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Malden residents couldn't believe the lines at Malden supermarkets yesterday, with some waiting in line for over an hour despite fully staffed stores.
A Stop & Shop spokeswoman said Malden's stores were too busy for press photographs Thursday, but that didn't stop several Malden Patch readers from taking care of business themselves. Customers flocked to social media yesterday to marvel at the long lines, empty shelves and bizarre purchases of their fellow residents, all while committing acts of guerilla photography for Malden Patch (thanks, by the way!). Reader Marco Corrado said his friend couldn't find parking in the Charles Street store's expansive lot. Trying the Applebee's next door didn't help either. "They almost had to park in the bowling alley," he said. "I went around 12:30 and it was horrible," Amie Perault reported. "My fault for waiting until today to get it done...Good …