parking lot, this is from the street on Google maps):

Dammit! I'm actually sitting here studying this. SMH.

But I will say, that wall looks a long way from the Animal Hospital compared to that building in the "Prince walking" pic, that building looks a lot closer, like right next door. I mean there's a bank, or whatever that is with a ATM, parking lot between them in this bottom shot. So, there some serious optical illusion happening or I'm missing something.


Heck, I'm still preplexed he physically went to Walgreens at all, the whys get lost in the shuffle. Regular ole Walgreens. Even for toiletries sometimes. Who knew?

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Reply #42 posted 05/02/16 3:23pm

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And it's near many more conveniently accessed amenities than any of the other pharmacies he drove by plus the parking lot offers a modicum of privacy. It's also closer to Lake Minnetonka.


That ain't Lake Minnetonka...
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Reply #43 posted 05/02/16 3:30pm

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morningsong said:

weirdozmedia said:

Not sure what your point was here, but the retaining wall is in the Walgreens parking lot. Posting a closeup of the Animal Hospital proves nothing (other than you can see that brown building with its dark green highlights in the background of the Prince photo).

I made a little diagram to help you understand (obviously to get the same perspective as the TMZ photo you'd have to be standing in the parking lot, this is from the street on Google maps):

Dammit! I'm actually sitting here studying this. SMH.

But I will say, that wall looks a long way from the Animal Hospital compared to that building in the "Prince walking" pic, that building looks a lot closer, like right next door. I mean there's a bank, or whatever that is with a ATM, parking lot between them in this bottom shot. So, there some serious optical illusion happening or I'm missing something.


Heck, I'm still preplexed he physically went to Walgreens at all, the whys get lost in the shuffle. Regular ole Walgreens. Even for toiletries sometimes. Who knew?

The bank is off at like a 45 degree angle (directly straight ahead in this pic) and in the TMZ pic (at a different angle) there is the carpark, Prince, the wall, the grass just beyond the wall, the road and then the Animal Hospital. So it's just across the road, it IS next door, but with one street width and a small thickness of grass inbetween him and the hospital. The bank/ATM is up the road (to the screen left in the TMZ pic). Imagine looking directly towards the animal hospital from Walgreens, and that's almost the TMZ shot. Perhaps what's throwing you is the size of the Animal Hospital in the TMZ shot, which is probably caused by the lens/zoom combo used on the photographers camera.

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Reply #44 posted 05/02/16 3:35pm

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Reply #45 posted 05/02/16 3:44pm

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peppeken said:

spastic78 said:

And it's near many more conveniently accessed amenities than any of the other pharmacies he drove by plus the parking lot offers a modicum of privacy. It's also closer to Lake Minnetonka.


That ain't Lake Minnetonka...


Yes, you're right, the building is not Lake Minnetonka but Lake Minnetonka but you can exit Walgreen's directly onto Riute 7, take a right about half-mile up the rod onto Vine Hill, drive about a mile to Cottagewood Rd and you're prett much right there on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
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Reply #46 posted 05/02/16 3:48pm

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IT'S JUST A FUCKING WALGREENS!!!! WE DON'T KNOW WHY HE WENT IN THERE!!! SO WHAT, THE MAN COULDN'T GO TO A DRUG STORE????!!! HE MIGHT HAVE HAD AN ADDICTION AND HE MIGHT HAVE HAD BUNIONS WHICH IS JUST AS LIKELY CONSIDERING THE SHOES HE WORE!!!!! ARGUING ABOUT THIS IS POINTLESS!!! WHAT DOES GOING TO A SPECIFIC WALGREENS PROVE ANYWAY OTHER THAN NO MATTER THE REASON, MAYBE HE WANTED SOME PRIVACY?!?!?!?!?!?!? LET THE MAN REST SO SHUT UP ALREADY, DAMN!!!

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Reply #47 posted 05/02/16 3:57pm

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IT'S JUST A FUCKING WALGREENS!!!! WE DON'T KNOW WHY HE WENT IN THERE!!! SO WHAT, THE MAN COULDN'T GO TO A DRUG STORE????!!! HE MIGHT HAVE HAD AN ADDICTION AND HE MIGHT HAVE HAD BUNIONS WHICH IS JUST AS LIKELY CONSIDERING THE SHOES HE WORE!!!!! ARGUING ABOUT THIS IS POINTLESS!!! WHAT DOES GOING TO A SPECIFIC WALGREENS PROVE ANYWAY OTHER THAN NO MATTER THE REASON, MAYBE HE WANTED SOME PRIVACY?!?!?!?!?!?!? LET THE MAN REST SO SHUT UP ALREADY, DAMN!!!

