By sailinggsoul - 2/8/2019 00:01
Today, I bought a box of tampons and went to the store restroom to insert one. I then put the box inside my purse. On my way out, I got stopped by security, who yelled at me to empty my purse. He grabbed my bag, spilling the tampons everywhere. Apparently, he thought I was stealing. FML
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By  cazziuz1983  |  9

technically speaking,depending kn the state your in I hope you locked his ass up.
had a store guard grab me by the arm and say I was under arrest, for stealing.i got physical, a second person (manager) jumped in u got my ass handed to me actually. but when it went to court charges were dismissed cuase 1,he assaulted me first(in the eyes of the law)2 just becuase he has a uniform on that looks like a local officers uniform doesn't give him the right to arrest anyone ,for any reason.since he was not a cop nor was the store (walmart) allowed to do so. judge didnt take too kindly to people acting like they were the law when they are not ,specifically stated that unless they were the law they had no right to attempt to detain me,let alone physically touch me.and that I was with in my rights as to how i reacted,and flat iut asked me if I wanted to press charges against them both.

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By  cazziuz1983  |  9

technically speaking,depending kn the state your in I hope you locked his ass up.
had a store guard grab me by the arm and say I was under arrest, for stealing.i got physical, a second person (manager) jumped in u got my ass handed to me actually. but when it went to court charges were dismissed cuase 1,he assaulted me first(in the eyes of the law)2 just becuase he has a uniform on that looks like a local officers uniform doesn't give him the right to arrest anyone ,for any reason.since he was not a cop nor was the store (walmart) allowed to do so. judge didnt take too kindly to people acting like they were the law when they are not ,specifically stated that unless they were the law they had no right to attempt to detain me,let alone physically touch me.and that I was with in my rights as to how i reacted,and flat iut asked me if I wanted to press charges against them both.

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  Memnoc  |  26

Guards can absolutely detain a person for suspicion of theft. And the vast majority of Wal-Mart stores in the United States employ off duty police officers to work loss prevention in their stores. Those officers, whether security or off duty police, are allowed to use force one step above what the suspect is using to resist, on the level of force scale. There are 5 steps in the level of force, btw. This is coming from a prior security officer, prior law enforcement officer, former corrections officer, and prior military personnel.

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  Ella_fml  |  17

Actually, no, you aren't allowed to assault someone because you think they look suspicious. This guard had absolutely no proof and just yelled at/grabbed her stuff because of how she looked. That's never ok. Even police aren't allowed to search your stuff without a warrant. He should get locked up or at least fired for this.

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  deathtiki  |  9

Would like to know what state you work in cause news flash the state you’re in matters a lot, the loss prevention personnel in the justification I live in can’t do anything more than ask you to come with them

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  Memnoc  |  26

She stated she was on her way out of the store. If she had passed the final point of payment, she can be stopped. Not saying the guard handled things properly, but yes, she could be detained for suspicion of theft.

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  Briarpatch  |  20

It's not stealing if you have paid for the product, even if you're carrying it in your purse or your pocket. She said that she BOUGHT them, as in "paid for them." She had to use one as soon as possible, because it was an emergency. Period.

By  Sheogorath  |  4

At least you got your tampons. My parents go up north hunting and left me at home to go to school and mom left me her bank card in case I needed anything. So I went to cvs to get milk and tampons and they refused to take the card. Ok fine. Went to the bank down the road, got the cash out and they still refused to sell to me. I was 15. I didn't really need the milk. But damn it I needed the tampons. That was also the only time in 4 years that I used my mom's card. After that I made sure I had everything I needed before they left. That person was an ass.