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Reply #48 posted 05/02/16 4:11pm

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This thread is stupid. Why does it matter?
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Reply #49 posted 05/02/16 4:15pm

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eek eek eek

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Reply #50 posted 05/02/16 4:16pm

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phoenixrising said:

This thread is stupid. Why does it matter?

Yeah, the original post was about how the TMZ pic was fake, but it wasn't so there's really no need for the thread. However, we're allowed to discuss the photo of Prince at Walgreens given it's the key piece of evidence being shown around at every news source in support of a drug addiction theory.

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Reply #51 posted 05/02/16 4:29pm

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If it turns out not to be a genuine photograph, it's because it's a still from a video. I expect this could turn into moving footage before too long. Maybe when the toxicology reports go public and top dollar is paid.
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Reply #52 posted 05/02/16 4:31pm

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eek eek eek

Eh, it's something slightly different to do.

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Reply #53 posted 05/02/16 4:34pm

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McD said:

If it turns out not to be a genuine photograph, it's because it's a still from a video. I expect this could turn into moving footage before too long. Maybe when the toxicology reports go public and top dollar is paid.

I don't think anyone's saying the photo of him isn't really. Just weird the different visuals of all the shots in this thread. Looks off to me, but perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for that.

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Reply #54 posted 05/02/16 4:35pm

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phoenixrising said:

This thread is stupid. Why does it matter? What I want to know is how on earth they got the Walgreens store bricks that color. Is that even red? Aren't bricks supposed to be red? I can't believe someone would use that color. On their building and all, it seems really blah. Why on earth would prince even consider going to such a blah neighborhood???

sigh

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Reply #55 posted 05/02/16 4:37pm

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morningsong said:

McD said:

If it turns out not to be a genuine photograph, it's because it's a still from a video. I expect this could turn into moving footage before too long. Maybe when the toxicology reports go public and top dollar is paid.

I don't think anyone's saying the photo of him isn't really. Just weird the different visuals of all the shots in this thread. Looks off to me, but perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for that.

It's the lens of the camera used. If you focus on someone, and then physically move the camera back and zoom in, they stay the same but background appears to expand and grow in size in relation to them. The depth and distance in the shot being "off" is the combo of lens and zoom that was used to take the shot.

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Reply #56 posted 05/02/16 4:45pm

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What kinda SUV is that BTW?
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Reply #57 posted 05/02/16 4:46pm

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breakbeat said:

phoenixrising said:

This thread is stupid. Why does it matter?

Yeah, the original post was about how the TMZ pic was fake, but it wasn't so there's really no need for the thread. However, we're allowed to discuss the photo of Prince at Walgreens given it's the key piece of evidence being shown around at every news source in support of a drug addiction theory.

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OMGM I can't believe I'm falling into this but I just have to ask. How does him going to that specific support the theory of a drug addiction? The connection just seems so weak.
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Reply #58 posted 05/02/16 4:49pm

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isobelfq said:

breakbeat said:

Yeah, the original post was about how the TMZ pic was fake, but it wasn't so there's really no need for the thread. However, we're allowed to discuss the photo of Prince at Walgreens given it's the key piece of evidence being shown around at every news source in support of a drug addiction theory.

[Edited 5/2/16 16:23pm]

OMGM I can't believe I'm falling into this but I just have to ask. How does him going to that specific support the theory of a drug addiction? The connection just seems so weak.

It's because TMZ reported he was there 4 times in a week, and he had OD'd on prescription painkillers a few days before that. So it's a probability connection. Someone OD's on painkillers, then frequents a pharmacy in abundance right after = he may have been abusing meds.

[Edited 5/2/16 16:50pm]

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Reply #59 posted 05/02/16 4:52pm

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breakbeat said:

morningsong said:

I don't think anyone's saying the photo of him isn't really. Just weird the different visuals of all the shots in this thread. Looks off to me, but perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for that.

It's the lens of the camera used. If you focus on someone, and then physically move the camera back and zoom in, they stay the same but background appears to expand and grow in size in relation to them. The depth and distance in the shot being "off" is the combo of lens and zoom that was used to take the shot.

[Edited 5/2/16 16:40pm]

Sounds like an awfully good and expensive lens for a very fuzzy shot. That lens makes it look like I could hop that wall and smack that building all at once in the prince shot. But in truth there's some walking involved between the 2 building. I don't know, weird.

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